Current vacancies at Wells Cathedral

Full time Virger

Salary: £15,900 per annum based on 40 hours a week

Wells Cathedral is seeking to appoint a full time Virger. The successful applicant will be a committed Christian in sympathy with the aims and objectives of the Church of England. You will need to show evidence of:

  • Being a team player, but also being able to work on their own and using initiative when appropriate
  • An appreciation of Church worship

The Virger will be provided with a house in Vicars’ Close, Wells rent-free and is required to reside there in order to properly perform his/her duties.

To Apply:

Application forms, with a covering letter no more than one side of A4 describing what attracts you to this role, your experience and how it relates to the opportunities and challenges presented by this position, should be returned to Human Resources via [email protected] or care of Diocesan Offices, the Old Deanery, Wells, Somerset BA5 2UG.

Copies of our Application Pack, Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form can be found here.

Closing Date:      29 August 2014

Interviews:         9 September 2014


We are looking for keen and musical boys in current school years 4, 5 & 6, and girls in school years 4 & 6, as choristers in Wells Cathedral Choir.

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

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

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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.

Vacancy for a Tenor Vicar Choral 

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

For full details please contact:

Mrs Melanie Lawlor, PA to the Organist & Master of the Choristers, Wells Cathedral Music Office, Chain Gate, Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UE

T: 01749 674483  E: [email protected]