Cathedral installs crazy golf course in plan to tee-up a younger congregation – but vicars slam ’embarrassing shambles’

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A CATHEDRAL hopes to tee-up a younger congregation after installing a crazy golf course.

A trust which maintains local bridges designed and paid for the nave’s nine-holer, with each based on a different crossing.

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Rochester Cathedral has installed a crazy golf course in the nave – but the decision has divided opinion[/caption]

Rochester Cathedral in Kent said the stunt for August was giving people the chance to “learn while they take part in a fun activity, in what for many might be a previously unvisited building.”

But critics hit out at the idea.

Father David Palmer tweeted: “I was ‘ordained’ in this Cathedral. What an embarrassing shambles.”

Referring to John Fisher — a Catholic bishop there who Henry VIII had executed — Fr Timothy Finnigan wrote: “It’s what St John Fisher would have wanted. (Not)”


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The cathedral said the course was giving people the chance to learn and attract a younger congregation[/caption]

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The crazy golf course was created by Rochester Bridge Trust[/caption]

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Critics have hit out at the idea[/caption]

Angela Morabito added: “Rochester Cathedral was founded in AD 604.

“It survived the Norman Conquest, two fires in the 12th century, and several rounds of pillaging. And now . . . ”

A spokesman said: “Cathedrals up and down the country are hosting all sorts of activities. Worship is unaffected.”

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