Trevor Wedlake's Writings
Psalms & Symphonies
Published in the Village Journal July, 1974
|PSALMS AND SYMPHONIES
“The world”, said Wordsworth, “is too much with us”, and on a dark, wet winter afternoon I stepped inside the cathedral and left the world truly behind.
The verger, a shadowy, black-clad figure was flitting about his official business in the dim light of the North transept, and the choir began the psalms.
On my way out to the winter evening and the 20th century I saw the notice which stated that the cost of maintaining the cathedral is £50,000 per annum, and I duly made a minute donation to this vast sum. But it seemed to me the State should make it its responsibility to preserve the beautiful fabric of Wells and all our Mediaeval cathedrals. Conceived and built in the plain faith nurtured in the imagination of the middle-ages, these glorious symphonies in stone should not be left to the mercy of the casual