Autumn Lecture Series

Each Autumn a series of lectures takes place in which a particular theme is followed. Entry to the lecture is free (retiring collection).

Recent themes have been ‘The Church of England: the next 20 years’ (2009), ‘Present Hope, Future Vision’ (2010), ‘Telling the Truths’ (2011), ‘Texts: Sacred and Secular’ (2012), ‘The European Project’ (2013) and ‘The Ageing Agenda’ (2014).

Autumn 2015 Study Group ‘The Spirituality of Jane Austen’

Sunday 25 October, Sunday 1 November, Sunday 8 November and Sunday 15 November


An invitation is extended to join an Autumn Study Group led by The Rev Prebendary Paula Hollingsworth (Sub Dean Wells Cathedral) who is writing a book on the spirituality of Jane Austen. Paula would enormously value the opportunity to put some thoughts into the spoken word, and to engage with participants’ responses, thoughts and questions.

A deep knowledge of the Jane Austen’s life and novels is not essential, but please come willing to listen and respond! Each session will consist of a delivered paper (for about 45 minutes), a short break, and time for questions, comments and discussion. You are welcome to attend all or some of the sessions.

There will be a retiring collection for Burkino Faso as part of a partnership between Wells Cathedral and Christian Aid.

Sessions will be held in the Cathedral’s Education Room, 4.30 – 6pm:

▪ Sunday 25 October : Introduction to Jane Austen
▪ Sunday 1 November : How might a novel speak of God?
▪ Sunday 8 November : Ethics and Virtue within Jane Austen’s novels
▪ Sunday 15 November : Jane Austen and the Spirituality of Holiness

Past Lecture Series

For details of these past series please click on the links below

The 2009 Series – Download now

The 2010 Series – Download now

The 2011 Series – Download now

The 2012 Series – Download now