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.
Saturday Vigil Masses alternate each Saturday at 6pm between St. Margaret Mary’s, Coleford, and St. Joseph's, Lydney. There are two Sunday Masses at Our Lady of Victories, Cinderford, and Our Lady of Lourdes,Newent. Mid-week Masses are normally on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. For those parishioners that are 'shielding' we 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.
From July 19th we will continue to provide our attended Masses without change: booking-in, wearing of face coverings and hand sanitising are all required. We will continue to adhere to social distancing rules with regards to seating and entry/exit.
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.
Personal Assistant: Samantha Buchanan firstname.lastname@example.org
There are lots of resources for anyone who needs to contact someone in a safeguarding capacity on our diocesan website – Clifton Diocese Safeguarding
Child Line – a helpline for children 0800 111 www.childline.org.uk
Our safe guarding representatives are also available to help you with your needs at this time please contact Jenny Heseltine Tel: 01989 750665 or email Jenny for Newent and Fiona Mills 0758 717 2279 or 01594 516175 for the Forest of Dean.
: 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!
Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year B
Saturday 31st July: Vigil Mass at Coleford 6pm - phone Beverley 01594 861345
Tuesday 3rd Aug: Mass at Coleford 10am - phone Beverley 01594 861345
Wed 4th Aug: Communion Service at Newent 12noon - phone Mary 01531 822156
Thur 5th Aug: Communion Service at Lydney 10am - phone Dot&Brian 01594 560054
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year B
Saturday 7th August: Vigil Mass at Lydney 6pm - phone Dot&Brian 01594 560054
Sunday 8th August: Mass at Cinderford 9am - phone Fiona 01594 516175
Sunday 8th August: Mass at Newent 11am - phone Mary 01531 822156
Latest Recorded Masses & Services
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time can be found here
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