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Parish of Hempsted with

       St Mary de Lode and St Mary de Crypt

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Children, Youth and Families

Hempsted Children and Families

June Newsletter

Weekly Pewsheet

Sunday Services for June

Reflection for Trinity 2

Praying at Home


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

Help Hub

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  0830-1730 01452 583 519

Had your vaccination yet?

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


Hempsted Parish Magazine

June Edition

Discover DeCrypt

 tel:01452 305235

The Family Haven’s

Shopping List

Click on the shopping  trolley to find out how you can donate

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

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.

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

Lockdown News

If you need any practical help, a listening ear, or prayer support please do call the parish pastoral phone line: 0773 238 4576

Church Services

Our churches are now open for  worship. Once again we will alternate between St Mary de Lode and St Swithun’s at 10.00am. Praying at Home via Zoom will continue each week at 11.15am.

Please let the relevant churchwarden know in advance if you are hoping to worship in church and remember to bring a mask.

For the Zoom link, contact


Guidance on

Spiritual Communion

Gloucester Diocese