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Parish of Hempsted with

       St Mary de Lode and St Mary de Crypt

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Messy Church

Children and Families Forum Newsletter


Virtual Messy Church

25 October @4.00pm


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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 October

Weekly Pewsheet


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

Guidance on

Spiritual Communion

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.

The Family Haven’s

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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

Discover DeCrypt is now open to the public 11.00am - 3.00pm

Wednesday - Sunday

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

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.

Praying at Home


Refections on the greatest commandments

Gloucester Diocese