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‘From Lamentation to Hope’ ~ An Online Service from Wells Cathedral

From Lamentation to Hope from Wells Cathedral

A service for all who have been bereaved during the Covid pandemic.

An online service from Wells Cathedral will pray by name for all those who have died during the Covid pandemic in Somerset.

Families of the bereaved are invited to send in names of those they have lost during the pandemic, and candles will be lit and their names read out during the filmed service.
The Bishop of Taunton, Rt Revd Ruth Worsley, will welcome people to the online service. She 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 in hospital in Bath.

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

Those who wish the names of their loved ones to be included should send them by email to by Monday September 21.

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