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Forthcoming Events

Saturday 26 Nov 2022

Wells Christmas Tide

The Quay

Christmas fun and festivities... lights switch on on Staithe Street around 4.30pm and arrival of Santa Claus by sea from the North Pole and fireworks around 5.30pm. The inshore lifeboat will accompany Santa's boat up the quay (subject to any operational requirements). Other events and activities all weekend.
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Sunday 18 Dec 2022

Christmas Carols at the Boathouse

The Boathouse, 5.30pm

Our traditional Christmas Carol Service at the lifeboat station is back after a two year hiatus in the usual format but at a new venue! Open to all so please join us, along with Fakenham Town Band and Wells Churches Together Choir, to say hello and try out the new boat halls' acoustics. Please note our shop volunteers are planning to stay a little late so you can visit the shop and information centre if you come a little bit early.

The weather might be cold but we already know from training nights that the new boathouse is much warmer than the old!


November 2022

Saturday 26

December 2022

Sunday 18

New Shannon arrival

Please note that we do not yet have dates or details of public events to mark the arrival of our new Shannon. We will publicise the dates and events when we have them!

Boathouse tours

Starting next January, our volunteer guides will be showing people around the lifeboat station. The tours must be booked in advance using the link below. For more information, see our page on Visiting Wells lifeboat station

Book a boathouse tour

New Shannon lifeboat
and boathouse build

New boathouse build
Latest update 28/11/2022

We've moved in... Wells RNLI is now operating from the new building. See the boathouse build pages for the latest information and the story of how the new station was built.

The new Shannon lifeboat was funded in part with a station appeal for £250,000 in 2014-15 and also by the Civil Service charity The Lifeboat Fund with its 150th Anniversary Appeal. We are hugely grateful to everyone who has donated, fund-raised, helped and supported us both locally and across the UK and further afield.


We're keen to protect our crew to ensure the lifeboats can be manned when needed. Please don't visit the station or shop if you or someone you have recently been in close contact with has Covid symptoms or a postive test.

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