Pauntley Church
  • Dates for your diary!

    Please see our Forthcoming Events page for dates of events this autumn.

  • Mobile Police Van

    The mobile police van will be coming to Pauntley over the next few months - please see the Forthcoming Events Page for details and dates.

  • Job Vacancy - Clerk to Pauntley Parish Council

    As the Clerk to Pauntley Parish Council is retiring, there is a vacancy for this position.  The Clerk will ensure that all legal, statutory, financial and other governing provisions relating to the Council are observed, all Council meetings are properly administered, and the business of the Council and all communications are correctly executed. In addition, the position also has responsibility for administering the finances of the Council as the designated Responsible Financial Officer and for managing the existing website.

    Pauntley Parish Council is also Sole Trustee of Pauntley Village Hall and the Clerk is responsible for acting as Proper Officer to the Council in this capacity.

    Applications are invited from interested persons who meet the following essential criteria:

    Be prepared to deal with a diverse range of issues in a 'hands on' manner;
    Be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide variety of people;
    Be available to attend evening Parish Council meetings;
    Have good numeracy skills

    Pauntley is a small rural parish with seven parish councillors, meeting approximately six times a year. Working from home, the successful applicant should be committed, interested in the parish and have a positive attitude towards supporting the Council. Previous experience in a similar role would be preferred, and this position might suit a clerk in an existing role elsewhere who wishes to extend their working hours.

    This position is for 5 hours per week @ £9.341 per hour (SPC15). Hours by arrangement.

    Please email your curriculum vitae to the current Clerk, Lesley Harding, on For further information or an informal chat please also contact the Clerk as above or on 01531 822315.

  • Pilates at Pauntley

    We have received the sad news that John Appleby, who ran our Monday morning Pilates sessions at Pauntley Village Hall until his illness a few months ago, has died.  It was his wish that his colleague, Terry Prince, take over his classes during his illness and if he should not be able to return.  Terry has continued the classes for the last few months and will now be taking a break over the summer holiday.  Classes will recommence on Monday 3 September, each Monday morning from 11.15 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. Please come along and enjoy an exercise session suitable for all ages and fitness. 

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.