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

£37,735 raised thus far.

Sunday 29th November
The 1st Sunday of Advent
10am Mass of Healing
5pm Advent Service of Light
(This is a beautiful service of readings and Advent carols)

Christmas Eve
4pm Family Crib Service
(For all the faily with the children showing us the true meaning of Christmas)
11.30pm Midnight Mass

(A timeless and special Eucharist with a lashing of carols and atmosphere)

Christmas Day
10am Mass of the Nativity of the Lord

New Year's Day
12noon Said Mass
(I invite ytou to start the New Year by joining us in asking for God's blessing on 2016)

Sunday 3rd January
10am Epiphany Family Mas
(Children are welcome to bring a Christmas gift to be blest)

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among other places in the community we provide a collection point for the foodbank


Sunday 10am Parish Mass with Sunday's Cool

(Family Mass usually 1st Sunday of the month)

The next healing ministry will occur on Advent Sunday within the 10am Parish Mass on 29th November
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, 3-7yrs and
After School Club Plus 8-11yrs.
Contact: Brenda Robinson 0114 288 0129

Next Messy Church on Nov. 24th Held 3.30-5.30pm in the Nunnery. (Lively all age craft, games, art etc., informal worship and food based around a theme). Theme: Advent

Wednesday 9.45am Said Mass

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

1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month:

10am-12noon Mum's Sewing Group 
All mums are welcome but please contact its organiser beforehand - Anne Palmer 0114 269 6889. It will be held in church.

12-2pm Open Church.
St Mary's will be open for anyone to pop in - maybe just to have a look around this ancient church or for a chat or for a time of quiet or prayer in St Katherine's Chapel. Refreshments will be provided.

Thursday 7pm Said Mass. 
(followed by the Parish Office at 7.30pm for booking christenings, weddings, house blessing, Confession etc) 

Friday 12noon Said Mass.

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, obedience and love. We seek to conform our lives on the Gospel by following Mary's Son, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, through the grace and strength of the Sacraments, the teachings 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 God,
give us grace to cast away the works of darkness
and to put on the armour of light,
now in the time of this mortal life,
in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;
that on the last day,
when he shall come again in his glorious majesty
to judge the living and the dead,
we may rise to the life immortal;
through him who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Our Anglican Tradition

St Mary's is of the Catholic Tradition in the Church of England and affiliated to The Society (under the patronage of St Wilfid and St Hilda). We are a modern yet traditional, humerous, supportive and inclusive worshipping community. We offer a warm welcome and all are welcome to encounter the love of God with us. 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.

Mrs Christine Garner, 0114 269 7663 (Safeguarding Rep)
Mrs Tracey Wild, 07837836719 (Health & Safety Rep)

Treasurer: Mrs Patrica Barker, 0114 269 8164

Secretary: Mrs Anne Palmer, 0114 269 2403

Children's Minister: Mrs Alison Powell, 07966440258

Reader: Mr Ben Otley, 07536036153 (Salt & Light Rep)

Deanery/Diocesan Synod Reps: Mrs Valerie Hanwell & Mrs Brenda Robinson

Mission Leaders: Holly Featherstone, Ben Otley, Anne Palmer and Alison Powell.

Our Vision 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

Owned by St Mary's Church, The Parish Centre is now leased to The Old Rectory, a registered not-for-profit limited charitable company. It is a Grade 2 Listed building and until the 1950s was the residence of the rector. It is mainly Georgian in style, but parts of it date to Tudor times, though a priest's residence was on the site even before that period. It shares a rich history with St Mary's Church and Handsworth in general. The current rector acts as chairman of the board of trustees.

The Old Rectory specialises in hosting community events, conferences and meetings, as well as providing excellent facilities for wedding, birthday, baptism and other parties, funeral teas etc.

For more information, please click on the above photograph or contact the Centre Manager: Tim Schafer on 0114 269 2537.