Closures and Restrictions

Restricted Access

The Cathedral Nave without seating

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.  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. However Wells Cathedral is a working church and the list below may not be exhaustive so please check the What’s On page for services and events before planning your trip or call reception on 01749 674483.

The location of the service will be closed to visitors for the duration of that service but you are more than welcome to sit in the congregation. Please note that for the majority of the large services and concerts there will be rehearsals and setting up prior to the event so the Cathedral will be a busy but happy place to visit!

Scheduled organ tuning dates:

Monday 11 February

Tuesday 26 February

Tuesday 9 April

Friday 3 May

Friday 31 May

Friday 5 July

Wednesday 7 August

Thursday 5 September

Tuesday 8 October

Wednesday 13 November

Thursday 19 December

Please note that organ tuning takes place from 10.45am to 4.00pm and will be un-tuneful and noisy! Dates are subject to change but we will update this list throughout the year.




Friday 12 July 2019, 12.30pm – wedding (Quire)

Wednesday 17 July 2019, 12.30pm – wedding (Quire)

Wednesday 10 August 2019, 12.30pm – wedding (Quire)

Friday 20 September 2019, 2.00pm – Wells Cathedral Junior School service

Saturday 21 September 2019, 2.30pm – wedding (Quire)

Wednesday 2 October, 2pm – thanksgiving service (Quire)

Saturday 12 October 2019, all day – Be A Chorister for a Day (various)