Parish of Hempsted with
St Mary de Lode and St Mary de Crypt
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-
Virtual Messy Church
25 October @4.00pm
If you have any prayer requests, please send them
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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Opening the doors
We are delighted that both St Mary de Lode and St Swithun’s churches are open again for Sunday worship.
Please wear a face covering in church and if possible let us know that you hope to attend. Names and contact details of all present will be kept for 21 days for the purpose of Track and Trace.
Our weekly Praying at Home also continues on Sundays via Zoom.
For Zoom details email firstname.lastname@example.org
Discover DeCrypt is now open to the public 11.00am -
The safety of our worshipping communities, visitors, volunteers and staff remains our first priority and all necessary measures are in place to enable us to use our buildings as safely as possible at this time.
If you have any questions or concerns about coronavirus please contact email@example.com
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.