New Archdeacon of Wells


The Bishop of Bath and Wells has announced that the Revd Canon Anne Gell will be our next Archdeacon of Wells and Residentiary Canon of Wells Cathedral.

Anne is currently Vicar of St Peter’s Wrecclesham in the Diocese of Guildford, and Area Dean of Farnham. She will take up her appointment after Easter.

Commenting on the appointment, Bishop Peter said: “It is with great joy that I announce Anne’s appointment. She is coming to the diocese at an exciting time and will bring warmth and enthusiasm, pastoral skills and prayerfulness to this post. Anne is a wise and experienced parish priest and Area Dean with a deep desire to support the flourishing of all God’s people. As the next Archdeacon of Wells she will be involved in helping benefices, schools and chaplaincies in living and sharing the good news of Jesus.”

The Dean of Wells, the Very Revd Dr John Davies said: “The Chapter will be delighted to welcome Anne and her family into the life and ministry of the Cathedral at Wells. She brings with her a rich variety of experience, including knowledge of Cathedral ministry through her role as an Honorary Canon of Guildford Cathedral. It will be very good to welcome her after Easter.”

More information is available via the Diocesan website here.

Welcome Anne!