There are four catholic churches within the Forest of Dean area, all served by our Parish Priest, Fr. Barnabas Page. Our parishes lies within the Clifton Diocese, which is part of the Catholic Church in England & Wales.

Our Churches:

Our Lady of Victories

Our Lady of Victories, 70 Abbey Street, Cinderford, GL14 2NP. [ Map » ]

Pastoral Council Members: Alison Younger, Teresa Hare (Secretary)

St. Margaret Mary's

St. Margaret Mary's, 4 High Nash, Coleford, Glos, GL16 8HN. [ Map » ]

Pastoral Council Members: Peter Chisholm, Sarah Perkins.

St. Joseph's

St. Joseph's, Tutshill, Lydney, Glos, GL15 5PA. [ Map » ]

Pastoral Council Members: Pip Deave (Chairperson), Dorota Dufort

Sacred Heart Chapel

Sacred Heart Chapel, Grahamstown Road, Sedbury, NP16 7AD. [ Map » ]

Pastoral Council Members: Helen Molyneux

Parish Office

Our Parish Office is open Tuesday to Friday, from 9.00am - 12noon. Please feel free to contact our Parish Administrator - Michelle Teague - at the Office about any matter, including Baptisms, Marriage & Funerals.

: 01594 833173

: 4 High Nash, Coleford, Gloucestershire. GL16 8HN.


Mass Times

Mass is celebrated in all of our churches throughout the week, excluding Mondays. There are also regular weekend services, a Saturday evening service and two Sunday morning Masses. We also hold seasonal celebrations and special acts of worship at various times throughout the year.

This Week:

Saturday 14th July 2018
  • St. Margaret Mary, Coleford - 6pm
Sunday 15th July 2018
  • Our Lady of Victories, Cinderford - 9am
  • St. Joseph's, Lydney - 1am
  • Sacred Heart, Sedbury - No Mass
Monday 16th July 2018
  • No Mass
Tuesday 17th July 2018
  • St. Margaret Mary, Coleford - 9am Morning Prayer & Liturgy of the Word, followed by Exposition at 9.30am (see Newsletter for details)
Wednesday 18th July 2018
  • Our Lady of Victories, Cinderford - 9am Rosary followed by Exposition
Thursday 19th July 2018
  • St. Joseph's, Lydney - 9.30am Morning Prayer & Liturgy of the Word
Friday 20th July 2018
  • Our Lady of Victories, Cinderford - 9.15am; St. Anthony's School Closure Service


Saturday 21st July 2018
  • St. Margaret Mary's, Coleford - 6pm
Sunday 22nd July 2018
  • Our Lady of Victories, Cinderford - 9am
  • St. Joseph's, Lydney - No Mass
  • Sacred Heart, Sedbury - 11am



Saturday 28th July 2018
  • St. Margaret Mary's, Coleford - 6pm
Sunday 29th July 2018
  • Our Lady of Victories, Cinderford - 9am
  • St. Joseph's, Lydney - 11am
  • Sacred Heart, Sedbury - No Mass

Church Hall

Our Church Hall is located next to St. Margaret Mary's Church in Coleford and is available for hire. If you wish to find out more, arrange a viewing or to discuss requirements, please contact the Parish Office.

Address: St. Margaret Mary's, 4 High Nash, Coleford, Gloucestershire. GL16 8HN. Get Directions »

Our hall is in frequent use. Below are some of the regular activities currently running. To find out more about any of these activities, please contact our Office.

  • Gloucestershire Wildlife Group - The next meeting is on Friday 21st September 2018, 7-10pm.
  • Lunch Club - Held every last Friday of the Month. 3 Course meal followed by tea/coffee. Friday 29th June 2018.
  • FoodBank - Every Monday 2pm-4pm & Every Thursday 9am-11am
  • Pilates - Tuesday's 1pm-2pm. Please contact the office for dates.
  • Tai Chi - Starting Tuesday 12th June 2-3pm
  • Busy Bee's Parent & Toddler Group - Wednesday's 9.30am-11am. Snacks provided. Activities for the Children. During term time.
  • Yoga - Thursday 7pm - 8.30pm. Term begins 19th April.
  • Hard of Hearing Group - Every 2nd & 4th Monday of the Month.
  • Coffee Morning - Committee get together next date 16th June 10am-12am. No Coffee Morning in Dec, Jan, Feb, restarts March.
  • U3A Craft in Coleford - will meet the 1st Monday of the month 10am-12. Bring some craft work along with you & natter while you work. Each session costs £1. Next date is Mon 4th June 2018.
  • Young @ Heart Group - Thursday's 2pm-4pm.


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The Catholic Diocese covering the Counties of Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, North Somerset and Bath, the City and County of Bristol and North East Somerset.

The Catholic Church is the largest Christian denomination in the world. It has more than one billion members worldwide and around five million of these live in England. There are 22 dioceses in England and Wales seeking ways to help all the people of God grow closer to Christ.

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Celebrating Family: Blessed, Broken, Living Love, is the overarching theme of a range of pastoral initiatives developed by the Bishops following the Listening 2004 conversations.

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SPUC represents a voice for the unborn. SPUC promotes awareness of the humanity of the unborn child to encourage more widespread recognition of the obligation to defend those with no means to defend themselves.

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Gloucester Cathedral sits in the heart of the city of Gloucester, acting as the centre for the areas' Anglicans and the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Gloucester.

Mid-Wyedean Churches: the Church of England serving Coleford, Broadwell, Staunton, Clearwell, Newland, and Redbrook and surrounding areas.

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