Parish of Hempsted with
St Mary de Lode and St Mary de Crypt
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.
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-
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
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If you need any practical help, a listening ear, or prayer support please do call the parish pastoral phone line: 0773 238 4576
Our churches are now open for worship. Once again we will alternate between St Mary de Lode and St Swithun’s at 10.00am. Praying at Home via Zoom will continue each week at 11.15am.
Please let the relevant churchwarden know in advance if you are hoping to worship in church and remember to bring a mask.
For the Zoom link, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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St Swithun’s Churchyard
The PCC has been alerted to a number of old headstones in St Swithun’s churchyard that are now dangerous: immediate remedial action is required to make safe. Please check notices in the churchyard to see if a family grave is affected. April 2021