Mindful Carving with the Stonemasons

Friday 15 July (and Friday 29 July)

Our stonemasons’ workshop, historically known as the Workshop of St Peter, is one of only ten attached to cathedrals in England. Stonemasons have been working on this site for centuries, and their work is crucial to ensure that the Cathedral remains in the best possible condition for generations to come.

Now, we’re inviting you to join them and have a go at carving your very own tile. As part of this session, our stonemason team will teach you about the traditional techniques they use so that you can create a simple design to take home with you. Carving is a methodical and rhythmic process, so this session is designed to promote mindfulness and mental wellbeing with a focus on creativity. The sessions will take place in the Cloister Garth, a peaceful and tranquil space in the centre of the Cathedral, and they will last for an hour at the following times:

  • 11am

  • 12.30pm

  • 2pm

This will be a friendly and relaxed activity, suitable for beginners. Sessions will last approximately one hour. Participants need to be aged seven plus. Tickets must be booked in advance for each individual carver. Children must be accompanied by an adult, although the adult does not have to book a ticket if they do not wish to participate. PPE will be provided for all participants.

Tickets cost £15 - please click on the button to the right of this page to book.

July 15, 2022
Opening times
Friday 15 July 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm
Garth 12 College GreenGloucesterGL1 2LX
Adult £15
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Our stonemason team

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