Parish of Hempsted with
St Mary de Lode and St Mary de Crypt
Virtual Messy Church
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Keep us, gracious God, under the shadow of
In this time of uncertainty and distress,
sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and protect those who work on our behalf;
that all may rejoice in your strength
knowing that nothing can separate us
from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Christians have worshipped in Gloucester for many centuries.
Here in the Parish of Hempsted with St Mary de Lode and
St Mary de Crypt,Gloucester we are proud of the fact that we
have care of the oldest parish church in the city,
St Mary de Lode.
Along with the other churches in the parish, St Mary de Crypt
and St Swithun’s, we are part of the Church of England in the
Anglican diocese of Gloucester. Parish life is centred around
the weekly celebration of the Eucharist as we continue to
witness to the love of God in Jesus Christ in the city centre
and Hempsted. We do this in a growing partnership with
Gloucester Cathedral as together we serve the city.
We welcome people who are established in their faith and
those who would like to know more.
Do come and see.
Canon Nikki Arthy, Rector
Safeguarding is a key priority in the life of the Church.
Within our parish we reaffirm our commitment regularly.
If you have any safeguarding concerns, please contact
our Parish Safeguarding Officers:
Roxy Nicholls t:01452 507676
Mary Gould t:01452 419840 or the parish clergy
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We are very happy to carry out christenings, weddings and
funerals for all those who live within our parish boundary,or
have a connection with our churches.
If you would like to have your child christened or to be
married in one of our churches, then please contact the
Rector, Canon Nikki Arthy on 01452 523808
or email her on:email@example.com
God of tradition and of change,
you lead your people ever onwards with
gentle touch yet insistent Word.
Give us the grace to seek you,
the honesty to engage with you and the courage
To interpret the Gospel to your world;
through Jesus Christ. Amen.
Holy God, as we open our doors and welcome in those who will come may we recognise you among them. As we make our churches safe to enter and care for those who come may we recognise you as our strong defender. As we say our prayers and light our candles may we recognise you in the midst. As we live our life may we recognise you as our life today, tomorrow and always. Amen.
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Gate of the Year
In consultation with the churchwardens and PCC, and with the permission of the Bishop of Tewkesbury, the decision has been taken to suspend public worship whilst Gloucester remains in Tier 4. Covid rates are rising in the city and we feel that we should ‘stay at home’ where we can. This means that there will be no Sunday service in the churches of our parish until further notice.
We will of course continue ‘Praying at Home’ via Zoom on a Sundays at 11.15am and Morning Prayer via Zoom on Wednesdays and Fridays at 9.00am. For the zoom log in details email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cathedral remains open for private prayer and for the Sunday Eucharist at 10.15am both in person and live streamed via the website www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk
If you have any pastoral need or would simply value a listening ear, please do call the parish pastoral phone line:
0773 238 4576
As we stand on the cusp of a new year, you may like to pray the following prayer written by the Dean of Southwark:
God of all ages, as this year comes to an end hold our memories, our pain and losses, the flickers of light and moments of love we have shared and lead us with renewed hope into your future. Amen.
Gloucestershire County Council has set up a Help Hub. Anyone needing help with shopping, medicine or anything else can log their needs and anyone able to give voluntary help likewise.
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