World War One commemoration activities at Wells Cathedral

On 4th August 1918 King George V called a national day of prayer: in a time of great national difficulty and pain, it seemed a natural and good response. 100 days later World War One ended.

On Saturday 4th August, at Evensong (5:15pm) we marked the centenary of that call to prayer at Wells Cathedral. Cathedrals and churches across the country began 100 days of prayer for peace, reconciliation and hope and the anniversary and the days of prayer are commended by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

The Centenary of the end of World War One – commemoration activities:

A raft of commemorative events are also being planned for the Cathedral; services, displays, drama, theological exploration, music and youth activities.

Full details are available in this pdf and printed leaflets are available within the Cathedral. It is a rich programme to reflect such an important cultural landmark and complements many other activities taking place in the city of Wells, details of which can be found on the Council’s website here.