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 10 December 2017
Someone is following me
Fr David Sillince's homily for 2nd Sunday of Advent, Year B
Sunday reading notes for 10 December 2017
Weekday reading notes for week beginning 11 December 2017

What's new

Intercessions December 10, 2017

INTERCESSIONS. SECOND SUNDAY of ADVENT [B]. December 10th., 2017. Priest: The Prophet calls to us to prepare the way for the Lord. Let us pray for the Church and the world, that the Lord may be able to enter in among people of good will. Reader: For the Church, that we may not presume on […]

Intercessions December 3, 2017

INTERCESSIONS. FIRST SUNDAY of ADVENT [A]. December 3rd., 2017. Priest: At the start of this new Church year, let us pray for the Church and the world through Jesus Christ, our Beginning and our End. Reader: For the Church, that as Christians we may show in all our words and all our works that our […]

The Founding of St Boniface UCM As the 50th anniversary of our UCM approaches, and as I believe I am the only remaining founding member, I am putting a few facts on record while I am still able to do so. In 1967 a new Parish Priest, Fr Dermot MacDermot-Roe, was appointed to St Boniface. […]


Celebrating 50 years of the Union of Catholic Mothers at St Boniface’s Church

Church Timeline for 2017

A CHURCH TIMELINE for 2017AD 17AD – Jesus is (probably) aged 21 and has thus received the keys of the carpenter’s shop. 117 AD – Date of the earliest known Gospel manuscript, a fragment of John chapter 18, now in the Rylands University Library, Manchester. 217AD – The first known Antipope (there would be 37 […]

We want an answer

Four cardinals, headed by Cardinal Raymond Burke, a forceful person with a love of elaborate and semi-archaic liturgical dress, have written a letter to the Pope demanding clarifications over his recent ‘Apostolic Exhortation’ Amoris Laetitia, where, they feel, certain statements do not concur with previous Papal teachings. There is no prize for guessing that these […]