Welcome message from the Dean

Welcome message from the Dean


Following guidance from Government and the national church, the Chapter of Wells is delighted that Wells Cathedral is now open  for all visitors from 9:15am-4pm on Monday-Saturday and 12pm-2pm, then 4:30pm-6pm on SundaysPublic worship in the building has also resumed (please note that the opening times for visitors on Sundays have changed to accommodate the Sunday morning services).  See below for more information about the public services we are offering – all are very welcome!

For centuries Cathedrals have been places of inspiration and reflection. And Wells Cathedral has now resumed this vital role.

The present pandemic and the experience of Lockdown have been very painful for so many people. So, in the Cathedral, there are candles to light, a beautiful space in which to pray and ponder, and gentle pastoral care is available if needed. The Nave has been cleared of chairs. It is a welcoming and stunning sight.

We have put in place measures for your safety so you feel both welcomed and safe. Details of the safety measures in place can be found on the website. All that is asked is you respect these measures when you visit.

In parallel with reopening a special appeal has been made to raise much needed funds and you can help ensure the Cathedral is here for future generations to enjoy by providing a donation. Please click here to find out more.

It is so good to see the Cathedral fully alive again and carrying out its enduring purpose as a house of prayer, and source of inspiration. It can now resume this crucial role in troubled times.

Thank you for visiting this website and for any visit you propose to make to Wells Cathedral.

The Very Revd Dr John Davies DL, Dean of Wells 
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