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The Friends of Wells Cathedral was founded in 1933 and there are now Friends across the globe. The Friends support the Chapter of Wells in the of maintenance of the fabric, life and work of the Cathedral. The Friends have contributed to projects big and small, relating to the building and to departments within the Cathedral Foundation. The Friends committed themselves to funding the £1.8m for the Friends Building in the Cathedral Development Project.

The Friends assist the Chapter of the Cathedral costs of major restoration works, the continuing traditions of music, and inspiring younger generations through the Cathedral’s unique heritage and history.

With your help the Friends will continue in the mission to support Wells Cathedral Past, Present and Future

You can support the Friends by:

Donating Now

Joining the Friends 

Leaving a legacy to the Friends of Wells Cathedral





The Friends' Office is in the West Cloister (entry from the New Entry Cloister). For more information please see Office Hours.

Please note that while the Friends Office is currently closed as part of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) precautions phone call and emails will still be answered and post will be dealt with though this may take longer than normal.

We would be delighted to hear from you! 

From Sunday 6th September, Evensong returns to its normal Sunday time of 3:00pm as the Cathedral Choir resumes singing services.  The Choir will also sing at the Cathedral Eucharist (at 10:30am on Sundays).  Evensong will be sung by the Choir on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at the normal time of 5:15pm.

Wells Cathedral has be open between 10:00am and 4:00pm (11:00 to 4:00pm Sundays) from Monday 15th June for visitors, private prayer and reflection.

New arrangements are in place, please click here to find out more.


Past, Present & Future