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.  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.

Wednesday 6 December, 1-4pm – rehearsals for Primary Schools Christmas Concerts (Nave)

Thursday 7 December, all day – ITV West Country filming in Cathedral with Nave closure from 08.45-09.45am for internal drone filming

Thursday 7 December, 2-3.30pm – Townswomen’s Guild Carol Service (Nave) with rehearsals from 11.30am-1.15pm

Friday 8 December, 11.30am-12.30pm – Millfield Prep Carol Service (Nave) with rehearsals taking place that morning and the mornings of Weds 6/12 and Thurs 7/12

Monday 11 December, all day – Undercroft closed for Somerset County Schools concert with set-up and rehearsals from 09.30-4pm in the Nave

Tuesday 12 & Wednesday 13 December, 10.30am-5pm – set-up and rehearsals for the Wells Cathedral Junior School Christmas Celebrations (Nave)

Wednesday 13 December, 11am-12pm – Age UK Carol Service (Nave) with rehearsal from 10.15am

Wednesday 13 December, 2.30-3.30pm – WI Carol Service (Nave) with readers rehearsal from 1-2pm

Thursday 14 December, 11am-12pm – Hazlegrove Prep Carol Service (Nave) with set-up and rehearsals from 08.30-10.30am

Thursday 14 December, 1.00-4.00pm – rehearsals for the evening’s Mid-Somerset Series Carol Service

Friday 15 December, 10.15-11.15am – Wells Cathedral School End of Term Service (Nave)

Friday 15 December, 2.00-3.00pm – Kings of Wessex Academy, Hugh Sexey’s Middle School & Fairlands Middle School Carol Service with rehearsals in the morning. Public welcome to attend but please be seated towards the rear of the Nave

Friday 15 December, 3.30-4pm – Opus Anglicanum concert rehearsal (Quire)

Saturday 16 December, 11.00am-4.00pm – rehearsals for Sing For Somerset evening carol service (Nave)

Monday 18 December, 10am-2.30pm – rehearsals for Crispin Carol Service (Nave)

Monday 25 December 2017 – the Cathedral is open until 1.00pm

Tuesday 26 December 2017 – the Cathedral is open 10.00am – 4.00pm

(Note: details of Christmas services and events can be found on our What’s On pages here, or highlights can be found via this Latest News post)

Monday 25 to Wednesday 27 December 2017 – the Cathedral Café is closed and will re-open Thursday 28 December

Saturday 30 December, 2.30pm – Wedding