There are four catholic churches within the Forest of Dean area all served by our Parish Priest, Fr. Barnabas Page. 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 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, Kristyann Symonds, at the Office about any matter, including Baptisms, Marriage & Funerals.

: 01594 833173

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


Mass Times

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

Masses from 15th December

Saturday 15th December 2018
  • St. Margaret Mary, Coleford - No Mass
  • St. Joseph, Lydney - 6pm Mass
Sunday 16th December 2018
  • Our Lady of Victories, Cinderford - 9am Mass
  • Our Lady of Lourdes, Newent - 11am Mass
Monday 17th December 2018
  • No Mass
Tuesday 18th December 2018
  • St Margaret Mary, Coleford - 9.00am Mass, 9.30am and 11.15am Eucharistic Adoration
  • St Margaret Mary, Coleford - Carols Service 6pm, refreshments afterwards
Wednesday 19th December 2018
  • Our Lady of Lourdes, Newent - 10am Mass
Thursday 20th December 2018
  • Our Lady of Lourdes, Newent - 10am Mass
Friday 21st December 2018
  • Sacred Heart, Sedbury - 9am Mass


You can view a complete list of Masses from 15th December through to 6th January 2019 by clicking here

Weekend Masses - further ahead

Saturday 22nd December 2018
  • St. Margaret Mary, Coleford - 6pm Mass
  • St. Joseph, Lydney - No Mass
Sunday 23rd December 2018
  • Our Lady of Victories, Cinderford - 9am Mass
  • Our Lady of Lourdes, Newent - 11am Mass
Saturday 29th December 2018
  • St. Margaret Mary, Coleford - No Mass
  • St. Joseph, Lydney - 6pm Mass
Sunday 30th December 2018
  • Our Lady of Victories, Cinderford - 9am Mass
  • Our Lady of Lourdes, Newent - 11am Mass


Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord

Monday 24th December
  • Our Lady of Victories, Cinderford - 5.30pm Carols 6.00pm Mass
  • St Joseph, Lydney - 8.30pm Carols, 9.00pm Mass
Tuesday 25th December
  • St Margaret Mary, Coleford - 8am Mass
  • Our Lady of Lourdes, Newent - 10am Mass


Church Hall

Our Church Hall is located next to St. Margaret Mary 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 - Once a month on a Friday from 7-10pm. Contact the Parish Office for dates.
  • Lunch Club - Held every last Friday of the Month. 3 Course meal followed by tea/coffee. Next lunch is the Christmas Lunch on 21st Dec.
  • FoodBank - Every Monday 2-4pm & Every Thursday 9am-11am.
  • Pilates - Tuesdays 1-2pm. Please contact the office for dates.
  • Tai Chi - Tuesday 2-3pm. Please contact the office for dates.
  • Busy Bee's Parent & Toddler Group - Wednesdays 9.30-11am. Snacks provided. Activities for the Children. During term time.
  • West Dean Wind Band - 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month (subject to Church meetings) from 7.00-9.00pm. Launching end of January.
  • Yoga - Thursday 7-8.30pm.
  • Coffee Morning - Third Saturday of the month 10-12noon. No Coffee Morning in Dec, Jan or Feb.
  • 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.
  • Young @ Heart Group - Thursdays 2-4pm.


To download the hall booking form click here


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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.

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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.

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