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.
Fr Paul Kennedy
Priest in Charge of the Parish of St Faith
8.00am Holy Communion
9.30am Parish Eucharist
11.00am Choral Matins (2nd & 4th Sundays)
Matins (said by The Brothers)
Thurs 8.00am Eucharist
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.
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.
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 2016 we have supported The Basics Bank, Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), The Children’s Society and Winchester Mediation Service. We are continuing to build links with the Diocese of Muhabura in Uganda (with which Winchester Deanery is linked). We regularly send pre-loved school uniforms to Muhabura. Look out for more details of charities we support in the church.
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!