Stations of the Cross
Fridays in Lent at 12.05pm
It is our custom in Lent to meet each Friday at 12.00 noon in the Nave in order to ‘walk the way of the Cross’ following our Stations of the Cross placed around the walls of the Nave. It is a moving devotion to look at each Station painted beautifully by the Bulgarian artist Silvia Dimitrov in the style of an Orthodox icon. A short reading and prayer is used at each Station. This year we shall be joined by Fr. Philip Thomas from the Church of St. Joseph and St. Teresa in Wells together with members of his congregation. So it will be good to add this ecumenical dimension to our keeping of Lent. Each week will be led by a member of the Cathedral clergy and Fr. Philip. The service lasts about 30 minutes. Do join us if you have not experienced this way of praying before.
The Revd John Sclater, Priest Vicar
We invite you to join us, or a guide is available to download here should you wish to follow the Stations of the Cross independently.
More information here.
The Fourteen Stations of the Cross were commissioned by the Chapter of Wells Cathedral in 2000. They are the work of the Bulgarian icon painter Silvia Dimitrova. Silvia lives in Bath and exhibits internationally. Many of her works are in public and private collections. The commission was completed in 2001 and received financial support from the Wootton family in memory of Bill Wootton for many years a faithful member of the Cathedral Community. They have provided us with fourteen strikingly original pieces of work, beautiful in themselves which help us towards a better understanding of Jesus Christ and him crucified.