|BC226||Wells Cathedral 2005 Christmas Stamps Cover, unsigned||£25.00||Limited Availability|
|BC226S||Wells Cathedral 2005 Christmas Stamps Cover, signed by the Bishop of Bath and Wells||£30.00||Buy Now|
|BC226S2||Wells Cathedral 2005 Christmas Stamps Cover, signed by Lord Carey||£40.00||Limited Availability|
|BC226S3||Wells Cathedral 2005 Christmas Stamps Cover, signed by Irene Ahrens-Von Treskow||£30.00||Sold Out|
Issue Date: 01/11/2005
Issue Name: Wells Cathedral 2005 Christmas Stamps Cover
Producer: Buckingham Covers
This official Wells Cathedral Christmas cover celebrating 1300 years of Christianity at Wells. This beautiful cover celebrates the central icon of Christmas: the Madonna and Child. Postmarked at Wells, Somerset, home to one of the most magnificent Cathedrals in Britain. It is available signed by the former Bishop of Bath and Wells, Lord Carey, the stamp designer, Irene Ahrens-Von Treskow, or the Bishop of Bath and Wells - Peter Bryan Price.
Behind Wells Cathedral there are five springs, five holy wells which gave the city it's name. It is likely that this has always been a sacred site and for 1300 years Christians have worshipped here. The Cathedral we see now began in 1180. It was built in the newest style of the time with pointed instead of rounded arches and ribbed ceiling vaults. It is the earliest example of the Gothic style we have in England. It is highly decorated with fine ston carvings showing scenes of medieval life.
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George Leonard Carey, Baron Carey of Clifton, PC, FRSA is a retired Anglican bishop who was the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1991 to 2002, having previously been the Bishop of Bath and Wells.
Peter Bryan Price is a retired English Anglican bishop. He was the Bishop of Bath and Wells in the Church of England from 2001 to 30 June 2013. He sat in the House of Lords as one of the Lords Spiritual from 2008 until his retirement. Currently he chairs the Board of Trustees for the NGO Conciliation Resources.