The four catholic churches within the Forest of Dean area are all served by Fr. Barnabas Page, our Parish Priest. Fr. Barnabas also serves the parish of Our Lady of Lourdes in Newent with St. Michael in Blaisdon. Our parishes lie within the Clifton Diocese, which is part of the Catholic Church in England & Wales.
Our Lady of Victories, 70 Abbey Street, Cinderford, GL14 2NP. [ Map » ]
Pastoral Council Members: Teresa Hare (Secretary), Greg Moger
St. Margaret Mary's, 4 High Nash, Coleford, Glos, GL16 8HN. [ Map » ]
Pastoral Council Members: Peter Chisholm, Sarah Perkins.
St. Joseph's, Tutshill, Lydney, Glos, GL15 5PA. [ Map » ]
Pastoral Council Members: Pip Deave (Chairperson), Dorota Dufort
Sacred Heart Chapel, Grahamstown Road, Sedbury, NP16 7AD. [ Map » ]
Pastoral Council Members: Helen Molyneux
A number of our parishioners are shielding and unable to attend Mass during this pandemic, so we will try and help and keep everyone in contact.
Our aim is trying to reach as many people as possible through this website, by phoning those who do not have computers, and by videoing the Mass for those that do have computers. You can be part of this effort by phoning those who are isolating.
The Prime Minister has announced a further Lockdown for at least six weeks. However, Public Worship in our churches is still allowed. Due to the current Covid stituation, to minimise travel and contact with each other, the Saturday Vigil Masses at Coleford and Lydney are suspended until further notice. We will continue with the mid-week and Sunday Masses and Service schedule: Masses on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. For those parishioners that are 'shielding' we will will have recorded on-line mid-week Mass on Wednesday as well as Mass on Sunday. The Friday Talk will continue on-line.
You can watch these Services by clicking on the appropriate Vimeo link.
For those parishioners fortunate enough to be able to attend Mass, it is important that we do our bit to beat this pandemic and follow Government Guidelines and the instructions of the Stewards when attending any of the Masses or Services.
We pray for all who are sick or who have died and for our front line staff. If you give me the names, they will be included in the Mass. But as well as this, as a church we are listening to what God may be saying through this crisis.
God Bless and protect you.
: 01594 833173
: 4 High Nash, Coleford, Gloucestershire. GL16 8HN.
Bad Weather or COVID Alerts
If there is a likelihood of closing our churches due to bad weather or because of a COVID-19 incident, the information will be posted on this Church Website, on the Church FaceBook Page https://www.facebook.com/forestrcchurches and also by email to all those that have opted to receive the Newsletter by email. So please check the Church Website or FaceBook Page before travelling to church for Mass, Service or Private Prayer particularly if the weather is bad. We don’t want you to arrive at a closed church!
Tuesday 2nd March: Mass at Coleford 10am - phone Beverley 01594 861345
Private Prayer in the church after Mass.
Wednesday 3rd March: Mass at Newent 12noon - phone Mary 01531 822156
Thursday 4th March: Mass at Lydney 10am - Dot&Brian 01594 560054
Recorded Masses and Talks
To help those without internet, Mass by phone 01642 130120 (calls charged at local rate and free if included in your minutes)
Hospital; Gloucester and Cheltenham Chaplaincy Team will visit and Pray with patients on our behalf 0300 422 6200/4286.