About us



   The Rotary Club of Newent And District.  

To Contact our Secretary  

Telephone: 01452 413442

Or email: rochehighnam@btinternet.com

Venue: The Three Choirs Restaurant, B4215, Newent,Gloucestershire

  Tuesday evenings 6.45pm

for dinner at 7.00pm

We do not meet on the Tuesday following a bank holiday and occasionally we have away meetings. After dinner we have a speaker or we have a meeting to discuss our charitable and social activity. We have a full and varied programme and of course involve our partners in our activities.

If you would like to consider joining us

please contact our Secretary on 07794 644 380


We strongly support our local community and are working in partnership with the students and staff of Newent Community School to provide practical help in Kisumu Kenya


As a movement we work throughout the world to promote peace and understanding

 We believe In Service Above Self

Newent is a very attractive unspoilt market town located on the edge of the Forest of Dean in West Gloucestershire. Many of its buildings date from the 13th century and the centrepiece is the Old Market Hall which was built in 1668. The countryside around Newent is well known for its wild daffodils which grow naturally in the woods and meadows. Within living memory they grew in such profusion that school children picked flowers to be sent to hospitals as far away as London. Nowadays, being more conservation minded we come to look at their beauty and picking is discouraged.  

Newent has a long history going back to the bronze age but it was in the Roman period that Newent began to grow in importance. It became a key settlement with roads linking it to Gloucester and Mitcheldean. The Roman site at Newent is large being spread over 117 acres.

The church of Saint Mary was built in the 13th century and was partially rebuilt in the 17th century after the Nave collapsed, and in 1968 its octagonal spire was partially taken down .

In the immediate area there are many beautiful country walks including in the Leadon Valley and on May Hill. Dymock village nearby is world famous for the Dymock Group of Poets which included Robert Frost and Edward Thomas

Newent is also famous for its annual historic Onion Fayre held each year in the second weekend in September

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Saturday 25th November 19.00

PENYARD HOUSE, Ross. Newent Club 40th Celebration

Dinner dance at Penyard House nr Ross to celebrate our 40th year. Organiser President Richard

Monday 27th November 19.00

DISTRICT QUIZ first round

Newent take on Ross & Monmouth Clubs at the Chase Hotel, Ross, with members Richard (Taylor) , Paul (Lassman), & John (Buckley) representing the Club. Meal @ 7pm (fish or meat) £10. Time keeper required, contact Dr John please. Supporters welcome!

Tuesday 28th November 18.45

Club meeting - 3 Choirs

Organiser John Fortnam

Tuesday 5th December 18.45

PUBLIC SPEAKING Competition at Corse Lawn Hotel

Newent School students compete for the Annual Rotary Award.

Tuesday 12th December 18.45

Club Meeting - 3 Choirs

Organiser Paul Gurney

Wednesday 13th December 17.15

Father Christmas visits Newent

Rotarians & Father Christmas on his sleigh, street visits in Newent, day 1

Thursday 14th December 17.15

Father Christmas visit to Newent

Day 2 of our Sleigh visit to Newent

Monday 18th December 17.15

Father Christmas visit to HIGHNAM

Day 1 of Sleigh visit to Highnam

Tuesday 19th December 18.30

CAROL SERVICE at Taynton Church

President Richard has arranged this year's service at his local Taynton Church. Members plus WIVES & partners.

Wednesday 20th December 17.15

Father Christmas visit to HIGHNAM

Day 2 of our Sleigh visit to Highnam

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

Three Choirs Vineyard Hotel, Newent
contact secretary 01452 413442 We meet on Tuesdays at 6.45pm for 7pm
(No meeting following Bank Holidays)
Three Choirs Vineyard Hotel, Newent
contact secretary 01452 413442  Contact Secretary 01452 413442

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