Welcome to St Boniface, the Catholic church in Freemantle and Shirley, Southampton, Hampshire. Our red brick church, with its bell tower, is a prominent feature on Shirley High Street.

We offer a range of activities from coffee mornings to a flourishing youth club and work with other churches in Shirley to respond to the social needs of our area.

Fr David Sillince, Parish Priest

Masses and Services

  • Sat 6.30pm
  • Sun 8.30am
  • Sun 10.30am
  • Mon-Sat 10.00am
For more information, check the newsletter

How to find us

413 Shirley Road, Shirley, Southampton
SO15 3JD (map)

Telephone 023 8077 1231

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News and Notes

Newsletter for 22 April 2018
I lay down my life for my sheep
Fr David Sillince's homily for 4th Sunday of Eastertide, Year B
Sunday reading notes for 22 April 2018
Weekday reading notes for week beginning 23 April 2018

What's new

Intercessions April 22, 2018

INTERCESSIONS. FOURTH SUNDAY of EASTERTIDE [B]. April 22nd., 2018 Priest: Let us pray for the Church and the world in Jesus Christ, who knows his flock by name. Reader: For the Church, that we may not hide the Gospel of Christ, but, like Peter to the people in Jerusalem, may seek occasions to make it […]

Intercessions April 15, 2018

INTERCESSIONS. THIRD SUNDAY of EASTERTIDE [B]. April 15th., 2018 Priest: Let us pray for the Church and the world in Jesus Christ, who by his resurrection brings to the world the fullness of the reality of life. Reader: For the Church, that we may not hide the Gospel of Christ, but may acknowledge that we […]

Year of Ovid 2018

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK This year is the 2000th, anniversary of the death of Publius Ovidius Naso, better known to the world as the Roman poet Ovid, one of the ‘mighty three’ along with his slightly older contemporaries Virgil and Horace. All rose to prominence under the first Roman Emperor, Augustus; Virgil died in 19BC, […]

Catenian Bursaries

YOUNG CATHOLICS aged 16 to 24: The Catenian Association, which is very active in this Diocese and city, offers Bursaries to young Catholics within this age range for projects associated with their Christian faith; within this Diocese £30,000 has recently been so offered. Projects include assisting with the disabled young people’s Easter pilgrimage to Lourdes, […]

Southampton General Hospital

IN HOSPITAL? It is not always understood that the demands of modern Data Protection prevent Catholic clergy from ‘touting for custom’ on hospital wards in search of possible Catholics. Catholic patients in hospital need, either themselves or through those representing them, to ask for the services of the Chaplain. This can be done by asking […]

Church Timeline for 2018

A CHURCH TIMELINE for 2018AD 18AD – Jesus is (probably) aged 22 and has no doubt thought up ever more baffling questions and answers. 118 AD – Opening of the Pantheon in Rome, the ‘Temple of the Gods’, now the church of St. Mary and the Martyrs. 218AD – Persecution of Christians in Rome by […]