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
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
Diocesan Safeguarding Link -
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.
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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.
Private Prayer during November 2020 Lockdown
During this time of national lockdown, we are not permitted to gather for public worship in our churches (except for funerals).
However, our churches can be open for prayer, places where people can pause to reflect and to find peace and hope in these days.
Our churches will open on the following days and times:
St Mary de Lode
St Mary de Crypt
12 noon -
The Cathedral is open every day