Birds flying in the sky

Sound bathing in the Cathedral

Wednesday, 31 August 2022 1:30pm to 1:30pm


12 College Green

Accessibility features

  • Access for Wheelchair Users Access for Wheelchair Users
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible toilet
  • Assistance Dogs Only
  • Audio Description
  • Autism Friendly
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Changing Place Facility
  • Drop-off Point
  • Family Friendly
  • Hidden Disabilities Awareness
  • PA/Carer Free Entry
  • Public Transport Links
  • Quiet Space
  • Visual Impairment Awareness

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 sound bathing sessions on certain dates throughout July and August in the magnificent surroundings of the Cathedral, either in the Quire or Lady Chapel. We’ll provide movement 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 a member of our Visitor Operations Team, Jay Waddington, who is a successful music producer. It features 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. No booking is required.