St Cuthbert’s Church

St Cuthbert’s is the principal parish church of Wells. In the 18 th and 19 th centuries the Tudways adopted it as their family church. It was the burial place for several generations of the family. Clement Tudway is commemorated in a white marble tablet. John Paine Tudway has a stained glass window dedicated to him.

Stained-glass window dedicated to John Paine Tudway

Related Talks & Resources

Talks and Resources connected to St Cuthbert’s Church

These talks reveal the findings of historical research that connects St Cuthbert’s Church to transatlantic slavery and considers the enduring legacies that exist today.

The People

People and families connected to St Cuthbert’s Church

St Cuthbert’s Church has a complex history involving individuals and families who were involved in the transatlantic slave trade. It’s important to acknowledge their role and remember the enslaved people impacted by their actions.
Portrait of Charles Tudway, MP.
The Tudway family were important politicians and significant landowners in Wells, as well as owners of enslaved Africans on their plantation in Antigua.

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Contact Information

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St Cuthbert’s Church, St Cuthbert Street, Wells, Somerset BA5 2AW

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Contact Number

01749 676906