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Parish of Hempsted with

       St Mary de Lode and St Mary de Crypt

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Virtual Messy Church

24 January@4.00pm


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Children, Youth and Families

If you have any prayer requests, please send them


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.


Sunday Services for January

Weekly Pewsheet

Praying at Home

Reflection for:

Someone’s calling my name


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

Discover DeCrypt

 tel:01452 305235

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.

Gloucester Diocese

Guidance on

Spiritual Communion

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.

The Family Haven’s

Shopping List

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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

The Cathedral remains open for private prayer and for the Sunday Eucharist at 10.15am both in person and live streamed via the website

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.

Help Hub

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.

Help Hub Hot Line  0830-1730 01452 583 519