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 19 November 2017
Join in your Master’s happiness
Fr David Sillince's homily for 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A
Sunday reading notes for 19 November 2017
Weekday reading notes for week beginning 13 November 2017

What's new

Intercessions November 19, 2017

INTERCESSIONS. THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY in ORDINARY TIME [A]. November 19th., 2017. Priest: Let us pray for the Church and the world through Jesus Christ, who strengthens us with his grace to work to build up the Kingdom of his Father. Reader: For all Christians, that we may seek to discern the gifts of God towards ourselves, […]

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

Intercessions November 12, 2017

INTERCESSIONS. 32nd. Sunday of Ordinary Time [A] (Remembrance). November 12th., 2017. Priest: Let us pray for the Church and the world through Jesus Christ, who bids us be alert for his coming, for we do not know the hour. Reader: For all Christians, that we may by our lives present the Gospel as a power […]

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 […]