The helter-skelter was one of two unusual installations placed in Church of England cathedrals this summer.
In July, the Rochester Cathedral placed a nine-hole miniature golf course in its central aisle. The holes feature models of bridges, and the course will be open until September 1.
Petri criticized these efforts by the Church of England to draw people in to the scared buildings, calling them suggestive of a warped sense of priorities for church buildings created to direct people towards God.
He told CNA that while God is present everywhere, including at the carnival, the construction of places of worship--whether it be a church, temple, synagogue, or other building--was one that was ordered by God and are special places specifically for that purpose.
The construction of houses of worship was "not something that we've invented," said Petri. "This is something that God revealed, revealed in scripture, that there are to be sacred places where we are to worship Him and give Him praise. We don't have the right or the option to do something other than that in those places," he said.
"And so that's why when you try to bring the profane, the carnival, into the church and into the place built directly to worship God and to raise the mind and heart to God, not only is it confused, it's scandalous," said Petri.
"It's a reversal of its priorities."
Norwich cathedral was built in the 11th and 12th centuries, with work beginning in 1096. Like many historic church buildings in the United Kingdom, it was Catholic for many centuries, until the foundation of the Church of England during the Protestant reformation.