A rare opportunity – a service at Lancaut Church

An open air service will  be held on Sunday 13th September at 3pm, at St James’ Church at Lancaut. (NGR SO 536964.) All are welcome to attend this event which is being held to celebrate extensive conservation repairs of the ruin which have just been completed by the Forest of Dean Buildings Preservation Trust.

The Church stands close to the river on the highly scenic Lancaut peninsula and it is thought to have an early Celtic origin. For centuries it was a parish in its own right and owned the rare and spectacular lead font that is now in Gloucester Cathedral. 

Access and parking: Lancaut Lane starts at  (NGR ST 544965), a turn off the B4228 just before the north end of Wintour ‘s  Leap. There is a small amount of parking after 200 yards, and more at the far end of the lane. There are two paths to the Church, but please be aware that both are uneven and steep in places.  The steepest descends from a point about 500yds along the lane, by an information board. The second, more accessible route, is from the end of the lane, diagonally down a field, passing a huge oak. There will likely be signs.

Cheryl Mayo
Secretary, Forest of Dean Local History Society

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