Tuesday 23rd March marks the first anniversary of the first national lockdown. At Wells Cathedral we will stand with our nation in remembering before God those who have died, those who suffer and grieve, those whose skill has brought us the vaccine, and all front-line workers.
Those in the Cathedral at 12 noon will be invited to share in a minute’s silence, ending with the toll of the tenor bell at 12.01pm. Following the silence, there will be a short service, lasting around 10 minutes, of remembrance and thanksgiving centred on the prayer set in the floor of the Nave. All are invited, and there will be a retiring collection for the work of Marie Curie, a charity closely associated with this national day of recollection and reflection.
For those who are shielding, or otherwise unable to visit the Cathedral at this time, there will be a short video released at 12 noon for you to join in with the minute’s silence being held around the country, and with the prayers being said in the Cathedral. This video will be available on this page. If you would like to support the work of Marie Curie, please click here.