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Parish of Hempsted with

       St Mary de Lode and St Mary de Crypt

Saturday 16 December  

11.00 - 12 noon

Christian Aid Carol Singing

Tesco, St Oswald

Sunday 17 December

10.00am  United Parish

Holy Communion  St Swithun’s

4.00pm Carol Service St Mary de Lode

6.00pm Carol Service St Swithun’s

Tuesday 19 December  

9.30am Hempsted School Service

St Swithun’s

10.30am Coffee Pot Lysons Hall

Wednesday 20 December

11.00am Carol Service for Westbrook

St Mary de Lode

Christmas Eve

10.00am United Parish Eucharist said

St Mary de Lode

5.00pm Crib Service St Swithun’s

11.30pm Midnight Mass St Swithun’s

Christmas Day

8.00am Holy Communion St Swithun’s

10.15am Holy Communion Cathedral

Sunday 31 Dec 10.00am

United Parish Holy Communion

St Swithun’s

This week’s Pew Sheet

Discover DeCrypt Project

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:


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. In

around us.

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

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.


Weekdays Services

St Swithun’s Hempsted

9.15am Morning Prayer (Friday)

10.15am Holy Communion 2nd and 4th Wednesday

St Mary de Lode

8.45am Morning Prayer (Tuesday)

10.15am Holy Communion 1st and 3rd Wednesday

St Mary de Crypt

St Mary de Crypt Church and the Old Crypt

Schoolroom are now closed to the public until

Spring 2019 for capital works

Sunday Services for December

Church Services

Church Diary....

Christmas Day Lunch

at Lysons Hall