Pauntley Church
  • 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 are also grateful to the British Heart Foundation for providing our second defibrillator, for Brand Green, free of charge.  This will shortly be installed - watch this page for further news. 

  • Pauntley Film Evening - Saturday 27 February

    Our notice for the next Pauntley Film Evening was omitted from the parish magazine for February.  This will take place on Saturday 27 February when we will be showing 'Spectre'.  Please see the Forthcoming Events page for full details.

  • Public Rights of Way Volunteer Training Day

    Amey is holding a training day free of charge for new volunteers wishing to work on Gloucestershire’s PROW network, on Wednesday 23rd March.  The day will be led by their PROW Network Manager, Mike Barton, who will deliver a presentation focusing on the legal aspects of working on Public Rights of Way. PROW Officer and Pristine Condition trainer, Ian Soule, will teach the basics of manual handling and health & safety before the group take a walk along the local footpaths for some practical ‘on the ground’ learning.
    Starting at 09:30 for registration and coffee at The Westwood Centre, Northleach, they aim to finish around 16:00. Lunch will be included.  Anyone interested in attending the day should email, but please be quick – the training day is limited to just 30 participants!

  • Vacancy for Parish Councillor

    We still have a vacancy for one parish councillor and would welcome expressions of interest.  We are a small, friendly council, meeting around 6 times a year.  The Parish Council is also Sole Trustee of Pauntley Village Hall and meets separately in this capacity, normally on the same evening as Parish Council meetings.  Being a parish councillor is an opportunity to have your say on local issues so why not talk to one of our councillors and find out what is involved.  Training will be provided.  If you are interested please contact the Clerk, Lesley Harding, on 01531 822315 or email

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.