Pauntley Church
  • Pauntley Film Evening - Saturday 18 February

    Eddie the Eagle (PG)
    7.00 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. at Pauntley Village Hall

    Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael "Eddie" Edwards, an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself - even as an entire nation was counting him out.  With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.  Taron Egerton stars as Eddie, the loveable underdog with a never say die attitude.

    Eddie the Eagle is an uplifting, inspirational story that celebrates human spirit, passion, and one man’s refusal to accept defeat.

    Tickets £5.50 to include tea/coffee and cake.  Bring your own wine/beer.  Raffle. Advance booking please by contacting Lesley Harding on 01531 822315/07549 539307 or email

  • Pilates

    Mat Pilates will start again at the hall on Monday 16 January from 11.15 a.m. to 12.15 p.m.  If you are new to the class you are welcome but please check before coming along to ensure the class is running on that date.  See our Events page for details.

  • Donation from Unite the Union

    We have just received a donation of £260 from Unite the Union, Messier Bugatti Dowty Branch, which will enable us to purchase a new wide screen for our film evenings at the village hall.  We are very grateful to them for this generous donation, which will help us improve the quality of the films shown at our film evenings.

  • Donation from Ecclesiastical Insurance

    We have now received donations totalling £500 from Ecclesiastical Insurance as part of their community volunteering scheme, which has seen Anne Rawson and Sandra Fowke spending their volunteer day treating the exterior fence at the hall, each receiving a donation of £250 as a result.  We are very grateful to Ecclesiastical for this very generous donation, and to Anne and Sandra for their hard work. Photos are on our Village Hall page.

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.