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 16 December 2018
Exact no more than your rate
Fr David Sillince's homily for 3rd Sunday of Advent Gaudete, Year C
Sunday reading notes for 16 December 2018
Weekday reading notes for week beginning 10 December 2018

What's new

Intercessions December 16, 2018

INTERCESSIONS. THIRD SUNDAY of ADVENT (‘Gaudete’) [C]. December 16th. 2018 Priest: Let us pray for the Church and the world through Jesus Christ, in whose presence we are called to rejoice. Reader: For the Church, and especially for Christians suffering persecution in many places in today’s world, that they may be able to rejoice in […]

Intercessions December 9, 2018

INTERCESSIONS. SECOND SUNDAY of ADVENT [C]. December 9th. 2018 Priest: Let us pray for the Church and the world through Jesus Christ, whom John the Baptist bids us hear and follow. Reader: For the Church, that a spirit of conversion may give to the Church a purity, integrity and boldness in all its ways, let […]

A Poem for November

Here is a poem for November, the Month of the Dead. It is a vast improvement on some of the mawkish stuff we get presented with. It is by the Polish poet ZBIGNIEW HERBERT who died in 1998, and was, believe it or not, a descendant of our own national poet-priest George Herbert, who was […]

Confused? Jumblied?

The Jumblies. A parable for our “distracted times”, both in Church and in State. Enjoy …. The Jumblies BY EDWARD LEAR I They went to sea in a Sieve, they did, In a Sieve they went to sea: In spite of all their friends could say, On a winter’s morn, on a stormy day, In […]

Going into 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 […]

Mary’s Meals

MARY’S MEALS: THIS IS OUR ONGOING PARISH CHARITY AND IS WELL SUPPORTED BY PARISHIONERS. We receive regular updates from their office in Dalmally, Argyll, Scotland, and the latest says:- Chimwemwe (whose name means ‘joy’) is just one of the 1,361,586 children – at the last count – who currently receive Mary’s Meals. He attends Mwalamba […]