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Gloucester Cathedral installs temporary skate park

Thu 07 Apr 2016
By Marcus Jones

Gloucester Cathedral's swapped it's pews for skating ramps.

It's installed a temporary skate park during the Easter holidays as a way to attract young people.

The building will host dedicated scoot and skate sessions for different age groups, catering for young children to young adults and will culminate in a competition and presentation.

The park itself is run by Christian Skaters, who run events at festivals across the country and recently held a similar event at Malmesbury Abbey.

Speaking about the change to Cathedral's weekly activities, Canon Andrew Braddock said: "Cathedral skate is a brilliant opportunity for us to welcome children, families and young people into the cathedral for what will be an amazing and memorable event."

Listen to Cate Williams the mission and evangelism officer at Gloucester Cathedral speaking to Premier's Alex Williams on the News Hour.

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