Subscription Rates

The current subscription rates are

  • Single £15 per annum
  • Joint £20 per annum
  • Overseas (sterling payment) £23 per annum
  • Overseas (other currency) £28 per annum

Rates for Life Membership available upon request

Registered Charity Number 208797

Application Form

Contact Details


Friends Office
West Cloister


Tel: 01749 678830



The Friends' Council is the executive body responsible for the management of the Friends of Wells Cathedral. It is made up of three officers elected at an Annual General Meeting (Chairman, Treasurer and Membership Secretary), two nominees of the Cathedral Chapter and up to seven members elected at Annual General Meetings.

These are the Council members for 2019 / 2020

  • Mr Michael Hopkins, Chairman
  • Ms Maureen Boylan, Elected Member
  • Mr Rose Longden-Phillips (Editor), Co-opted Member 
  • Mrs Anne Paul, Treasurer
  • Mr Colin Rees, Membership Secretary
  • Mr Stan Gibby, Co-opted Member
  • Revd Doris Goddard, Co-opted Member
  • Mr David Morgan-Hewitt
  • Mr Arnold Wills, Co-opted Member
  • Vacancy, Elected Member 
  • Vacancy, Chapter Nominee
  • Vacancy, Chapter Nominee

Council meetings are attended by the Friends' Secretary, Mr William Newton Newey, who is also Editor of Friends Publications. The Secretary is also responsible for the Friends' Office, the administration of the Friends and the running of the Friends with the Treasurer and Membership Secretary.

The Dean of Wells, the Very Revd Dr John Davies, is the President.

Lord Carey of Clifton, Mrs Anne Currie, Dr Robert Dunning, Lady Gass, Mrs Annie Maw and Mr Robin Duijs are Vice-Presidents of the Friends.