Welcome to the website for the parish of St Patrick's, Forest Town with St George's Rainworth, also serving St Joseph's, New Ollerton in the Sherwood Deanery of Nottingham

St Patrick's Catholic Church offers residents in the areas of Kings Clipstone, Old Clipstone, Forest Town, Oak Tree Lane, Southwell Road East, Bellamy Road Estate, Rainworth and Blidworth the chance to come together and worship with like-minded congregants as members of a strong, loving community. Whether you’re looking for peace of mind, a way to give back, or simply want to connect with the Divine, you will receive a warm welcome. Join our community, and start your journey to spiritual enlightenment with us!

SHERWOOD DEANERY PROPOSALS : A summary of the discussions at the recent Deanery Meeting is available in each church porch this weekend together with some background information.  The summary is also available by clicking the button below.

Eucharistic Adoration : St Patrick's: Fourth Monday of the month from 7.15 pm; St George's : First Saturday of the month from 5.00 pm



By Papal Decree, the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – this year 26th January – is to be observed as a special day devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the Word of God.  This newly established “Sunday of the Word of God” is an invitation to Catholics across the world to deepen our appreciation, love and faithful witness to God and His Word.


Sharing the Scriptures : Meeting of this group second Monday of the month at 7.15 pm in the Presbytery - all welcome


St Patrick's and St George's




Sunday Mass 

Sunday 11.00 am (sung Mass)

Holy Days of Obligation

Please see newsletter

Please see Newsletter for Weekday Mass times


Every Second Saturday 9.30 - 9.50 am and on request

Weddings and Baptisms by appointment - please contact Fr Paul Nellikulam


Vigil Mass

Saturday  6.00 pm

Please see Newsletter for Weekday Mass times


Every Second Saturday 5.30 - 5.50pm and on request

Weddings and Baptisms by appointment - please contact Fr Paul Nellikulam


Weekly Newsletters can be downloaded from the button below




Served from St Patrick's

Sunday Mass

Sunday 9.00 am


Weekday & Holy Day Masses 
10.30 am

Every Second Saturday 9.30 - 9.50 am and on request

Weddings and Baptisms by appointment - please contact Fr Paul Nellikulam


Children in the parish have the opportunity to attend a well-respected school from the age of 3 to 18.  All three schools are part of the newly established Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust.


St.Patrick’s Catholic Primary Academy 

Ling Forest Road, Mansfield, Notts, NG18 3NJ

Head Teacher: Mrs Jane Smedley


Visitors are always welcome and appointments may be made by telephoning 01623 478090. The school currently has Beacon Status. It is well-known for pupil achievement in many aspects of the curriculum.

St Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy

Main Road, Boughton, Notts NG22 9JE

Executive Head : Mrs D. Tibble

Head of School : Mrs S. Broad

Children in Boughton and Ollerton have the opportunity to attend St Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy.  Visits to the school are by appointment and can be arranged by calling 01623 860392


All Saints' Academy

Broomhill Lane, Mansfield, Notts, NG19 6BW 

Executive Head : Mr C. Cuomo

Head of School : Mrs. R. Farrall


All Saints serves the Catholic population of north Nottinghamshire and the local area of Mansfield and Sutton in Ashfield.

Examination results are well above average and students progress to a range of Universities. 

Parents wishing to visit the school are requested to telephone 01623 474700 to arrange an appointment.



No doubt you become aware from time to time of how costs are constantly changing. Perhaps it is an appropriate time to reflect that parish costs have also risen and to consider whether our donations to the parish could be increased.

In addition to the obvious things like window repairs, gas and electricity, the amount required from the parish towards the support of the Catholic Schools in the Diocese has increased substantially in recent times and certain maintenance costs for our own school have to be met out of parish funds. The following illustrates how money values have changed over the years:

  • £1 given in 1986 is now worth 57p

  • £1 given in 1990 is now worth 74p

  • £1 given in 1995 is now worth 85p.

There is some additional help at hand from an unexpected source. The Government has introduced a simplified system that will allow tax to be reclaimed on all your donations to the parish. The old complicated Covenant system has been replaced by New Gift Aid. During the current tax year this means that the Parish can obtain an extra 28p from the tax authorities for every £1 contributed or donated under Gift Aid.

The only other condition is that the donor is a UK taxpayer who pays at least as much income tax or capital gains tax as the amount reclaimed by the parish on their contribution or donation, i.e for the moment the tax paid on all your income for this tax year must be more than 28p if you give £1 under Gift Aid, and this has to be repeated for every £1 you give.

The simple Gift Aid Scheme declaration lasts for as long as you want it to. This could be for your lifetime or until you cancel it. It could cover one donation or regular contributions. There is no set amount required for a donation. You can reduce or increase your donations at any time to suit your changing circumstances without the need to fill in any more forms.

To be able to reclaim the tax the Parish Priest or Parish Gift Aid Organiser has to ensure all donations under the scheme are recorded and so when making donations numbered envelopes, cheques or standing orders will need to be used. Loose cash offerings do not qualify for the rebate because they are not identifiable to the donor.

Remember, provided you are a taxpayer making identifiable contributions or donations to the parish under the Gift Aid Scheme, the parish can gain significant extra income at no extra cost to you. 

If you would like to join our Gift Aid Scheme please e-mail the Parish e-mail address.



St Patrick's - Clipstone Rd W, Forest Town, Mansfield, NG19 0BU (Presbytery)

St George's - Warsop Lane, Rainworth, Nottinghamshire, NG21 0AG

St Joseph's - Sherwood Drive, New Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9PP

Priest in Charge:

Fr Paul Nellikulam

01623 622 705



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