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All Saints

Traditionally and affectionately known as the Cathedral of the Forest, dating back to the early 1200s before the village of Newland came into existence.

Newland, Gloucestershire

Opening times

Daily 9am to 4pm.


Alms House Road
GL16 8NW

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.

The church has a very lively Friends Group who organise a lot of events. For more information about the history of this wonderful church please go to their website:

  • Wildlife haven

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Steps to enter the church or churchyard

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Café within 500m

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Church of England

  • Cornerstone Grant, £30,000, 2008

  • Our Cornerstone Grants fund urgent repairs and essential community facilities such as toilets and kitchens to help keep churches open.

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