Pauntley Church
  • Pauntley Film Programme

    Film Evening - Saturday 12 December.
    Paddington (PG)

    6.00 p.m. for 7.00 p.m. in Pauntley Village Hall (please note change of date and earlier than usual start time)

    A funny and heart-warming tale of hope, discovery and family, for children and adults alike!A young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the kind Brown family, who read the label around his neck ('Please look after this bear. Thank you.') and offer him a temporary haven.  It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of someone rather less kind-hearted......!  With Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins and Nicole Kidman, and the voice of Ben Wishaw as Paddington.

    Tickets £5.50 adults, £3.00 children, to include tea/coffee/juice and cake. As this film is 90 minutes long there will not be an interval but please come along at 6.00 p.m. for refreshments and a chat before the film starts. Grown-ups - bring your own wine/beer!  Tel: Lesley on 01531 822315 or 07549 539307 for tickets and information.Prize for the best Paddington costume - human or bear!!

  • Vacancy for Parish Councillor

    Mrs Linda Morris has now been co-opted as Parish Councillor for Pauntley, filling the vacancy left after the elections in May.  There is also a further vacancy as Brenda Bainbridge has left the Parish Council.  The Parish Council is also Sole Trustee of Pauntley Village Hall and the role therefore includes responsibility for the financial and legal aspects of the hall.  If you are interested please contact the Clerk, Lesley Harding, on 01531 822315 or email

  • Defibrillators for Pauntley

    Thanks to the generous donation of £1200 from the Pauntley Real Ale Festival Committee, a grant of £500 from the Forest of Dean District Council Community Defibrillation Grants and a donation from Unite the Union, Messier Bugatti Dowty Branch, we have been able to purchase a defibrillator for Pool Hill.  This has been housed in our phone kiosk, which has just been painted by Trudie Hunting.  We have also just learned that we have been successful in our application to the British Heart Foundation for a second defibrillator, for Brand Green.  

    Our Defibrillator Awareness Session, postponed from 9 November, will now take place in the New Year - date to be announced.

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.