Church features in new Mosaic window

ANOTHER milestone has been passed for Wells in Mosaic. The window depicting the 19th-century church built by the widow of Dean Jenkyns to support the poor parishioners of what was then known as East Wells, has been completed by artist Ruth Ames-White.

The present vicar of St Thomas, Rev Claire Towns, was delighted with the work. She said: “I first moved to Wells in May 2021, and one of the first invitations I accepted was to visit Ian and Ruth’s, who are both members of the St Thomas’ Church family. 

“I was shown around Ruth’s Mosaic studio and was blown away by the scale of the project, along with Ruth’s skill in capturing the life of this city I now call home.

“It’s great to see the St Thomas’ panel completed, its ‘two tone’ spire, clearly revealing its more recent history, with its tip having to be rebuilt in 2022, following its toppling by Storm Eunice in February that year. I’m very much looking forward to seeing the whole mosaic when completed.”

The whole work in progress can be seen on a short video at

The community of Wells has been very generous in its support for the project, but further funding is still needed.

To make a contribution or to find out more about sponsorship opportunities, or to arrange a visit to Ruth’s studio, go to or