Cathedrals at Night 13.05.2022

Cathedrals at Night 13.05.2022

Explore Wells Cathedral as day turns to dusk on Friday 13th May 2022

This year, for the first time, Wells Cathedral is taking part in the first co-ordinated nationwide Cathedrals at Night Campaign, and will be opening its doors to all visitors of all ages from near and far to come and immerse themselves in the culture and spirituality of this historic, sacred space, and to explore it in a new light…

Cathedrals at Night has been inspired by Les Nuits des Cathedrales, first launched in 2008, when participating European cathedrals open their doors after hours on the second Saturday in May to offer a cultural and spiritual experience for free.  It is hoped Cathedrals At Night will become a regular event in the diary for English Cathedrals and their partners too beyond 2022.

Wells Cathedral will open its doors on Friday 13th May from 6.30pm – 9.30pm With an opportunity to…

  • Have questions answered by our knowledgeable Cathedral welcomers
  • Enjoy a complimentary tour at 6.30pm, 7.30pm, or 8.30pm given by our fantastic volunteer guides
  • Take some time to enjoy the calm and still of a candlelit chapel
  • Speak to a Cathedral Chaplain

No booking is required to visit the Cathedral at Night on Friday 13th May, and entry is by donation.


About Wells Cathedral

Located at the southern tip of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and described as the “most poetic” of the English Cathedrals, Wells Cathedral is home to a thriving spiritual, musical and historical community that stretches back nearly 850 years.

The Cathedral welcomes visitors all year round to experience its stunning architecture, world-class music, and a full programme of events, tours and concerts.

Image: Jason Bryant

Listen to our Music

Sunday 22nd May: The Cathedral will be holding a special service of Thanksgiving for the Platinum Jubilee at 3pm to which all are warmly invited. There will be restricted access to visitors from 1.30pm, and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.