St Saviour’s occupies an elevated position overlooking the River Wye, next to the school in the village of Redbrook.
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: http://allsaintsnewland.btck.co.uk/News