Wells Cathedral is hosting the next stage of a photography exhibition to honour late Magnum photographer Peter Marlow.

The event, will manifest a series of captivating photographs by Mr Marlow, capturing all 42 Anglican cathedrals in England.

Peter Marlow: The English Cathedral, organized by the Peter Marlow Foundation, will be in Wells from December 5 to January 14 - and admission is free.

Wells Cathedral will house the collection in the South Cloister during its normal visiting hours of 7am to 6pm.

The cathedral is renowned for its intricate character framed by vaulted ceilings, scissor arches, and iconic pointed arches - all encapsulated magnificently in Peter Marlow's works.

Chancellor of Wells, Reverend Canon Dr Megan Daffern said: "Cathedral churches such as ours are increasingly regarded as places of pilgrimage, homes of holiness with stillness and a sense of the divine welcoming all.

"Peter’s own story invites both wonder and also curiosity about our own journeys and what special places might mean to each of us."

Somerset County Gazette: Peter Marlow: The English Cathedral will be in Wells from December 5 to January 14 - and admission

Mr Marlow's journey started in 2008 when he was commissioned by the Royal Mail to photograph six Anglican Cathedrals for the 300th anniversary of St Paul's Cathedral.

The photographer soon became fascinated with these impressive interiors and decided to document all 42 cathedrals.

He spent three years guided by a copy of 'English Cathedrals' by Edwin Smith and Olive Cook and a pack of Anglican Cathedrals of England Top Trumps cards.

Peter Marlow utilised natural light to capture the atmospheric nuances and intriguing details of spaces usually flooded with artificial comforting light.

These images pay homage to the long tradition of church photography in England, adding a modern aesthetic that underscores the cathedrals' exquisite architecture.

Mr Marlow's exhibition offers visitors an interactive, creative opportunity.

As part of the ongoing tour, the Peter Marlow Foundation, with the support of Fujifilm, has provided instax cameras for visitors to create their photographic 'portraits' of the exhibition.

Each cathedral will have a chosen winner who will receive a fine print of a cathedral photograph of their choice.

After Wells Cathedral, 'Peter Marlow: The English Cathedral' will continue to tour other cathedrals throughout 2024, travelling to Manchester, Rochester, Peterborough, Derby, and Chester, among other locations.