Worship to move online

Worship to move online


Announcement that all services from Wells Cathedral will temporarily move online until further notice

Watch: The Dean’s latest welcome message


On Thursday 14th January 2021, the Chapter of Wells announced that all services will be made available online only. This decision was made in line with many other cathedrals, all of whom are working hard to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. The Chapter feels it is important to lead by example, and to do everything it can to uphold the messages from the government to observe the rules of no gathering, to respect social distancing, and to stay home except for essential activity.

The Cathedral clergy continue to maintain the daily pattern of prayer from home during this period, committed to bringing many together in hope in these difficult times. As our prayers continue, so does our concern for those around us. If you are aware of any pastoral needs with which the clergy can help, please contact the Canon Pastor, on pastor@wellscathedral.uk.net


Public worship in the Cathedral

All Cathedral services will move online until further notice. For more information about online worship, please click here.


Access to the Cathedral

The Cathedral is open from 11am to 3pm daily for quiet prayer and reflection, and the lighting of candles. The safety of all who visit  is our watchword in preparing the Cathedral. There is hand sanitiser easily available, and there are no doors to open or touch. There is a beautifully prepared one-way route to guide you safely to the space of your choosing: to sit on the stone benches, to be still and at one with your thoughts, or to light a candle and remember.

All who visit will be in one of the most beautiful Cathedral interiors in the country, where countless prayers have been said, and loved ones remembered. If you need to talk with someone, you will find a socially distanced and listening ear.

Regrettably, the Cathedral is not able to be open for tourists at this time due to national Covid-19 restrictions. It is essential that the government message of ‘stay at home’ is reinforced, and that the Cathedral can play its part in ensuring that the NHS is not overwhelmed.


Online Provisions

Online worship will continue and will be enhanced, including a weekly audio Choral Evensong available on the Cathedral website, and on Facebook and YouTube. A new series of online reflections will also be available in due course.

If you are unable to visit the Cathedral but have pastoral needs with which the clergy may be able to help, please contact the Canon Pastor via email (pastor@wellscathedral.uk.net) or visit the pastoral care page for more information.

Listen to our Music

The Cathedral will be open for individual prayer and reflection during the lockdown. All services will be available online only until further notice.