Sound bathing in the Cathedral

Monday 22 August, 6.30pm-7.30pm (Lady Chapel)

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.

Listen to a snippet of the soundtrack here:


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 session as you like. However, for the evening sessions please arrive by 6.35pm as the Cathedral gate will be closed. No booking is required.

· Monday 25 July, 6.30-7.30pm, Lady Chapel

· Wednesday 27 July, 2-3.15pm, Lady Chapel

· Wednesday 3 August, 2.30-3.15pm, Quire

· Monday 8 August, 6.30-7.30pm, Lady Chapel

· Wednesday 10 August, 2.30-3.15pm, Lady Chapel

· Wednesday 17 August, 2.30-3.15pm, Quire

· Monday 22 August, 6.30-7.30pm, Lady Chapel

· Wednesday 24 August, 2.30-3.15pm, Lady Chapel

· Wednesday 31 August, 2.30-3.15pm, Lady Chapel

August 22, 2022
Opening times
Monday 22 August 6.30pm-7.30pm
Lady Chapel 12 College GreenGloucesterGL1 2LX
Booking not required

Getting Here

  • How to find us

    The Cathedral is located in the historic heart of Gloucester and our spectacular tower can be seen from many spots in and around the city.

    Click here to download or print off a guide on ‘Getting to Gloucester Cathedral’

  • Parking

    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.

  • Arriving by Public Transport

    The Cathedral is located in Gloucester Town Centre, so the best way to get here is by public transport.

    We are a 10-15 minute walk from both the train and bus stations. You can also use Gloucester’s Park and Ride.

    Click here for more information about this service.

  • Cycling

    There are bike racks available on Cathedral Green. Route 41 of the National Cycle Network runs through the Cathedral grounds – find out more about the route here.