Parish of Hempsted with
St Mary de Lode and St Mary de Crypt
Hempsted, St Mary de Lode and St Mary deCrypt….
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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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
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 -
Had your vaccination yet?
Why not give thanks by making a donation to Christian Aid. Generosity in thanksgiving for vaccinations -
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
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.
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-
Coffee Pot will then take place on the third Friday of each month. All Welcome