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 17 February 2019
Happy you who are poor
Fr David Sillince's homily for 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C
Sunday reading notes for 10 February 2019
Weekday reading notes for week beginning 11 February 2019

What's new

Intercessions February 17, 2019

INTERCESSIONS. 6th. SUNDAY in ORDINARY TIME [C]. February 17, 2019. Priest: Let us pray for the Church and the world through Jesus Christ, who points the way to true blessedness. Reader: For the Church, that Christians may distinguish between the challenges of the Gospel and easy compromises with the world, let us pray to the […]

Intercessions February 10, 2019

INTERCESSIONS. 5th. SUNDAY in ORDINARY TIME [C]. February 10, 2019. Priest: Let us pray for the Church and the world through Jesus Christ, who cares for his Father’s creation in ways which go beyond our understanding. Reader: For the Church, that Christians may be generous in honouring the Holy Trinity and serving their neighbour, just […]

A Church timeline for 2019

A CHURCH TIMELINE for 2019AD 19AD – Jesus (probably) aged 23 grows in wisdom if not stature. 119 AD – Hadrian (Emperor 117-138) says Christians must not be sought out but only prosecuted for specific, provable, offences. 219AD – The effeminate and possibly insane Emperor Heliogabalus persecutes Christians to divert attention away from his unpopular […]

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 […]