St Peter’s church

St Peter’s is a beautiful and important Arts and Crafts church designed by J.P. Seddon and completed in 1875. St Peter’s is one of only thirteen Hertfordshire churches featured in the book “England’s Thousand Best Churches” by Simon Jenkins (1999).

Ayot St Peter is part of Welwyn Team Ministry, a group of six parishes that share the services of one team rector, a group of team vicars, a curate and lay readers. The other parishes in the group are Welwyn, Codicote, Woolmer Green, Tewin and Datchworth. The Team Rector lives in Welwyn.

The current church, completed in 1875. The old school house can just be seen in the background

Services are held at St Peter’s church every Sunday at 11.15am, using the 1662 Prayer Book. Visitors are very welcome at services.

The church is open for one day each September for the Heritage Open Days initiative. In 2019 this will be on Saturday 14th September when the church will be open from 10am to 6pm and decorated for the traditional harvest celebration the following day.

An email newsletter entitled “The Churchyard News” is published four times a year for people with loved ones commemorated in either churchyard or on the war memorial. If you would like to subscribe to this free newsletter please contact us, stating your connection to the parish.

Parking is available along the lane outside the church.

The church address is:- St Peter’s Church, Ayot St Peter, Welwyn, Hertfordshire  AL6 9BG

For security reasons, Ayot St Peter church is kept locked when not in use. If you wish to arrange a visit please contact us

To enquire about arranging a wedding or baptism at Ayot St Peter please visit the website of St Mary’s Church, Welwyn and follow the links St Mary’s Church, Welwyn

The church in use as a polling station for the first time – May 2018
August 2018 after the harvest

If you would like to make a donation to help maintain this beautiful church please click on the logo below. Alternatively, you can get in touch using the contact form.


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