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In light of the present situation the Society, like other bodies such as Wells Museum, is cancelling its activities until further notice. You are still welcome to contact committee members of the Society via their email addresses as given on the “About Us” page.

Wells Civic Society

Wells is the smallest city in England with its magnificent 13th century Cathedral, and a largely unspoilt mediaeval centre, along with some 25 Grade I, and over 300 Grade II listed buildings.


The Civic Society was founded in 1952, bringing together people who care about Wells, its history and its future.


Through projects, talks, visits and working with other organisations in Wells. It is a voice for the City’s inhabitants, aiming to preserve the best of the City’s past, to celebrate the present and to shape the future.


In line with its aims and objectives, the Society also works with councils, planners, builders and developers to help protect the City’s heritage, and to promote the highest standards in new developments to reflect the unique character of the city.

Do you want your voice heard in shaping the future for Wells? Then please lend your support and join us; the larger the membership, then the louder the Society's voice will be heard.

Keep up to date with the Society's Summer 2019 Newsletter