Social &
Spiritual Life

We have many groups you can be involved in

Bible study - House groups

House group

Our House Group gets together on the 1st & 3rd Thursday each month from 3pm to 4.30pm. We meet for fellowship, bible study, prayer, friendship, tea and coffee (of course!) and we hope to help people in their individual journey of faith. Contact Peter Fletcher.

Youth group

We have an incredible group of young people from 8 – 18 years of age and we would love to meet more!  We run trips, residentials and regular activities.  Monthly programme:

Tuesday Drop In, weekly in the back hall of the Parish Hall at 3.45pm to 5.15pm

Friday Youth Group Younger Group (8 – 11 years old) every Friday 6.30 to 8.15pm in the Parish Hall

Older Youth Group (12 – 18 years old) every Friday 7.30 to 9.15pm in the Parish Hall

For more information contact the Youth Co-ordinator, Erin Morea, on

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St Cross Church - Winchester

Evening Home Group

For details of our occasional Evening Home Group sessions, contact Hilary Healey.

Silent prayer group

We meet on the 4th Thursday of each month at 11.00am in the Lady Chapel (to the right of the Altar). Our group believe passionately in the power of prayer, and will be happy to receive any prayer requests. To us, it is not only the act of praying that is important but the act of being quiet and silent, spending time with our Lord. We welcome anyone who would like to just sit and be quiet. Led by Evelyn Pringle.

Silent prayer chapel
Church flowers

Chapel Flower Guild

Do you have a love for flowers? Our team of volunteers arrange displays for weddings, memorials and funerals, beside ensuring there are always pleasing arrangements in our beautiful Chapel for all our festivals and weekly services.  If you would like to join our team of flower arrangers, contact Trish Spiers.

Open the Book

A regular group of Parishioners, parents and a Brother venture into St Faith’s Primary School each week to take a whole school worship session. The syllabus followed is provided through the Bible Society and using the Lion Storyteller Bible we enact the stories, using suitable props (including a real baby!) and of course the obligatory tea towel for headgear. We have child participation at every session which keeps everyone’s attention. We end with a prayer and a song chosen by the school to reflect the meaning of the story. New members welcome! Contact Cheryl Irons.

Children church meeting

Lazy cooks

A chance to meet up with friends whilst having a break from cooking. A relatively new group, we meet monthly at different restaurants around Winchester and newcomers are always warmly welcomed. We vary the days and times and to date have enjoyed Chinese, French and fish suppers. Contact Evelyn Pringle.

Monday group

Open to all, the group meets in the Hundred Men’s Hall monthly on Monday evenings except April, July and August. We hear speakers and arrange a variety of activities from an evening of bingo, to a visit to the Chesil railway tunnel, a boules/croquet competition against the Brothers and a Christmas meal. Contact James Harris.

Mens Group
St Cross Church - Winchester - Fete

St. Cross Fete

Our annual fixture is the renowned St. Cross Fete which is held every year on the last Saturday in June, 1.30 -5.00pm – put it in your diary now! We use the whole grounds and beautiful gardens for plant, gift and book stalls, games, Punch and Judy, miniature train, bouncy castle, teas, cakes and Morris Dancers! An afternoon of fun not to be missed. Our team of volunteers make the fete an annual success. If you would like to be involved with planning, sponsorship or help on the day, please contact Gill Beck, Fete Secretary.

St. Faith’s School

St. Faith’s Church of England Primary School is within the Parish and has close links with the church. Parishioners visit regularly to hear children read and take an assembly. The school also uses the church for special services.

Visit the school website.

Contact the School office 01962 854934.

St Faith's School, Winchester