Holy Week Reflections

Holy Week Reflections

During every day of Holy Week this year, we released a video reflection by a member of the Cathedral Chapter alongside a video recording of a piece of music, both relevant for the particular day.

The reflections can all be viewed again below and if you’d like to watch the musical performances released during Holy Week, visit the Video webcasts page.

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Monday of Holy Week

The reflection for Monday of Holy Week comes from the Chancellor, Dr Rob James.


Tuesday of Holy Week

The reflection for Tuesday of Holy Week comes from the Venerable Anne Gell, Archdeacon.


Wednesday of Holy Week

The reflection for Wednesday of Holy Week is given by the Precentor, the Reverend Canon Nicholas Jepson-Biddle.


Maundy Thursday

The reflection for Maundy Thursday is given by the Pastor, the Reverend Canon Rosalind Paul.


Good Friday

This Good Friday, Canon Angela Tilby was to give a series of talks based on images of the cross. As we are unable to go ahead with these, we would like to share these talks with you to read and reflect on in your own time.

Angela added: “I am very sorry not to be with you at Wells Cathedral this Good Friday. My talks were to be based on four different images of the cross, and I was going to reflect on how these different images might help us enter more deeply into what Good Friday is all about. But this year we will all be observing Holy Week, Good Friday and Easter from our homes. So, at the invitation of the Precentor, I would like to offer a snapshot of the talks I was intending to give.

In spite of the difficulties and challenges that face us all at the moment I wish you all a very happy Easter in the lovely city and cathedral of Wells.”

Click here to download a copy of the talks.

Holy Saturday

Today, on Holy Saturday, the Dean of Wells reflects on why this day is such a beautiful day.


Easter Day

This Easter Day, the Dean of Wells concludes our Holy Week reflections by talking about what Easter Day means to us all, especially in these unprecedented times.

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.