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

£23,686 raised thus far.



9.45am Procession & Sung Mass
(starting in the Centre)
4pm Service of Healing and Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) will be available

Holy Monday
9.30am Morning Prayer with Mass

Holy Tuesday
9.30am Morning Prayer with Mass

Holy Wednesday
9.30am Morning Prayer
12noon Chrism Mass @ Goldthorpe

9.30am Morning Prayer
7pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper & Vigil

9am Morning Prayer
11am Ecumenical Walk of Witness

3pm Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord
4.30pm Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

9.30am Morning Prayer
7.30pm Easter Vigil Mass

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’ dying and rising – starting with His joyful entrance into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, His celebration of the Last Supper, His betrayal by Judas and agony in Gethsemane on Maundy Thursday, the offering of His life on the Cross and His rising from the tomb on Easter morn. You are all very welcome to these acts of worship in which we participate in the divine drama of God’s love).


@ St Mary’s 7.15pm Saturday 25th April
£6 entrance fee, includes refreshments.
Pay at the door.


7pm Saturday 9th May in the Old Rectory.
Bar available and free parking.

£5 per ticket. Pay at the door. Children free.


Saturday 28th March. 10am-2pm.

Theme: Learning How To Respond To Questions About The Christian Faith! Have you ever wondered what to say when asked difficult questions about the Faith like: Does God exist? If God is good why does He allow suffering? Did God create the universe? etc. Bring a packed lunch. The day will be led by Fr John Hibberd, whose background is in science.If you are interested please contact Fr Keith. 


Sunday 10am Parish Mass with Sunday's Cool

(Family Mass usually 1st Sunday of the month)

The next healing ministry will occur at 4pm on Palm Sunday during a service of Healing and Corporate Penance. The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) will be available afterwards.
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 24th Feb. Held 3.30-5.30pm in the Nunnery. (Lively all age craft, games, art etc., informal worship and food based around a theme). Theme: Lent.

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 Mums@St Mary's 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.
Followed at 12.30pm by Stations of the Cross in Lent

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.


Most merciful God,
who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ
delivered and saved the world:
grant that by faith in Him who suffered on the cross
we may triumph in the power of His victory;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
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 modern yet traditional, humerous, supportive, inclusive, 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 Powell, 07966440258

Reader: Ben Otley, 07536036153

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

Safeguarding Officer: Mrs Christine Garner, 0114 269 7663

Mission Leaders: Joy Lowe, 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.

It has a fully a licensed bar, disabled facilities and provides quality catering. It is a little gem placed behind St Mary's in a quiet, semi rural setting close to junction 33 of the M1. 

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