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Parish of Hempsted with

       St Mary de Lode and St Mary de Crypt

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Keep us, gracious God, under the shadow of

your mercy.

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.


The Diocese of Gloucester is working with The Long Table, Stroud, to get food to those who need it at the moment. Whether you are self isolating, know someone who is, or would just like a great healthy and delicious dinner we are now offering takeaway and free delivery for all meals. If cost is a barrier for you at the moment do let us know - we have meals that we have prepaid which we can give you. There is also the option to make a donation to pay for meals for those who are struggling financially. You can find more details on the diocesan website.

Praying at Home - 5 July

Rest for Our Souls

Churches sing 'The Blessing' over the UK

Weekly Prayer Sheet


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

Diocesan Safeguarding Link - contact details of how to report a concern

Policy on the Safeguarding of Children and Young People

Policy on the Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults

Guidance on

Spiritual Communion

Discover DeCrypt

 tel:01452 305235

June eNews

Gloucester Diocese

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

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.

All services, events and gatherings are

 suspended until advised otherwise

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Coronavirus Information

Our church buildings remain closed, but we continue to pray, to hope and to care for those in need in our local community.

If you are in any way worried or know of neighbours who might appreciate extra support at this time, do contact us at  or  

01452 523808.