Wells Cathedral director of music quits

Wells Cathedral director of music quits


norman lebrecht

May 10, 2022

Jeremy Cole, Director of Music at Wells Cathedral, has resigned after just over two years. He will leave at Christmas.

No reason has been given but the Cathedral is ridden with ‘unhappiness and fear’, according to a recent report. Read it here.


  • Piston1 says:

    Pretty pathetic: a barrage of first-world problems.

  • Maria says:

    More bullying in the Christian church by clergy and more people walking away from it when you read this kind of thing! Doesn’t give a good impression to anyone where love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control – the fruits of the Holy Spirit they are all supposed to be preaching and try to live up to!

    • msc says:

      They’re people like everyone else. There are bad bosses and managers in every area of human endeavour, so why not churches?

      • Notinmyname says:

        Indeed – but it doesn’t excuse it, particularly in an institution which (regularly) speaks of Love.

  • Hercule says:

    Couldn’t have been too bad if it’s taking him 6 months to leave.

    • La plus belle voix says:

      He will certainly have had a written contract. And maybe he also felt some sense of duty to allow adequate time for a successor to be found.