Sound Bathing

Friday 2nd August - Friday 16th August

Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester Cathedral
Sound bathing is an ancient practice that involves participants being ‘bathed’ in sound waves, which aims to promote mental wellbeing by encouraging you to relax and release stress and anxiety.

This summer, we’ll be running sun-set sound bathing sessions in August in the magnificent surroundings of the Cathedral Nave. Enjoy the building from a new perspective, free from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Doors: 18.30
Sound Bathing - 18.45-19.30
Followed by Teze service – 19.30 doors, 19.45 start

We’ll provide free bookable mats so that you can make yourself comfortable, and all there is to do is sit back and relax as you listen to the music around you.

The soundtrack for these sessions has been specially composed by local music producer Ratljost featuring sounds from around the Cathedral – such as the tolling bell, bird song and our stonemasons at work – and the resulting piece is mesmerising.

You may wish to pray or reflect as you listen, taking in the glory of your surroundings as you do so.
These sessions are open to all ages, and you are welcome to stay for as much or as little of the hour as you like. 

After sound bathing you are welcome to stay for the rare opportunity to experience a Taizé service, which will take place around our Labyrinth which will be in the Nave throughout August. 
Taizé is a unique style of worship that includes the singing of distinctive and much-repeated prayer chants during candlelit prayer services. Taizé music highlights simple phrases, usually lines from the Psalms or other pieces of scripture, repeated or sung in canon. The repetition is designed to help meditation and prayer. This is a fantastic opportunity to see the Cathedral by candle light, hear holy chanting and experience what it might have been like to be a Monk here, 800 years ago.

Taizé service:
Doors 19.30
Run time: 19.45 - 20.15

We are sorry that due to limited space, parking in the Cathedral Close is restricted to pass holders only.
There are eight disabled parking spaces which are for use by Blue Badge holders on a first come first served basis.
However, there are several public car parks within easy walking distance of the Cathedral.
To find out more please download our parking guide or click here for up-to-date information.

Extend your visit or plan a future day out: What’s On | Gloucester Cathedral

All proceeds and donations from this event go to Gloucester Cathedrals Community Engagement Program which includes feeding the homeless two mornings a week, Gardening for Wellbeing and Youth Violence Reduction work. Find out more here: Social Responsibility | Gloucester Cathedral

Friday 2nd August

Friday 16th August

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