Wells Cathedral service will remember those who have died during Covid pandemic

September 11 2020
Wells Cathedral service will remember those who have died during Covid pandemic

THERE is to be an online service from Wells Cathedral to remember those who have died during the Covid pandemic.

Led by Bishop Ruth and the Dean of Wells, the Very Rev Dr John Davies, families of the bereaved are invited to send in names of those whom they mourn, and candles will be lit and their names read out.

Bishop Ruth said: “So many people weren’t able to attend funerals or grieve properly when their loved ones died in the last few months, because of restrictions imposed by the pandemic. We hope this service will offer people a chance to come together and mourn their loved ones by name, alongside others who have also been bereaved.”

The service will include music from members of the Music Foundation of Wells Cathedral, and prayers will be said by some of Somerset’s hospital chaplains. There will also be a reflection from someone who survived Covid following weeks in intensive care.

The service will be available to watch on the Wells Cathedral website and on the website of the Diocese of Bath and Wells from Wednesday, September 30.

Those who wish the names of their loved ones to be included should email them to comms@bathwells.anglican.org by Monday, September 21.