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Parish of Hempsted with

       St Mary de Lode and St Mary de Crypt

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Weekdays Services

St Swithun’s Hempsted

9.15am Morning Prayer (Friday)

10.15am Holy Communion - 4th Wednesday with pupils from Hempsted School during term time

St Mary de Lode

8.45am Morning Prayer (Thursday)

10.15am Holy Communion - 3rd Wednesday

St Mary de Crypt

St Mary de Crypt Church and the Old Crypt

Schoolroom are open Wednesday - Sunday

10.30am - 5.00pm

October Services

Fridays 4, 11, 18, 25  

Prayers for the City St Mary de Crypt at 1.00pm

Church Services

Hempsted School - Parish Partnership

Taize Services at St Mary de Lode

Next   Messy Church

Sunday 1 December

3.30 - 5.30pm

Lysons Hall

Messy Church

Dementia-friendly Songs of Praise

Wednesdays -  13 November,

11 December

2.00 - 2.45pm followed by tea and biscuits

St Mary de Lode

Songs of Praise dates

Church Diary....


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:07721 071378

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

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.

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Discover DeCrypt

LIFE Vision Party Invitation

Saturday 9 November

2.00 - 5.00pm

All Saints’ Academy Cheltenham

A free party for all in our worshipping communities to come together and celebrate being part of the diocese of Gloucester.

Transport/car shares available; please sign up in the churches

This week’s Pew Sheet

Sunday Services for October

The Eucharist for All Souls will take place on Wednesday 20 November in

St Mary de Lode.

If you wish to remember a loved one during this service, please write their name on the sign up sheet in the churches.