Reflections and Sermons (videos)

Reflections and Sermons (videos)


On this page, you can watch Reflections and Sermons from the Clergy of Wells Cathedral, as well as from visiting speakers and preachers

Holy Week reflections

During Holy Week this year, we released a daily video reflection by a member of the Cathedral Clergy alongside a piece of music, both relevant for the day. These can all be viewed on the ‘Holy Week & Easter 2020’ page using the link below.

HOLY WEEK & EASTER 2020

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Reflections on Saints and Holy People

Over the following two months we will be releasing video reflections on Saints and Holy people given by the Clergy of Wells Cathedral. These will be sent out on the days we would ordinarily remember the life and work of the particular Saint in the Cathedral.

A reflection on John Calvin and Philip Neri

The Dean of Wells, The Very Revd Dr John Davies DL reflects on the life and work of two holy people – John Calvin and Philip Neri.

 

A reflection on The Venerable Bede

The Precentor, the Reverend Canon Nicholas Jepson-Biddle, talks about the life of The Venerable Bede.

 

A reflection on St. Dunstan

The Dean of Wells, The Very Revd Dr John Davies DL reflects on the life and work of St. Dunstan.

 

A reflection on Julian of Norwich

The Pastor, the Reverend Canon Rosalind Paul, reflects on the life of Julian of Norwich.

 

A reflection on St. Athanasius of Alexandria

The Chancellor, the Reverend Canon Dr Rob James, talks about the life and work of St. Athanasius of Alexandria.

 

A reflection on St. Catherine of Siena

The Precentor, the Reverend Canon Nicholas Jepson-Biddle, talks about the life of St. Catherine of Siena.

 
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General reflections

A reflection during the lockdown

Dr Rob James, the Canon Chancellor of Wells Cathedral, reflects on what the lockdown means for all of us, and how things might change after it ends.

 

A reflection on a reading for Easter Evening

A reflection on a reading for Easter Evening taken from Luke, Chapter 24, ‘The road to Emmaus’, given by the Chancellor, The Reverend Canon Dr Rob James.

 

Stations of the Cross

For many centuries the ‘Way of the Cross’ has been a tradition of following every step of Christ’s journey, from his condemnation by Pontius Pilate to the time when his lifeless body is laid in the tomb. In Jerusalem, many pilgrims follow the Via Dolorosa which is associated, by tradition, with Christ’s final journey to Golgotha. At the Cathedral, the Stations of the Cross make a Jerusalem for us where we are, and, in normal circumstances, on Fridays during Lent, we would follow the Way of the Cross, led from station to station by one of the Cathedral clergy, reflecting and meditating upon each station as we go.

 

A reflection for Mothering Sunday

Given by the Chancellor of Wells Cathedral, the Reverend Canon Dr Rob James. Recorded in the Chapter House of Wells Cathedral.

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