01252 843 093

The Anglican society for the welfare of animals



Free resources available here to help you
plan your special service

Learn More

ASWA Remembrance
Sunday 2021

Sunday 14th November
Animals War Memorial

Read More

Are you an
animal friendly church?


News & Events

ASWA Remembrance Service for Animals in War

Come and join us on Remembrance Sunday – 14th November at 3.00pm at the Animals War Memorial in London to remember the animals who served and continue to serve in times of conflict. This is an outdoor service with hymns and prayers and the opportunity to lay wreaths.

Read More

News & Events

Bible Study suitable for small groups or individuals

The late Revd Hugh Broadbent was a longstanding ASWA Committee member and retired parish priest. He made this short study film entitled ‘The Two Gardeners’ shortly before his death. It is a Bible study about caring for God’s creation, with questions for individuals or groups.

Read More

News & Events

ASWA Annual Service

The annual service for the Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals is held on Animal Welfare Sunday (nearest Sunday to the 4th October) at a different location in the UK each year.

Read More


First and foremost ASWA people care about animals and their welfare. There are so many animals exploited for human advantage and often subject to appalling cruelty. We are a Christian organisation born of the Anglican Church but welcoming all denominations who share our compassion for animals.

This site is a focal point for ASWA where we will keep you up to date with current campaigns, useful references, resources, news and events. We hope you are inspired by the message we promote. We believe animals are sentient beings created and valued by God. They deserve our compassion. We view our work as being in line with the fifth mark of mission of the Anglican Church which states ‘To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and to sustain the life of the earth’. We encourage you to get involved in any way you can. Thank you.