Shop and Cafe Christmas 2013 opening times :
December 24th – shop and cafe close at 3.30pm
December 25th, 26th, and 27th – shop and cafe closed
December 28th to January 1st inclusive – shop and cafe open 11.00am-4.00pm
You may find our ‘Travelling to Wells’ page useful to help plan your journey, as well as details of car parking facilities once you’re here.
Please note that the East End of the Cathedral starts to close from 4pm onwards. The Quire closes at 4pm* in readiness for Evensong (*3.45pm when we have a visiting Choir) the remainder of the East End closes at 4.30pm and the Chapter House closes at 4.55pm.
During summer opening times (April – September) all will re-open when Evensong has ended, c. 6.15pm.
Please also note that the Cathedral operates a Quiet Hour from 12.00pm-1.00pm from April to October. This restores the peace and tranquility of this holy place and serves as a reminder of its primary purpose as a place of worship. Guided tours do not take place during Quiet Hour.
Occasionally the Cathedral, or parts of it, may also need to close or only offer restricted access for a service, special event, filming or general maintenance. We try to minimise these periods as much as we can, as we know that people may travel long distances to visit us. As soon as we know about a closure it will be posted below. Please remember to check this page for any last minute changes prior to your visit as some events may have to be arranged at short notice.
Friday 6 December 2013 – Millfield End of Term Carol Service
Wednesday 4 December 1.30 pm – 4.00 pm
Thursday 5 December 9.30 am – 4.00 pm
Friday 6 December 9.00 am – 11.00 am
Monday 2 December 10.00 am – 12 noon Readers
Tuesday 3 December 10.30 am – 12.15 pm Choir
Wednesday 11 December 2013, 2.30pm - WI Carol Service
Wednesday 11 December 2013, 11am – Age UK Somerset Carol Service
Thursday 12 December 2013 (Rehearsal 9.30 am – 10.00 am/Service 11am) - Hazlegrove Carol Service
Friday 13 December 2013, 10.15am - Wells Cathedral School End of Term Service