8.00am Holy Communion – every Sunday
9.30am Parish Eucharist – every Sunday with Holy Communion. Children are invited to attend activities during the service and are encouraged to follow their banner out of the church as they make their way to their respective groups. Please stay for coffee after the 9.30 service.
9.30am Parish Eucharist 2nd Sunday – the second Sunday of each month with Holy Communion. It is an All Age Eucharist where babies and children are invited to take part in the service. Please stay for coffee after the 9.30 services.
11.00am Sung Matins – second and fourth Sundays
Wednesday 11.00am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
Thursday 8.00am Holy Communion
Monday – Saturday 10.00am Brothers’ Matins (open to all)
Children are welcome to play with the toy bags by the pews. Any questions? Ask a member of our Welcome Team (look for the badge!).
These children’s groups are run during the 9.30 Eucharist, except on the 2nd Sunday when we have our All Age Service. The babies and children explore the bible in a fun and creative way each week using the children’s bible, prayers, craft and songs. We have been known to bake and plant seeds! Snacks for the children, coffee for the parents! The children also help prepare the Christmas Crib scene and the Easter Garden.
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If you are interested in arranging a Baptism or wedding at St Cross, please come along one Sunday and find out more about us. We warmly welcome newcomers and a member of our Welcome Team can assist with information and introducing you to others. As The Chapel at St Cross is the private chapel of the Brothers of St Cross (a little different to a regular Parish Church), there are some important differences in eligibility. However, Wendy Jones will be happy to answer your questions. See below for further information and contact details for Wendy.
We are always keen to add to our numbers. Regular and part-time singers are most welcome and are vital in reinforcing our principal services. In return they will experience the satisfaction of performing in our wonderfully resonant building. We are a mix of male and female singers, practising every Wednesday evening, often taking part in special events in St Cross Church and sometimes further afield. We are led by Derek Beck, principal organist. Contact Derek.
We support the clergy by offering pastoral care and support visits to members of the congregation and those living within the parish. We can bring Holy Communion to those who are house-bound, and we are able to give advice to couples who are planning to get married in St Cross. If you need our help or know of anyone who would like a visit from us, please contact Hilary Healey.
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.
As the Chapel at St Cross is the private chapel of the Brothers of St Cross, and not a regular Parish Church, there are some important differences in eligibility. In short, there are three sets of criteria for being eligible to marry at St Cross, and the bride and/or groom needs to meet one of them as follows:
During a christening your child will be baptised with water. It’s the start of an amazing journey of faith for your child and a special day for all your friends and family. Over the years to come, it’s a journey you’ll share together with your child by:
For more information regarding baptisms and funerals please contact Wendy at email@example.com