Connecting People with the Transcendent – Dean of Lichfield

08th August 2019

Adrian Dorber, Dean of Lichfield speaks on BBC Radio Three Counties last weekend about the ‘serious mission imperatives’ behind having fun at our cathedrals.

Norwich Cathedral’s Helter Skelter and Rochester’s Crazy Golf:

“… are not cheap marketing tricks, these decisions are made out of serious pastoral concerns

We are faced with a missionary situation of trying to connect people with the transcendent when we know from British social attitudes, people have given up on it.

I think the raid we can make on people’s consciousness and help people into some kind of relationship with a sacred building or sacred space should be applauded and not condemned”



Find out more about Norwich Cathedral’s #SeeingItDifferently project here.