Bishop Bekynton Commemoration at Festal Evensong
Sunday 14th January
15:00 - 16:00
Description:Bishop Bekynton was consecrated as Bishop of Bath and Wells in October 1443 and, while an important figure nationally, is perhaps best known locally for granting the gift of a free water supply to the residents of Wells. Our City is named after the springs (or wells) which rise within the grounds of the Bishop’s Palace and which still flow today – thanks to Bishop Bekynton – via channels through the market place and into the City. He also did much building here, both at the Cathedral and in the City. On the national stage he was King’s Secretary, Secretary of State, and Keeper of the Privy Seal. At 3pm on Sunday 14 January the Mayor of Wells and the City Council will join us at Evensong to give thanks for the life of Bishop Bekynton and his gift. Flowers and water will be laid by his tomb by the Dean and the Mayor of Wells to remember this significant moment in the life of our city. This is an important day of thanksgiving for our City, Cathedral and community. All will be very welcome.