St Martin's Welton is a 750 year old village church in a lovely part of Northamptonshire.
Welton is a sociable village with a strong sense of community. St Martin’s Church, the Village Hall and The White Horse Inn are next door to each other and are the hub of village life.
Some villagers are aware of the work that is done by the Church and there is much goodwill from villagers who want the Church at special times of their lives. Many members of the community give practical help, e.g. donations of money, grass cutting, cleaning, etc., even though they are not regular church goers.
Various community activities take place mostly in the village hall; recreation committee quiz, a walking group, Art group, a monthly Good Neighbour’s café, Rainbows, Brownies and Guides, Short mat Bowls, Pilates, History Group, Toddler Group, WOW (Women of Welton), to name just a few. Some of these groups occasionally get involved in special church services and fund raising events. The annual Welton Panto involves many of our village characters and is often written around topical events in the village.
Welton is also well known for its Soapbox Derby, although the pandemic has meant that this hasn’t been run for a while, we hope it will return in 2024.
The White Horse Inn is one of the most historic buildings in the village where there are frequently special events, e.g. our Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
There is a Good Neighbour’s Scheme in the village which mainly supports the elderly with shopping, occasional household tasks and transport.
A Village Charity (the Townlands Trust) supports the Church, Education and those in financial hardship with annual grants.
Please contact us if you need information about services, weddings, baptisms or funerals.