Welcome to the parish church of St Nicholas, Wells-next-the-Sea

(Please bear with us as this website is currently under construction and some of the pages are not yet complete!)

Reverend Brenda Stewart

Rector of St Nicholas Wells, Reverend Brenda Stewart

Our parish is part of a benefice of four with Holkham, Warham & Wighton in the Diocese of Norwich and we are proud to be a partner in Churches Together in Wells and District. The church is on the southern edge of the town and is part of the vibrant community which is Wells-next-the-Sea.

The church is open daily, with self-service refreshments available, and the opportunity to explore the building or relax both inside and out in our pleasant churchyard, a quiet green space away from the busyness of the Quay, which has a Norfolk Wildlife Trust designated area.

There are activities throughout the week including three services on Sundays with differing styles of worship, morning Communion on Wednesday followed by coffee and chat, a summer concert season, guided history walks and, this year, a major exhibition during Carnival Week about the fire which destroyed the church 140 years ago. Our parent and toddler group ‘Little Fishes’ meets twice a month and Messy Church will be resuming in September on the 1st Saturday of each month.

Please take a look around using the virtual tour below, and we look forward to seeing you in person.

Thunderbolts & Fire

140 years ago, on the night of August 3rd 1879, lightning struck the tower and the entire church burned down, with only the shell of the tower surviving! To celebrate this and also to launch our major restoration appeal we are holding an exhibition from July 27th to August 11th. Full details can be found here.


Whilst this site is being completed you can find more details about church services and other events here.