From Lamentation to Hope

From Lamentation to Hope

‘From Lamentation to Hope’: A service for those bereaved during the coronavirus pandemic

Wednesday 30th September 2020, 7:00pm



In collaboration with The Diocese of Bath and Wells there will be an online service to remember all those who have died during the Covid pandemic.
Led by Bishop Ruth and the Dean of Wells, families of the bereaved are invited to send in names of those whom they mourn, and candles will be lit and their names are read out.


“So many people weren’t able to attend funerals or grieve properly when their loved ones died in the last few months, because of restrictions imposed by the pandemic. We hope this service will offer people a chance to come together and mourn their loved ones by name, alongside others who have also been bereaved.”
Ruth, Bishop of Taunton


The service will include music from members of the Music Foundation of Wells Cathedral, and prayers will be said by some of Somerset’s hospital chaplains. There will also be a reflection from someone who survived Covid following weeks in intensive care.


The service will be available to watch here on the Wells Cathedral website, and on the website of the Diocese of Bath and Wells from Wednesday 30 September.


Those who wish the names of their loved ones to be included should send them by email to by Monday September 21.

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