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: 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 and Services this week

Saturday 12th October 2019
  • St. Margaret Mary, Coleford - no Mass 
  • St. Joseph, Lydney - 6pm Mass
Sunday 13th October 2019
  • Our Lady of Victories, Cinderford - 9am Mass
  • Our Lady of Lourdes, Newent - 11am Mass


Weekday Masses and Services w/c 14th October
  • Tuesday - Coleford - 9.30 and 11.15am Eucharistic Adoration 
  • Wednesday - Newent - 10am Mass
  • Thursday Newent - 10am Mass
  • Friday - Sedbury -  9am Mass

Weekend Masses - further ahead

Saturday 19th October 2019
  • St. Margaret Mary, Coleford - 6pm Mass 
  • St. Joseph, Lydney - no Mass
Sunday 20th October 2019
  • Our Lady of Victories, Cinderford - 9am Mass
  • Our Lady of Lourdes, Newent - 11am Mass


Saturday 26th October 2019
  • St. Margaret Mary, Coleford - no Mass 
  • St. Joseph, Lydney - 6pm Mass
Sunday 27th October 2019
  • Our Lady of Victories, Cinderford - 9am Mass
  • Our Lady of Lourdes, Newent - 11am 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.


  • Hard of Hearing - Fourth Monday of the month - 10 - 12.
  • 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 Bees Parent & Toddler Group - Tuesdays during term time 9.30 - 11am. Snacks provided. Activities for the Children. 
  • West Dean Wind Band - 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month (subject to Church meetings) from 7.00 - 9.00pm.
  • Young @ Heart Group - Thursdays 2 - 4pm.
  • Yoga - Thursday 7 - 8.30pm.
  • 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.
  • Coffee Morning - Third Saturday of the month 10 - 12 noon. No Coffee Morning in Dec, Jan or Feb.


To download the hall booking form click here

To view regular bookings please click here


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