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
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 everything we do,we seek to reach
out to the communities 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
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.
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
1.00pm Sacred Space (Friday)
Holy Communion on last Friday of the month
St Mary de Crypt Church opening times -
Saturday 11.00am -
Weekly services take place in church on Fridays at 1.00pm between April and September when we will pray for our city.
Next Messy Church
Sunday 24 Sept
Sunday 15 October
Christmas Day Lunch….
a message from Cath and Margaret
Saturday 23 Sept 10.00am -
Charity Coffee Morning for MacMillan
St Mary de Lode
Wednesday 27 September 10.15am
‘Turn the Page’
As St Mary de Crypt Church closes for
capital works, you are all invited to
Turn the Page, a morning of creative
reflection followed by a service at
1.00pm to mark the next stage of
Thursday 29 September 6.00pm
Harvest Galloping Supper (see pew
Sheet for details)
Saturday 30 September 7.00/7.30pm
Hempsted Harvest Supper