Ceremony marks Knife Angel’s month-long installation at Gloucester Cathedral

Published: Tuesday January 31, 2023

Knife AngelOn Wednesday 1 February, at 6.15pm, Bishop Rachel will be part of a ceremony to mark the arrival of the Knife Angel at Gloucester Cathedral. The sculpture aims to raise awareness on violent and aggressive behaviour issues.

The Knife Angel has been made from over 100,000 seized blades with the aim to raise awareness of all aspects of violence. Organisations from across the Diocese have come together through the Stronger, Safer Gloucester community safety partnership to bring the striking symbol of peace to the city as part of the UK National Youth Anti-Violence Tour and Programme. BBC Points West has set up a time-lapse camera overlooking College Green to capture the installation of the sculpture.

Members of the public are warmly invited to come and see it, and to take part in the programme of events and activities that will accompany it throughout February.

One such event is a new light and sound installation in the Lady Chapel at Gloucester Cathedral.

‘Lights Out’ has been created by young people through a collaboration with The Music Works, a local music charity, and Squidsoup, a company that uses digital technologies to create immersive experiences. The display features the voices of young people from the local community who have been affected by issues surrounding violent crime.

Evensong starts at 5.30pm in the Quire at Gloucester Cathedral, followed by an opening ceremony.

Visit Gloucester Cathedral’s website for more information: The Knife Angel | Gloucester Cathedral

More details of the ‘Lights Out’ installation are here: Lights Out | Gloucester Cathedral


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