The Cathedral is currently open from 11am – 3.45pm Monday-Saturday, and 12pm-4pm Sunday, for individual prayer and quiet reflection. Public services have returned to the Cathedral and all are welcome to attend.
When the Cathedral is open, some areas may occasionally need to close or only offer restricted access for a service, special event, filming or general maintenance.
We try to minimise these periods as much as we can, as we know that people may travel long distances to visit us. Please remember to check this page for any last minute changes prior to your visit as some events may have to be arranged at short notice. However Wells Cathedral is a working church and the dates and information mentioned on this page may not be exhaustive so please check the What’s On page for services and events before planning your trip or call reception on 01749 674483.
The location of the service will be closed to visitors for the duration of that service but you are more than welcome to sit in the congregation. Please note that and setting up prior to the event so the Cathedral will be a busy but happy place to visit!
If the Cathedral is open and a service is taking place, all are welcome to sit as part of the congregation. For the majority of the large services and concerts there will be rehearsals which you may sit and enjoy. You may experience virgers moving equipment into place and although disruption is kept to a minimum, it is hoped you will understand the need to be ready!
Some areas of the Cathedral remain closed owing to social distancing limitations. These include:
The Cathedral Café, Shop and Donations Desk will be closed until further notice.