St Mary's Church
Its well worth the time to visit the church - St Mary's church dates back to 12th century and boasts the largest unsupported wooden ceiling in the country and a locally built church organ which is of critical acclaim.
In 2012 the church was filled with a magnificent collection of wedding dresses - old and new, silk, pearls and embroidery. 2013 saw displays by Newent Historical Society, and a display of hats and floral arrangements.
The "Living Stones" Faith through the Ages exhibition in 2014, included a display of the new archaeological finds from the church tower and the original Newent Stones from Gloucester Museum.
Model trains took over the church in 2015, enjoyed by young and old alike!
- The Guiding Movement were promoting their centenary year
- The History Society – Newent War Memorial - Members of the Newent Local History Society have been researching the names on the Newent War memorial with a view to producing a book about the Newent men who gave their lives during the two World Wars. They were exhibiting their research in St Mary’s Church which, it is hoped, will prompt relatives of the fallen to come forward with more information. It is clear that there are some names missing from the memorial and proposals are being put forward to rectify this.
Tea, coffee and cake are also available so you can have a rest from the hustle and bustle of the streets and enjoy the exhibition.