Public Services

Public Services

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From Monday 19th April, Wells Cathedral will be offering the following regular pattern of public worship in the Cathedral:


All are welcome to attend these services:

  • Seating will be socially distanced and all safety measures recommended will be in place (see below for more information)
  • Legally face masks must be worn unless there is a legitimate reason not to
  • A pen will be provided to sign in (for test and trace purposes)

Sunday services

We are delighted to welcome you to a regular schedule of three Sunday services:

8.30am Holy Communion (BCP)
10.30am Cathedral Eucharist
3.00pm Choral Evensong

Weekday worship

Holy Communion will take place in the Nave at 11.30am on Thursdays.

Choral Evensong will be sung by the Cathedral Choir at 5.15pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

Evening Prayer will be said at 5.15pm on Wednesday and Friday


The Dean of Wells, The Very Revd Dr John Davies, said:

“The Cathedral has been arranged with a concern for your safety. Now, safely, public worship can resume, and all who wish to come are invited in”.

We will continue to broadcast a Streamed Eucharist via our Facebook page at 10am on Sundays. These can all be watched again after release on the Live-streamed services page.

Wellsprings, the Cathedral’s worship for children, is meeting online at this time. Wellsprings is friendly and relaxed, suiting children between the ages of 0 and 11. If you are interested in joining us this Sunday, please send an email to


Your Safety

For full information about the measures we have put in place to make visitors feel safe, visit Wells Cathedral: Helping you to feel safe.

In terms of the service-specific safety measures:

  • For all services, chairs will be socially distanced
  • All services will take place in the Nave of the Cathedral
  • Entry is via the New Entry Cloister (NEC) and exit via the North West Door and the West Doors. Entry and exit will be staggered, and guided by the Cathedral team.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available for use at entry and exit
  • Face masks must be worn unless you have an exemption
  • Single use orders of service will be provided and disposed of after use
  • Contact details will need to be left for test and trace purposes. The data will be destroyed after 21 days (see here for our full Privacy and Data Protection policies)
  • Bell ringing and singing will be in accordance with the government and Church of England guidance
  • Chairs will be cleared and replaced after each service and not reused for at least 72 hours


For full information about the re-opening of Wells Cathedral, including information for visitors, visit the Well Cathedral re-opens page.

To see how we are complying with government guidance on managing the risk of Covid-19, please click here

Listen to our Music

The Cathedral is open for individual prayer and quiet reflection from 11am-3.45pm Mon-Sat, and 12pm-2pm on Sunday. Public worship has resumed and all are welcome to attend services in the Cathedral.