Current vacancies at Wells Cathedral

Countertenor Vicar Choral and a Tenor Vicar Choral

from September 2015 (or earlier, by arrangement, for the Tenor post)

Applications are invited from experienced singers. Free housing in the beautiful Mediaeval Vicars’ Close, with a competitive salary and fees package.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Wednesday 11 February.   Interviews: March.

Download more details for our Countertenor Vicar Choral vacancy by clicking here.

Download more details for our Tenor Vicar Choral vacancy by clicking here.

Enquiries to:

Mr Matthew Owens, Organist & Master of the Choristers,

Wells Cathedral Music Office, Chain Gate, Cathedral Green, Wells, BA5 2UE

Telephone: 01749 674483  Email: [email protected]

Wells Cathedral Café: Café Assistant

Our Cathedral café is a relaxing, self-service eatery boasting views to the magnificent West Front of Wells Cathedral and over the tranquil moat of the Bishop’s Palace. Our food is freshly prepared and baked by our team in the Cathedral kitchen each day – including our homemade bread! – using local Somerset and Fairtrade produce wherever possible.

A Café Assistant is now required to work with us in the café for 16 hours per week, plus regular overtime & function work.

Working Saturday 10am – 5pm, Tues, Wed, Thurs 11.30am – 2.30pm each week, we offer an excellent benefits package and training will be given.

Closing date for applications is 30th January 2015.

Expressions of interest and applications should be sent to our Head of Catering, Janet Hendon, in first instance via  email at [email protected]


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Matthew Owens, Organist & Master of the Choristers, is always pleased to hear from parents of prospective choristers.

Scholarships and additional bursaries for Wells Cathedral School, which all choristers attend, are available.

For more information, please telephone 01749 834213 or 01749 674483 or email [email protected]

“one of the most impressive of today’s British cathedral choirs” in “world-class form” Gramophone Magazine

Click here for more information about Wells Cathedral choristers.

Volunteers Needed

Do you like helping and meeting new people?

Can you spare a couple of hours a week or month?

We have various roles available, but primarily volunteers are needed to greet, welcome and offer help to visitors to Wells Cathedral.


If you or a friend would like to join the Wells Cathedral team of volunteers, we would be delighted to hear from you.

For more information please contact the Visits & Volunteers Co-ordinator on 01749 674483 or email [email protected]

Training and support is given.