St Peter’s, Church Lawford
St Peter's Church in Church Lawford has recently celebrated the 150th Anniversary of the building being re-opened in it's present form. The church serves the small village of Church Lawford and the hamlet of Kings Newnham with a total population of 432 with an age range of less than 1 to over 100 years!
St Peter's is well maintained and is cared for by a small but hard-working group of volunteers. The church is situated in the valley of the river Avon between Rugby and Coventry in Warwickshire.
As well as our regular Sunday services we also have a variety of special services including Plough Sunday, Harvest, Christingle and of course Easter and Christmas services.
Throughout the year we hold a variety of fundraising events including organ recitals, tower tours, harvest supper, seasonal mini-markets, concerts (usually involving Pimms and canapés!), a bluebell walk, farm walks, a teddy parachute jump and picnic lunch where teddies are parachuted from the top of the tower and our regular 3rd Sunday afternoon tea and cake.
This year on 25th November we are hosting a Christmas shopping and afternoon tea event in the village hall with a variety of local small businesses. All our events are advertised locally and are well supported by villagers, walkers (a public footpath runs through the award winning churchyard) and others from the wider area.
Church Lawford church has a ring of six bells. The tenor is just over 7 cwt and they are a fine example of Taylor Bells. There is an active local band of ringers, who regularly ring for Sunday Services and hold a weekly practice on Thursday evenings. Visiting bands are welcome by prior arrangement. The bells are also rung for weddings, half muffled on Remembrance Sunday and for notable National and Royal occasions both joyous and solemn. The bells are very much part of the village soundscape.
Our village has a beautiful, warm village hall with excellent facilities. For details see their website. The hall is used by a variety of groups including the WI, U3A and a craft group.
A magazine is delivered free of charge monthly to each house in the village.
There is a pub in the village, The Old Smithy, which serves food as well as drinks.
We enjoy support from many villagers whether churchgoers or not. You can be assured of a friendly welcome at a service or one of our social events.
If you would like further information about safeguarding, or to view the contact details for our parish safeguarding officer, please view our safeguarding page.