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 11 November 2018
She has given all she had to live on
Fr David Sillince's homily for 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Remembrance, Year B
Sunday reading notes for 11 November 2018
Weekday reading notes for week beginning 12 November 2018

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Intercessions November 11, 2018

INTERCESSIONS. 32nd. Sunday of Ordinary Time [B] (Remembrance). November 11th., 2018. Priest: Let us pray for the Church and the world through Jesus Christ, who bids us love without ulterior motive. Reader: For all Christians, that we may by our lives present the Gospel as a power for life, and not a deadening force, let […]

Intercessions November 4, 2018

INTERCESSIONS. 31st. SUNDAY in ORDINARY TIME [B]. November 4th., 2018. Priest: Let us pray for the Church and for the world, through Jesus Christ, who came to serve his Father’s creation on earth and to offer him perfect praise. Reader: For the Church, that we may offer our hearts to God the Father in prayer, […]

Year of Ovid 2018

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK This year is the 2000th, anniversary of the death of Publius Ovidius Naso, better known to the world as the Roman poet Ovid, one of the ‘mighty three’ along with his slightly older contemporaries Virgil and Horace. All rose to prominence under the first Roman Emperor, Augustus; Virgil died in 19BC, […]

Catenian Bursaries

YOUNG CATHOLICS aged 16 to 24: The Catenian Association, which is very active in this Diocese and city, offers Bursaries to young Catholics within this age range for projects associated with their Christian faith; within this Diocese £30,000 has recently been so offered. Projects include assisting with the disabled young people’s Easter pilgrimage to Lourdes, […]

Southampton General 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 […]