Welcome to the Avening Parish Council websiteThe Medieval Village of Avening, is located a couple of miles from Tetbury, (the unofficial Royal Town of the Cotswolds) and grew around the Norman Church of the Holy Rood (or Holy Cross). The Church, which was built on the site of an earlier Saxon Church, is said to have been built in 1080 and the only church ever to be built by a Queen of England. The population of Avening is around 1000, it being the largest village in the South of the Cotswolds. It has a village hall, social club, two public houses, and a local primary school. It has an active village community with a monthly magazine called The Villager. There is a golf club on the edge of the village.