The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Handsworth, Sheffield
Images showing the congregation of The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin of Handsworth in Sheffield, a photograph of the church spire and a photo of St Mary and baby Jesus taken from a stained glass window from inside the church.


for a disabled toilet and access in church

£23,000 raised thus far.



Car Treasure Hunt 16th May

Car Boot Sale 7th June

Summer Fayre 28th June

Car Boot Sale 27th July

Handsworth by the Sea and Teddy Bear's Parachute Jump 24/25th August

Harvest Quiz and Supper 3rd October

Bonfire and Fireworks 8th November

St Mary's Christmas Fayre 29th November

Old Rectory Christmas Market 7th December




Sunday 10am Parish Mass with Sunday's Cool

(Family Mass usually 1st Sunday of the month)

The next healing ministry will occur on Sunday 27th April at 11.15am after the Parish Mass
Ministry of Healing

Monday 9.30-11am
Play & Praise, under 3's
Contact: Patricia Barker 0114 269 8184

Tuesday 3.30-5pm
The After School Club, 4-7yrs and After School Club Plus 8-11yrs.
Contact: Brenda Robinson 0114 288 0129

Messy Church (all age craft, food & informal worship) 3.30-5pm, usually last Tuesday of the month. This month it will be held on 25th March.

Wednesday 9.45am Said Mass

Wednesday 9.30-11.30am
Mother & toddlers, under 3's
Contact: Christine King 0114 269 4037

Thursday Over 50s Lunch Club
Contact: Tim Schafer 0114 269 2537

Thursday 7pm Said Mass.
(followed by the Parish Office at 7.30pm for baptism and wedding etc bookings) 

Friday 12noon Said Mass 
12.30pm Stations of the Cross


Father God,

Jesus teaches us to ask, to seek

and to knock

and so we pray that the Holy Spirit

would enable us to grow in grace,

in love and knowledge of you,

in love and service of our neighbour

and increase in numbers; and,

that you grant us all the necessary resources

and money that we need

to undertake your mission 

in this parish and beyond.

We ask too for the prayers of Mother Mary to

help and encourage us

and the angels to watch over and

defend us.

We ask this in Jesus’ Name.


St Mary the Virgin S13 9BZ

The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin Handsworth is dedicated to our Lord's mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Taking Mary as our example of following Jesus, we seek to listen to our heavenly Father and discern where the Holy Spirit is leading us and to do so in faith, trust and love. We seek to conform our lives ever more closely on Mary's Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, through the grace and strength of the Sacraments, the teaching of holy Scripture and mother Church, and through mutual support and fellowship. You are warmly invited to join with us in our acts of worship and social events.


Almighty Father,
look with mercy on this your family
for which our Lord Jesus Christ was content to be betrayed
and given up into the hands of sinners
and to suffer death upon the cross;
who is alive and glorified with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

HOLY WEEK 13th-20th April

Palm Sunday

9.45am Parish Mass with Procession of Palms

(starting in the Parish Centre)

5-7pm Youth Event: Walking the walk with Jesus

(open to all children and young people)

Holy Monday
9am Morning Prayer followed by a said Mass

Holy Tuesday
9am Morning Prayer followed by a said Mass

Holy Wednesday
9am Morning Prayer
12noon Chrism Mass at Goldthorpe Parish Church

Maundy Thursday
9am Morning Prayer
7pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper and vigil

Good Friday

9am Morning Prayer

11am Ecumenical Good Friday Witness

(starting at Handsworth Methodist Church)

3pm Liturgy of the Passion

Holy Saturday Morning Prayer

7pm The Easter Vigil.

Easter Sunday

10am Family Mass (with Handsworth Scouts)

(Holy Week is a very special time of the Church year. We reflect, on and are drawn into, the drama and mystery of Jesus Christ’s dying and rising – starting with Christ’s joyful entrance into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, His celebration of the Last Supper, His betrayal by Judas and agony in Gethsemane, His offering of His life on the Cross and His rising from the tomb on Easter morn).

     Our Anglican Tradition

St Mary's is of the catholic tradition in the Church of England and affiliated to Forward in Faith. We are inclusive, modern, humerous, supportive, provide a warm welcome and are openly friendly. Our worship is modern, un-fussy and lively yet dignified, reverent, biblical and rooted in Christian Tradition.

At the request of the Parochial Church Council and Incumbent the Bishop of Sheffield has placed us under the pastoral and sacramental care of Rt Revd Glyn Webster, Bishop of Beverley, the Provincial Episcopal Visitor.


                                    Mr Ken Riley, 0114 269 3597

                                    Mrs Joy Lowe, 0114 269 9511 (Pastoral worker)

Treasurer:                   Mrs Patrica Barker, 0114 269 8164

Secretary:                   Mrs Anne Palmer, 0114 269 2403

Children's Minister:    Mrs Alison Prenku, 07966440258

Deanery/Diocesan Synod Reps.:

Mrs Valerie Hanwell and Mrs Brenda Robinson

Safeguarding Officer: Mrs Christine Garner, 0114 2697663

Mission Leaders: Joy Lowe, Ben Otley, Anne Palmer and Alison Prenku.

Our Mission Statement:

Jesus inspires us to be His disciples.
Come and experience His presence among us.
Offering friendship, belonging and faith.
Come and join us.
Seeking to be a resource to Handsworth
and enhance community life.
Come and help us.

The Old Rectory, Handsworth, Sheffield

Attached to St Mary's is Handsworth Old Rectory Community Centre Ltd, a registered charitable company. It is a listed building and is the former residence of the rector. Mainly Georgian in style, but parts of it dating to Tudor times. Specialising in hosting community events, conferences and meetings, as well as excellent facilities for wedding, birthday, baptism and other parties, funeral teas etc.

Fully licensed bar and quality catering. An excellent setting at very competitive rates. For more information, please click on the photo.