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.

The Village has two churches, St Peter’s and a Methodist chapel; a primary school, a children’s play area; two shops, a garage, two public houses, a 18 hole golf course, 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.

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]

St Peter’s is an attractive Grade 1 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’.

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.

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.