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Welcome to the parish of St. Faith’s which meets in the historic church and community of St. Cross. In love and prayer we worship God and serve our neighbour. St. Faith’s combines the traditional and modern as we witness an inclusive expression of faith in Jesus Christ. It is our prayer that whether you are joining us for a brief visit or whether St. Cross becomes your spiritual home, you will find a community and setting which resonates with your experiences and with God’s love.
Rev Philip Krinks,
Priest in Charge of the Parish of St Faith
8.00am Holy Communion
9.30am Parish Eucharist
11.00am Matins (2nd & 4th Sundays)
11.00am Eucharist (1st Sunday)
4.00pm Faith@4 in the Parish Hall (1st Sunday)
Matins (said by The Brothers)
Wed 11.00am Eucharist
Thurs 8.00am Eucharist (Common Worship)
Weddings & baptisms
Life of the Church
Parish Hall and facilities
There’s a lot going on at our Parish Church!
The Hospital of St Cross is at the heart of our Parish although of course, you don’t have to live in the Parish to be part of our church community. We embrace all ages from the very young to wedding couples to the elderly. Do browse the website to find out more about the activities and groups as newcomers are always welcome! We regularly host quiz nights, film nights and meals out; keep an eye on our events calendar! We can assist elderly members getting to church services and our Lay Pastors are here to offer support to all.
Join a house group, come along for tea or join our choir
We run many active groups and there are many ways for you to be part of our community. Highlights of our calendar include our Summer Fete and Christmas Eve Crib service.
The importance of Family
Families and children are most welcome here. We are very active with our youth and have two lively youth clubs, annual pantomime, excursions and children’s groups on Sundays. We are always happy to hear new ideas for our children and youth work.
Giving is important in our Parish and each year, we choose local, national and international charities to support. In 2017 we supported Winchester Basics Bank, Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), The Children’s Society, Mission to Seafarers, The Royal British Legion, Winchester Churches Christmas Project, Simon Says Child Bereavement Support, Winchester Street Pastors, Prisoners’ Education Trust, Winchester & District Young Carers, The George Pantziarka TP53 Trust and the Bishop’s Ordination Fund. We are continuing to build links with the Diocese of Muhabura in Uganda (with which Winchester Deanery is linked).
If you would like to sign up to our Parish Giving Scheme, please take a pack on a Sunday. It’s very easy and no need to search for change on a Sunday morning!
The Church at St Cross, situated in the heart of the beautiful Itchen Valley, is home to two distinct but united communities. The Hospital of St Cross & Almshouse of Noble Poverty is amongst the oldest charitable foundations in the country. Founded in the twelfth century, it still provides accommodation for twenty-five gentlemen, aged over sixty, known as Brothers. You may spot the Brothers in their distinctive gowns around Winchester! St Cross Church is also the home of the Parish of St Faith.