Church of England Diocese of Gloucester Welford

About Us


Welford-on-Avon is a picturesque village set in the heart of Warwickshire. It lies within a loop of the Avon about four miles west of Stratford-upon-Avon. Welford, like most rural parishes, has its historical roots firmly in agriculture, and is still bordered by predominantly arable farmland and commercial horticulture.</span>

The Village has two churches, St Peter’s and a Methodist chapel; a primary school, a children’s play area; three shops, a garage, three public houses, a private marina and allotments. There is a variety of Societies and Clubs run by local volunteers which include sports, history, scouts, brownies, painting and yoga.

 <span style="font-size: 1rem; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;">The River Avon represents a major environmental dynamic in the Parish, with a significant area of land within its flood zone. Shakespeare’s Avon Valley Way, a national hiking route, crosses the parish, and the Greenway cycle path provides a route into Stratford-upon-Avon. [Welford Neighbourhood Development Plan]</span>

 <span style="font-size: 1rem; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;">St Peter’s is an attractive listed building dating from the twelfth century, which lies within a conservation area. The church can  acomodate about 130 people. Although we are in the Diocese of Gloucester, Welford has many practical connections with nearby Stratford-upon-Avon, where we are linked with ‘Stratford Churches Together’.</span>

 


 


 

Small Groups.  Currently we have two home groups meeting as part of the wider Benefice. This generates a good range of ages and interests to many in our church. We are aware however that more can be done to encourage others to come for fellowship, teaching and support.<span style="font-size: 1rem; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;">                                                                                                                             </span>

 <span style="font-size: 1rem; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;">Mission and Outreach. St Peter’s tithes its non-restricted income to a number of charities, such as Birmingham City Mission, Church Pastoral Aid Society, Leprosy Mission, Mission Aviation Fellowship and Tear Fund. More locally we support the Shakespeare Hospice.</span>