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Parish of Hempsted with        St Mary de Lode and St Mary de Crypt Site designed by Creativeh

Parish of Hempsted with

       St Mary de Lode and St Mary de Crypt

We need a chest freezer to store food before the big day!

If you know of anyone who can lend or donate one, please email

Cath and Margaret at

Urgent Request!

Cath and Margaret write:

Over the course of several years we have organised Macmillian Coffee Mornings for the community and also Afternoon Tea raising funds for the Sue Ryder Charity and organised Charity Lunches for Sue Ryder and Gloucestershire Young Carers; all of these have been held in the Lysons Hall, Hempsted.

We have experience in organising for large numbers of people and raising good amounts of monies for the

various charities.

We have had other volunteers working with us and we are used to planning and delegating responsibility.

Creating community at Christmas

Christmas is a time when families, friends and neighbours gather together to celebrate the festive season. It can be a particularly hard time of year if you live alone or are caring for a loved one. This year, with the support of the PCC, a member of St Swithun's Church, Hempsted, Catherine Wain together with her friend, Margaret Reeve, is organising a Christmas lunch for those in the community who might otherwise be on their own or struggling in other ways on Christmas Day.

We are liasing with various organisations across the city to publicise the event well in advance. News of our plans is spreading and people are enthusiastic in response as there is a real need for such an event here in Hempsted.

Do contact us for further information. We’d love to welcome you to the Lysons Hall on Christmas Day!

Canon Nikki Arthy, Rector

We need your help please!

We are proposing to hold a Christmas Lunch on Christmas Day for

60 people from the Gloucester area who would otherwise be on their own. You would be very welcome to bring a friend or partner.

This will be held in the Lysons Hall, Hempsted

with the meal served at 2.00pm


If you can help in any way Cath and Margaret would love to hear from you.

Please email them at:

Supported by

Quayside Wealth Management


First Aid & Trauma Training


Kind donation from Gloucester City Council (Councillor, Pam Tracey)