Welcome Message from the Dean

Remembering and expecting

November traditionally brings a fair bit of remembering – All Souls Day, Armistice Day, and Remembrance Sunday all come in quick succession. We remember our loved ones gone from us to God’s closer keeping, and those who gave their lives for our freedom. We look back with a sense of loss. But November also draws our minds forward in expectation: Christmas is on most people’s horizon! Christmas is coming! And we prepare to hear again the story of God being with us, alongside all humanity, the story of the Incarnation. So, November casts us in several directions – backwards in memory, and forwards in expectation. Do come to be part of the remembering. And keep that expectation alive – there will be lots of chances to celebrate at Christmas in Wells Cathedral!

The Very Revd Dr John Davies DL, Dean of Wells

p.s. A very warm invitation to Wells Cathedral for Evensong and birthday tea on 26 November: details and an explanation are elsewhere in this newsletter.