All Saints Newland
All Saints Church, Newland, traditionally and affectionately known as the Cathedral of the Forest, dates back to the early 1200s. King John appointed Robert of Wakering as first Rector in 1216. The original building was much smaller than the one we see today. Subsequent building in the 14th and 15th centuries greatly enlarged the church, including a chantry chapel donated by Edward I in 1305.
There is an interesting collection of tombs in the church including that of Robert of Wakering and it is also home to the Miners Brass, a symbol of the Royal Forest of Dean.
The church is also home to some of the beautiful Beryl Dean Tapestries which in themselves are well worth a visit.
We are very grateful to have received funding from @Historic England Covid-19 Emergency Heritage At Risk Response Fund and the government’s #Culture recovery fund to repair the Brickdale Memorial Window and a badly damaged Clerestory Window along with some gulley repairs and clearing and some urgent re-pointing.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic all fund raising was halted so these necessary repairs would not have been carried out until we were able to start fund raising again. The Gulley repairs and repointing work have already started and we hope to start on the Windows soon. #HereForCulture
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History of All Saint’s Church
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Services: Currently all services in the Parish are cancelled due to National Lockdown regulations.
All Saint’s Newland has two services a month where they are joined by the congregation of All Saint’s, Staunton. On the other two Sundays they join the congregation at All Saint’s, Staunton.
On the second and fourth Sunday of the month is a 4pm Evening service which is non Eucharist service and is sometimes lay led.
For details of services for any particular Sunday please see the Services page where they are listed for each month or check our pew sheet which can be found on the resources page.
We also have United Parish Services 6 times a year, for details of these services please visit the services page on this website. On these occasions the whole parish comes together to worship at one of our Churches so there is only one service in the parish on those days.
Some of the beautiful Beryl Dean Tapestries on display in the Church
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