Pauntley Church
News
  • Gloucestershire Rural Community Council Grant

    We have been successful in our application to GRCC for a grant for new skittles equipment, and we hope to be trying this out on Saturday 6 December at our Supper, Skittles and More evening at the Village Hall - see our Forthcoming Events page for details.  We are grateful to GRCC for this grant to replace our old and worn skittles and balls and hope you will join us on the evening to try them out!


  • Pilates at Pauntley

    Mat Pilates classes have now begun at Pauntley Village Hal every Monday from 11.15 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. 

    Pilates is a low-impact exercise system which focuses on stretching and strengthening the whole body to improve balance, muscle-strength, flexibility and posture.  It can help with joint mobility and core strength (especially good for horse riders!), as well as relieving stress and tension.  The classes are ideal for those new to exercise and are suitable for all ages and all levels of fitness, so why not come along and try it? If you are interested please contact John Appleby for more information, on 07760 341543.


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.