Church of England Diocese of Gloucester Newnham

The church building

The first documentary evidence we have of a Christian church in Newnham - actually a chapel of ease - is in 1018 (so we're past the 1,000th anniversary!). It was sited on a tongue of sandstone cliff known as Newnham's Ladder and established as the parish church. In 1366 a new church building was built on the high ground of the village as the old one faced erosion from the river. The new church deteriorated badly over the centuries, and most was rebuilt in 1875, although the medieval tower has survived. 

We've been here a long time and hope that you can find a place here too and become part of the story of this place with us.