Reflections on Saints and Holy People

Reflections on Saints and Holy People


On this page, you can view video reflections on Saints and Holy people given by the Clergy of Wells Cathedral. These have been sent out on the days we would ordinarily remember the life and work of the particular Saint in the Cathedral.

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A reflection on the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Chancellor of Wells Cathedral, the Reverend Canon Dr Rob James, explores the significance of the Blessed Virgin Mary — the ‘saint of saints’ — and how she influences our understanding of Christ’s humanity.

 

A reflection on St Cuthbert

The Reverend Lucy Jordan, Curate of St Cuthbert’s Church, Wells, reflects on the life of St Cuthbert.

 

A reflection on St Clare of Assisi

The Chancellor, the Reverend Canon Dr Rob James, reflects on the life and mission of St Clare of Assisi.

 

A reflection on Mary, Martha and Lazarus

Professor David Thomas, Canon Theologian of Wells Cathedral, tells the story of Mary, Martha and Lazarus and reflects on its relevance in a time of lockdown.

 

A reflection on St. James

The Dean of Wells, the Very Reverend Dr John Davies DL reflects on what St James means to him, and the importance of compassion in the world today.

 

A reflection on St. Mary Magdalene

The Precentor, the Reverend Canon Nicholas Jepson-Biddle, reflects on the role and importance of St. Mary Magdalene.

 

A reflection on St. Bonaventure

The Chancellor of Wells Cathedral, the Reverend Canon Dr Rob James, reflects on the life of St. Bonaventure.

A reflection on St. Swithun

The Pastor of Wells Cathedral, the Reverend Canon Rosalind Paul, reflects on the life of St. Swithun.

A reflection on St. Benedict

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

A reflection on St. Thomas

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

 

A reflection on St. Irenaeus

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

 

A reflection on St. Etheldreda

The Pastor of Wells Cathedral, the Reverend Canon Rosalind Paul, reflects on the life of St. Etheldreda.

 

A reflection on Bishop Richard of Chichester

Professor David Thomas, the Canon Theologian of Wells Cathedral, reflects on the life of Bishop Richard of Chichester.

 

A reflection on St. Columba

The Pastor, the Reverend Canon Rosalind Paul, reflects on the life of St. Columba.

 

A reflection on Bishop Thomas Ken

Prebendary Elsa van der Zee reflects on the life and work of Bishop Thomas Ken.

 

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 St. Pachomius

The Archdeacon of Wells, the Venerable Anne Gell, reflects on the life of St. Pachomius.

 

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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