The catholic churches within the Forest of Dean and Newent Parishes are all served by Fr. Barnabas Page, our Parish Priest. 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: Richard Coward, Noel Riossi.
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
Our Lady of Lourdes, Ross Road, Newent, Glos, GL18 1BG. [ Map » ]
Pastoral Council Members: Mary Francis
Some of our parishioners are sick or 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 and are live-streamed. 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 (Live-streamed), Wednesday and Thursday. The Friday Talk will continue on-line. You can watch these Services by clicking on the appropriate Vimeo link.
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.
Safeguarding: There are lots of resources for anyone who needs to contact someone in a safeguarding capacity on our diocesan website – Clifton Diocese Safeguarding
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 0758 717 2279 or 01594 516175 for the Forest of Dean.
Coleford Parish Office Details
Telephone: 01594 833173
Address: St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 4 High Nash, Coleford, Gloucestershire. GL16 8HN.
Newent Parish Office Details
Telephone: 01531 821647
Address: Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Ross Road, Newent, Gloucestershire GL18 1BG
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 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!
It is no longer necessary to book for Masses and Services and it is no longer necessary to wear a face covering at Mass or Services. However, please be sensitive to any other parishioner sitting near you who may want to continue to socially distance. Also please DO NOT attend Mass if you have any symptoms of COVID. Thank you!
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Masses & Services live links:
Live-streamed Saturday Vigil Masses are live-streamed at every Saturday at 6pm. This link will take you directly to the live-streamed Saturday Vigil Mass: Live Vigil Mass.
The Mid-week Mass at St. Margaret Mary, Coleford is live-streamed every Tuesday at 10am. This link will take you directly to the live-streamed Tuesday Mid-week Mass: Live Mid-week Mass.
Recent Masses, Services and Talks already recorded:
Masses & Services from Clifton Cathedral 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
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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