Welcome to the Parishes of English Martyrs and
St. Augustine of Canterbury
Catholic Churches in Tuffley and Matson
O God, be at the heart of our parish and in all our hearts. Strengthen our faith and our hope in Your promises. Grant us a spirit of self-sacrifice, so that, with Your grace, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, we may radiate Your love to everyone we meet. Help us to reach out with joy and mercy, to build a loving, healing community. We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
Our parishes are within the diocese of Clifton, [ Clifton Diocese ], and within the Pastoral Area of St Wulstan. For details of the Pastoral Areas of Clifton Diocese see [ Clifton Diocese Pastoral Areas ]. For details of the Parishes around Gloucester see the website of the former Gloucester Deanery, [ Gloucester Deanery ].
We have pastoral responsibility for all Roman Catholics of the Latin Rite living in the following areas of Gloucester: Abbeydale, Abbeymead, Barnwood, Coney Hill, Kingsway, Matson, Podsmead, Quedgeley, Robinswood, Saintbridge, Tuffley, White City, together with the villages of Brockthorpe, Ebney, Elmore, Hardwicke, Moreton Valence, Putloe and Upton St Leonard’s.
Fr. Gerry Walsh, Parish Priest
I was ordained on 22nd June 1996 by Bishop Mervyn and have served in Clifton Diocese since then as Assistant Priest in Holy Rood, Swindon and St Peter’s, Gloucester and Parish Priest at St Joseph’s, Portishead. I was appointed Parish Priest of both English Martyrs, Tuffley and St Augustine’s, Matson in January 2016.
I would like to welcome new parishioners and very much look forward to seeing you.
Please consult the latest newsletter for mass times and for the events happening in the parishes.
Mass Times in our Churches
Please check the latest newsletter for Holy Day and Weekday Mass times as these are subject to change.
Sunday Mass: 9.00am
Holy Days: 7.00pm
Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays: 10.00am
St. Augustine of Canterbury
Sunday Masses: Saturday 6.30pm, Sunday 11.00am
Holy Days: 10.00am
Tuesdays and Fridays: 10.00am
English Martyrs, after Saturday Mass 10.45am to 11.15am. St Augustines, Saturdays 5.45pm to 6.15pm. And on request by contacting Fr. Gerry. Please check the newsletter for any changes.
Christmas Mass Times 2023
Please make a note of the Mass times.
Christmas Day this year falls on a Monday. There will not be a Sunday morning Mass at St. Augustines on the 24th December.
Christmas Eve, Sunday 24th December
- 4pm ( English Martyrs )
- 6pm ( St. Augustines )
- 10pm ( English Martyrs )
Christmas Day, Monday 25th December
- 10am ( St. Augustines )
Family Mass – St. Augustines. At the 6pm Mass parents are invited to bring their children early so that they may dress up as the nativity characters and take part in the procession of the crib. The homily will be suitable for children.
Children’s Play – English Martyrs. At the 4pm Mass the children of the parish will take part in the Christmas Story play during the service.