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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.

Friday 9th June at 7:00pm
in Wells Cathedral

On the first night of the Friends’ 90th weekend – enjoy the last Night of the Proms

“Proms” Concert in the Cathedral at 7.00

In this coronation year, join us for a light-hearted and popular concert featuring celebratory works by the Cathedral Oratorio Society, some show-case organ pieces and audience participation in the great “Last Night” traditions. 

To book please visit Eventbrite

Friends, please consult your annual mailing before booking.


The Festival Weekend will be held from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th June 2023

A full three day programme to celebrate our 90th anniversary

If you need to contact the Friends, you can email the Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or call 01749 678830


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

 To donate to the Appeal or to find out more about what is happening, please click here

The Friends' Office is in the West Cloister and has a letterbox in the New Entry Closter next to the Donations Desk.

Please note that the Friends Office currently open by appointment only.

Phone calls (voicemail 01749 678830) and emails will still be answered.  Post will be dealt with as normal

We would be delighted to hear from you! 

Past, Present & Future