Pauntley Church
News
  • Skittles Match with Upleadon

    At our skittles match with Upleadon on Friday 13 April, Upleadon were victorious by 279 points to 254.  Thanks to the Upleadon team for an exciting match and to Anne for providing another wonderful buffet.  The return match will take place at Upleadon in the autumn.


  • Donations!

    We are delighted to receive two very generous donations towards our planned kitchen refurbisment.  The first is for £250.00 from Ecclesiastical Insurance, following Sandy Fowke's second volunteer day carrying out some work needed at the hall.  Many thanks to Sandy for giving up her time for this and to Ecclesiastical for this donation.

    The second donation is for £250.00 from Unite the Union, Messier Bugatti Dowty Branch, thanks to Nick Fowke. 

    We are very grateful for these donations and are now obtaining quotes for the work to take place.  This will include purchasing a new fridge and microwave, and hopefully improving our workspace and installing a modern serving hatch.  Further details to follow when our plans are finalised.


  • Pauntley Real Ale Festival

    The 2018 Real Ale Festival will be held on Saturday 2 June at Pauntley Village Hall.


  • Pauntley Village Emergency Telephone Scheme

    Pauntley has a Village Emergency Telephone (VET) Scheme, where a number of volunteers can be contacted in an emergency if you need someone to fetch one of our defibrillators but cannot leave the patient.  This scheme uses a single telephone number which you call, and which will ring the telephone lines of the volunteers simultaneoulsy until a helper is found to assist you.  It cannot always be guaranteed that someone will be available, but with 10 volunteers we hope that at least one will be able to help.  The number to call is:

    01531 888020

    Please ensure that you always call 999 first so that the emergency services are on the way.

    Please see our Parish Council pages for more advice.


Welcome to the website for Pauntley parish, a small community in an area of beautiful countryside in the north-west of Gloucestershire, about 4 miles from Newent.  To the north-west, we look out to the Malvern Hills, and the prominent landmark of May Hill can be seen to the south-east beyond Newent. Settlement in the parish is largely scattered, apart from the three hamlets in the parish at Ketford, Pool Hill and Brand Green. Although we have no shop or pub, we have a thriving primary school and an active village hall, both of which form focal points for the parish.

Pauntley is well-known as the probable birthplace of Dick Whittington, whose family owned the manor house here, Pauntley Court, at the time of his birth in the 14th century. Adjacent to the Court is the church of St John the Evangelist with its fine Norman south doorway, with a chevron arch and a carved tympanum of the Dymock school.

This website is maintained by the community and aims to provide information about the parish for local residents and visitors.  We would welcome any news, information or photographs for inclusion on the site – please contact us using the Contact Us page.