The catholic churches within the Forest of Dean and Newent Parishes are all served temporarily by priests from the St. Wulstan Deanery of Gloucester. Our parishes lie within the Clifton Diocese, which is part of the Catholic Church in England & Wales.
(All Mail and Parcels to be sent to Coleford)
St. Margaret Mary's, 4 High Nash, Coleford, Glos, GL16 8HN. [ Map » ]
Pastoral Council Members: Peter Chisholm, Sarah Perkins.
Our Lady of Victories, Flaxley Street, Cinderford, GL14 2DJ. [ Map » ]
Pastoral Council Members: Noel Riossi, Philip King
St. Joseph's, Tutshill, Lydney, Glos, GL15 5PA. [ Map » ]
Pastoral Council Members: Pip Deave (Chairperson), Dorota Dufort, Ruth Wood
Our Lady of Lourdes, Ross Road, Newent, Glos, GL18 1BG. [ Map » ]
Pastoral Council Members: Julian Dowle (Chairperson)
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 isolated at home.
Vigil Masses are on Saturday at Our Lady of Victories, Cinderford at 6pm.
There are three Sunday Masses: at 9am at St. Margaret Mary's, Coleford (live-streamed), at St. Joseph's, Lydney and Our Lady of Lourdes, Newent both of which are at 11am.
Mid-week Masses are normally at:
Tuesday in Coleford at 11am followed by Adoration to 12 noon;
Wednesday in Newent at 11am with Adoration from 10.30am;
Thursday in Lydney at 10am;
and Friday in Cinderford at 9am.
If a priest is not available for Sunday Mass, there will be Liturgy of the Word/Adoration/Prayer.
But do check for any changes in the Mass Times Section of this website.
Sacrament of Reconciliation is available before Mass by request at the weekends.
Funerals please contact Deacon Paul in the first instance.
Baptisms are celebrated by approaching Deacon Paul and then meeting with him.
Marriages require at least six months notice. Initially please speak to Deacon Paul.
Sacrament of the Sick - please let Sam in the church office know if someone needs a visit for Sacrament of the Sick.
Mass Intentions can be requested by seeing the celebrating priest or emailing the Parish Office.
God Bless and protect you.
Parish Priest: At this time we do not have a Parish Priest in the Forest of Dean and Newent. Our parishes are served from the St. Wulstan Deanery in Gloucester.
Parish Deacon: Paul Dekkers.
Lay Pastoral Assistant to the Forest of Dean Parish: Fiona Mills
Parish Office Details
Telephone: 01594 833173
Address: St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 4 High Nash, Coleford, Gloucestershire. GL16 8HN.
Parish Office open: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings between 9am and 11am. All Mail and Parcels to be sent to the Coleford Office.
Emails to the Parish are checked from Monday morning until Friday morning.
Safeguarding: There are lots of resources for anyone who needs to contact someone in a safeguarding capacity on our diocesan website – Clifton Diocese Safeguarding or contact directly by email: Safeguarding or phone: 0117 954 0993.
If you have information of a safeguarding nature where a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention call the emergency services on 999.
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. Contact Fiona Mills email: Fiona or phone: 01594 833173 for the Forest of Dean.
Our Masses and Services are live-streamed or recorded on YouTube. Please visit the Channel at Forest RC Church YouTube
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You can watch any of our videos. Please ‘LIKE' the video if you enjoyed it.
Bad Weather Alerts
If there is a likelihood of closing our churches due to bad weather, the information will be posted on this Church Website, on the Church Facebook Page and also 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!
Second Sunday of Lent
Mid-week Masses & Services
Third Sunday of Lent
Masses & Services live-streamed links:
The next live-streamed Sunday Mass will be Sunday 25th February at 9am. This link will take you directly to the live-stream channel: Live Sunday Mass
Recent Masses, Services and Talks recently live-streamed or recorded:
First Sunday of Lent 18th February can be found here
On-line Masses elsewhere:
Live Mass is available from Clifton Diocese with this link: Clifton Cathedral Mass Sunday Mass: 9.30 am (Family), 11.15 am (Solemn), 6.00 pm
Masses in our Neighbouring Parishes:
Chepstow: Saturday 6pm, Sunday 11am, Thursday 10am.
Caldicot: Sunday 9am, Friday 10am
Monmouth: Saturday 6pm, Sunday 9.15am, Monday 10am, Wednesday 10am, Friday 10am.
Ross on Wye: Sunday 11am, Tuesday 11am, Thursday 11am.
Please check the following websites for occasional changes.
For times of Masses in St Frances of Rome, Ross on Wye, and St Mary’s, Monmouth please use this link: Monmouth & Ross RC Churches.
For times of Masses in St Mary’s, Chepstow and St Paul’s, Caldicot please use this link: St. Mary's Chepstow.
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.
Hospital Chaplain - Julian Dowle - if you or anyone you know is admitted to hospital and would like a visit from our Hospital Chaplain, please contact Julian Dowle on 01989 721215 or email Julian. Thank you!
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