General Reflections

General Reflections

At a time when all are locked down the Dean and Chapter hopes you gain some comfort, some inspirations, or some food for thought from these reflections.

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A sermon to Commemorate the End of the Second World War

16th August 2020

A sermon given by the Reverend Canon Dr Rob James, Canon Chancellor of Wells Cathedral, reflecting on the end of the Second World War and how we owe it to ourselves, our children and our forebears to continue to work towards peace.

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.

Listen to our Music

As a consequence of the national lockdown all public worship, tours, concerts, and other events are suspended in Wells Cathedral until Wednesday 2nd December 2020 inclusive. The Café and Shop are closed, but the Cathedral remains open for individual prayer, lighting of candles and quiet reflection. All are welcome.