Pauntley Church
  • 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.

  • Film Evening - Saturday 25 November

    Pauntley Film Evening
    Saturday 25 November

    7.00 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. at Pauntley Village Hall. See our Forthcoming Events page for details.

  • Curry Evening

    Saturday 9 December
    7.00 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. at Pauntley Village Hall.  See our Forthcoming Events page for details.

  • Pauntley Film Evening - Saturday 20 January 2018

    Grow Your Own (PG).  7.00 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. at Pauntley Village Hall.  See our Forthcoming Events page for details.

  • Pauntley Real Ale Festival 2017

    Pauntley Village Hall was delighted to receive a cheque for £1,000 from the Real Ale Festival Committee, following the Festival in June.  This will help us make a start on our kitchen refurbishment.  We are very grateful to them for their continued support, enabling us to carry out refurbishment and purchase items for the hall that we cannot meet from our regular income, which is earmarked for paying the many bills we have.  A big thank you to them from all of us!

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.