Baptism and Thanksgiving services

The Parish welcomes babies, children and adults to begin their journey of faith with baptism or a thanksgiving service. There is no charge for this as it is an integral and joyful part of church life. Baptisms usually take place on the second Sunday of the month at The Good Shepherd, but different arrangements are possible. The first step is to get in touch with the Parish office, so that we can gather some information and put you in touch with our vicar, Reverend Sarah, or one of our ministry team. You can download a contact form below. If you are interested in being baptised or want to book a baptism service for a family member, please fill it in, sign it to give consent for us to hold your contact details and information and send it to the Parish Office: [email protected].

Information pages on the Church of England's website:

General information:


For guests:

Thanksgiving service:

Frequently Asked Questions:


Our office is open on Tuesday-Thursday from 8 am to 1 pm most weeks. You can leave a message using this form or contact us by phone or email.

Office email:

[email protected]

Reverend Sarah’s email:

[email protected]

07933 935534

Parish Office

Office 2, Coleford Community Enterprise Centre, The Main Place, Coleford

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