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

Send us a message

News and Notes

Newsletter for 11 December 2016
John the Baptist appeared
Fr David Sillince's homily for 2nd Sunday of Advent, Year A
Sunday reading notes for 4 December 2016
Weekday reading notes for week beginning 5 December 2016

What's new

The Sanctuary

St Boniface Redecorated

View our gallery of photos of the redecoration

The Union of Catholic Mothers’ Italian Meal

  The Union of Catholic Mothers enjoy a summer  meal in an Italian restaurant. Please look at the Autumn term’s newsletter via the link given. UCM 66 colour_v3

The Renovations at St Boniface’s Dome

After the storm which blew in one of the windows around the dome, a great deal of repair work has been needed. At first we thought one window would have to be replaced, but now we find work  is needed on all the windows in the dome. They have been removed for conservation and strengthening. […]

Our 16th Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Throughout September we will be collecting boxes of toys and gifts,  for children living in Albania, Moldova and those living on the rubbish tips of Manila in the Philippines via the Rotary Club.This is our 16th year and so far we have sent 7.000 boxes to children who have never received a gift and for […]

Rev. D. Sillince

Congratulations, Father David !

Fr David celebrates the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood on June 30th 2015.

Are Catholics wrong (27 & last)

ARE CATHOLICS WRONG? (27) Is the Catholic Church really THE Church? THE Church can only be one, as it is Christ’s foundation. If it is divided, that is due to human fault. The classic “marks of the Church” are that it is: one, holy, catholic and apostolic. “Apostolic” can be taken in a broad sense, […]