The Multi-faith Chapel of Compassion is in the narthex in the south tower of the Cathedral.
Dedicated on 3 April 2012, the Chapel provides a space for people of all faiths to meditate and pray.
Here is a better look at the faiths represented – I was surprised to see Christianity:
I can’t help noticing that the most holy symbol of Jainism – the swastika – has been omitted; maybe next year.
Here is a part of the final blessing from the inaugural service:
`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
Not really, that was too coherent. Here is the final blessing, written just before the liturgist lost himself in gladness having sampled one too many magic mushrooms:
May the deep blessings of earth be with us.
May the fathomless soundings of seas surge in our soul.
May boundless stretches of the universe echo in our depths
to open us to wonder
to strengthen us for love
to humble us with gratitude
that we may find ourselves in one another
that we may lose ourselves in gladness
that we give ourselves to peace.