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Saint Patrick's Church, Forest Town

Address: Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church, Clipstone Road West, Forest Town, Mansfield NG19 0BT

Off road parking is available by the church.

Mass, Devotions and Confession

Wednesday: Mass at 9.15am

Confessions follow the 9.15am Wednesday Mass

Sunday: Mass at 11.00am

* Weekday times may be subject to change, check the latest newsletter.

Patron Saint

Saint Patrick

About the church

In 1956 a former Methodist chapel or hall in Clipstone Road was acquired, with a view to redeveloping the site with a purpose-built church and presbytery. Forest Town was made a separate parish in 1958 and the presbytery was completed in August 1964 at a cost of £9,905, from designs by Cecil Hewitt & Partners, Nottingham. The present church dates from 1989; the foundation stone was laid by Bishop McGuinness on 11 February of that year, and the bishop returned to open the completed building on 22 June 1989, only four months later. The name of the architects has not been established, but the building would appear to be the work of Marshall Architects, who built a number of churches in the Mansfield area in the 1980s and 1990s.

The church is a broad hexagon on plan, clad in brick laid in stretcher bond and with an overhanging artificial slate roof which follows the hexagonal form. The ground slopes significantly, allowing the introduction of raked seating inside leading to the lower sanctuary. This is placed centrally, with the seating arranged around it, and with a central alley. The building was built with economy in mind; the internal walls are of painted breezeblocks and the roof structure has light steel trusses. There is some coloured glass in the borders of the sanctuary windows, but no furnishings of great note.

ST GEORGE’S CHURCH: This church has now closed permanently.  If you were not able to attend the final Mass celebrated at St George's but would like to see the commemorative booklet, please click here.  The church and its grounds have now been put up for sale.

PARISH CORE GROUP: Meetings of this group are open to all parishioners and take place approximately every six weeks.  The most recent  meeting was held on Wednesday, 24th April and notes of this meeting are available shortly by clicking on the link below.  The next meeting is due to be held on Wednesday, 17th July at 7.15 pm in St Patrick’s Church Hall and suggestions for items to be discussed at the meeting can be sent to or left in the Suggestion Box in the church porch.


Parishioners have been very generous in donating to the Sherwood Forest Food Bank.

An urgent update on the requirements of the Food Bank is available here :

Thank you to everyone who has donated goods or money.

Contributions may be left at the back of the church.

BIBLE IN A YEAR PODCAST  Read through the Bible in a year with the Bible in a Year podcast. Go at your own pace.  Episodes are usually less than 30 minutes long.  Start whenever you want – it’s worth it. More details are in the poster in the church porch.