Closures and Restrictions

Closures and Restrictions


From time to time, areas of the Cathedral may be closed for services, special events, filming, or maintenance. We try to minimise these periods as much as we can, especially when the Cathedral is open during the daytime.

 

Please check this page for any last minute changes prior to your visit as some events may be arranged at short notice.

Upcoming Closures and Restrictions

Saturday 15 June, 10.00 a.m.–12.00 p.m., Nave
There may be some disruption due to the Rehearsal for the new Dean’s installation service.

Sunday 16 June, 12.00 p.m.–5.00 p.m., Nave
The Cathedral will be closed to visitors for the Installation of the new Dean. Entry to the Cathedral will be for attendees of the services.

Holy Communion (BCP) at 8.30 a.m. – 9.00 a.m

Cathedral Eucharist sung by Wells Cathedral Chamber Choir at 10:30 – 11:30am

Installation of the new Dean of Wells at 3.00 p.m.-5.00 p.m. This is a ticketed event and it will be a very busy service.

Tuesday 18 June- 12.45 a.m.–2.00 p.m., Nave
There may be some disruption due to school Moving Up Celebration activities.

4.00 p.m.- 7.00 p.m.- Nave

There will be no visitor access from this time due to a series of Chorister Performance Recordings being made.

Wednesday 19 June, 10.00 a.m.–12.00 p.m., Nave
There may be some disruption due to school Moving Up Celebration activities.

4.00 p.m.- 7.00 p.m.- Nave

There will be no visitor access from this time due to a series of Chorister Performance Recordings being made.

Thursday 20 June, 10.00 a.m.- 4.00 p.m. – Lady Chapel

Wells Cathedral School ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Rehearsal. The Lady Chapel will be restricted to visitor access during this time.

Friday 21 June, 10.00 a.m.- 4.00 p.m. – Lady Chapel

Wells Cathedral School ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Rehearsal. The Lady Chapel will be restricted to visitor access during this time.

Friday 21 June, 4.00 p.m.–5.00 p.m., Nave
There may be some disruption due to the Rehearsal for the new Precentor’s installation service

Saturday 22 June, 9.00 a.m.–4.00 p.m., Nave
Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society will be hosting their Come and Sing day in the Nave today. Visitors are welcome to stop and listen, including to the informal performance at 3.00 p.m.

Tuesday 2 July- 9.00 a.m.- 4.00 p.m.- Nave

There will be disruption caused by organ tuning all day. We are sorry for the incovenience.

Thursday 4 July- 10.00 a.m.- 12.00 p.m. and 1.00p.p.m.- 4.00 p.m.- Nave 

Wells Cathedral School Symphony Orchestra rehearsals.

Friday 5 July- 11.00 a.m.- 12.00 p.m.- Nave

Wells Cathedral School End of Term Service

Friday 12 July- 9.00 a.m.- 4.00 p.m.- Nave

There will be disruption due to the Queen by Candlelight Concert set up and rehearsal.

Saturday 13 July- 1.00 p.m.- 4.00 p.m.- Nave

There will be disruption due to the Queen by Candlelight Concert rehearsal.

Wednesday 17 July- 9.00 a.m.- 4.00 p.m.- Nave

There will be disruption due to the Fleetwood Mac by Candlelight Concert set up and rehearsal.

Thursday 18 July- 1.00 p.m.- 4.00 p.m.- Nave

There will be disruption due to the Fleetwood Mac by Candlelight Concert rehearsal.

Friday 19 July- 9.00 a.m.- 1.00 p.m.- Nave

There will be disruption due to the staging going up for WOW Fest.

Saturday 20 July- 1.00 p.m.- 4.00 p.m. – Nave

There will be disruption due to the rehearsal for the WOW Fest Concert.

Saturday 27 July- 1.00 p.m.- 4.00 p.m.- Nave

There will be disruption due to the rehearsal for the Somerset Chamber Choir Concert.

 

 

Regular Closures

Monday–Saturday

The East End of the Cathedral will close at 4.00 p.m. in preparation for Choral Evensong which takes place in the Quire at 5.15 p.m. Occasionally, there will be a service of Evening Prayer in the Lady Chapel in place of Choral Evensong, and the East End may be open for slightly longer. Visitors are welcome to attend these services.

Wednesday

The Lady Chapel and parts of the East End will be closed from 9.45 a.m. to 10.45 a.m. for the Midweek Eucharist service which all are welcome to attend.

Sunday

Visiting hours begin at 11.45 a.m, following the Sunday morning services, until 3.00 p.m.

All are welcome to attend Sunday Services in the Cathedral.

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Wells Cathedral is a working church and the information detailed above may not be exhaustive. Please check the What’s On page for services and events before planning your trip or call the Cathedral offices on 01749 674 483.

All are welcome to take a seat in the congregation for services at the Cathedral. In most cases, large choral services and events will be preceded by a rehearsal in situ, and visitors are welcome to sit and enjoy these. We simply ask that noise is kept to a minimum for the duration of the rehearsal, notwithstanding any disruption from the movement of staging/equipment.

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