The Church

St. Chad's Parish Church     Welbourn is proud of its unique Grade I Listed church building, so much the focal point of the village. The oldest part of the medieval structure is the tower which is 12th century, but this was part of an older Saxon church, mentioned in Doomsday Book, The tower is topped by an impressive 14th century spire, its inward-curving shape making it a local landmark. The lofty nave and clerestory, the north and south aisles and the south porch are a mixture of Early English, Perpendicular and Decorated styles, being built between 1200 and 1500.

The PCC has recently produced a highly informative, illustrated booklet describing the church in more detail.  Copies are available in the Church.

The Chancel was rebuilt in 1854 and the church was restored generally in mid-Victorian times. It is notably light and spacious, as all its large windows except the East window are glazed in clear glass. The steeple houses 8 bells, recently removed from Hagworthingham church, said to have been the very "wild bells" referred to by Tennyson in his poem "In Memoriam".

With its excellent acoustics, St. Chad's makes a wonderful setting for concerts which are arranged periodically. The church is also used by local schools for plays and other events.

The Rector,  is also responsible for the adjoining parishes of Leadenham, Brant Broughton and Beckingham.

Weekly services are held, alternating between 9am and 10am, Communion and Family Service.  Special services are held at Easter, Christmas, Harvest and other festivals.  A choir has recently been formed and its enthusiasic members meet at 7pm on Mondays to rehearse under the guidance of the organist.

St.Chad's welcomes visitors from within and outside the village; we try to make our services lively and enjoyable as well as meaningful.