Silence is the deepest moment of joy and celebration: listen to the 30 minute Silence of an old English church

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The recording was made in the 12th century Saint Peter's Church of Seaford, UK. The 30-minute recording starts with three rings of the church bell, a short introduction, and a message from the Rector, Andrew May including these sentences: "Relax, and be as receptive, as possible. Listen. Listen in the silence for the sound of your own heartbeat, and indeed, for the heartbeat of God." What follows is 28 minutes of near-silence including the odd creaking of timbers and a few footfalls, the odd murmur of voices from outside and the very, very faint rumble of traffic going past. At its close, there is a thank you for listening. The soundtrack can be listened here.