Welcome to the Parishes of English Martyrs and

St. Augustine of Canterbury

Catholic Churches in Tuffley and Matson

Parishes Prayer

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.


Pastoral Area

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 visit the parishes page of the diocese website [ Clifton Diocese Parishes ].

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.

English Martyrs

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.

Map – English Martyrs

Map – St. Augustines


Parish Giving

If you would like to make an online donation to help contribute to the work of the parishes, please click on the Dona link.


Contact Form

If you wish to contact Fr Gerry Walsh and are unable to do so by phone or eMail, please use this form.

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