Parish of
ST. FAITH

Praying for and serving our community

Welcome

Welcome to the parish of St. Faith’s. At this time our usual services and events, centred on the historic church and community of St. Cross, are on hold. In love and prayer we continue to worship God and serve our neighbour. Please contact us if you need help or support, or if you would like to join our streamed 9.30 services of Daily Prayer or Sunday Communion’


Philip Krinks

Rev Philip Krinks,
Priest in Charge of the Parish of St Faith

Services Summary

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Sunday & Weekday Services
Please note the church is temporarily closed.

Please join us for Daily Prayer every morning at 9.30 https://zoom.us/j/539321791

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Upcoming Events

Weddings & baptisms

Life of the Church

Parish Hall and facilities

There’s a lot going on at our Parish Church!

About us

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. We can assist elderly members getting to church services and our Lay Pastors are here to offer support to all.

Tea and cakes

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.

St Faith - Family - Church of St Cross

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 back

Giving is important in our Parish and each year, we choose local, national and international charities to support. In 2019 we supported Potters Village in Muhabura, Uganda; Mission Aviation Fellowship; Mission to Seafarers; Royal British Legion; Children’s Society; Farm Africa; Winchester Churches Christmas Project; Winchester GoLD; Winchester Home Start; The Gideon Society; Tough Talk.

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!

History

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.