Visiting the church

Often overlooked (or mistaken for the Cathedral!), St Cuthbert's Church is one of the medieval glories of Wells and should not be missed by visitors!   

The magnificent 16th century painted roof, with its stunning angels and intriguing crests and symbols is an outright 'wow' factor.

In the church there is also evidence of two great survivors from the iconoclasm of the Reformation: a unique collection of painted sculpture fragments.  Visitors can see the frameworks with remnants of paint and find out more about its dramatic history.  To see more of the fragments and have a guided tour, please contact the church.

The church is open daily to visitors from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm (5.00 pm from April to October).   

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