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Parish of Hempsted with

       St Mary de Lode and St Mary de Crypt

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This week’s Pewsheet

Praying at Home

Sunday Services for May

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.

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

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.

Please send any prayer requests to

The Family Haven’s

Shopping List

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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

St Swithun’s Churchyard Regulations

Diocese Of Gloucester Churchyard Regulations

Discover DeCrypt

 tel:01452 305235

Hempsted Parish Magazine

May  Edition

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

Had your vaccination yet?

Why not give thanks by making a donation to Christian Aid. Generosity in thanksgiving for vaccinations - Diocese of Gloucester


Gloucester Diocese


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


Reflection for Christian Aid Week

Coronavirus Information

With the lifting of coronavirus restrictions in England, we are asked to remain cautious as the virus is still present. As a Christian community, we think particularly of those who are anxious and vulnerable. So if you feel able to continue to wear a face covering in church, that would be appreciated. But you no longer have to do so until you come up for Holy Communion or a blessing. Hand sanitiser continues to be made available and at the present time, we will still not share the common cup.

Please do not attend church if you are unwell, continue to be considerate of each other and give people space where possible.

Thank you.

Prayer for Christian Aid Week

Creator God, cultivator of our faith,

we thank you for the privilege of living in this global garden planted to bear your fruit,

to delight our tongues, to fill our bellies,

to energise our bodies.

You have given us life in all its fullness.

You have given us life, yet millions still hunger.

Take our gifts of money and time

and help Christian Aid support communities throughout the world and partners who hunger to provide.

But may our support not end here.

May we be seeds from which your kingdom grows. Amen.

Link for Swithun and Mary Just Giving Page for Christian Aid

Coffee Pot returns on Friday 20 May 10.00am-11.30am in the Lysons Hall.

Coffee Pot will then take place on the third Friday of each month. All Welcome