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

Our lively youth group meet monthly and enjoy themed evenings, talks from visitors, trips to London and once a year they come together for a pantomime production. Every 2nd Friday for 8-13 year olds. Every 4th Friday for 13 – 16 year olds. Led by Alison Carver and Serena Carthy. Contact Alison here.

St. Cross Youth Group
St Cross Church - Winchester

The Evening Group

The Evening Group started several years ago, partly to make a prayer and Bible study group available to people who aren’t able to attend an afternoon group because they’re at work, or have other daytime commitments. It meets on the second and fourth Thursdays in the month at 7.30pm.

We tend to work our way through a book, and at present we’re looking at “Forgiveness. Making Peace with the Past”, eight Bible studies looking at how God forgives us and how we can forgive other people, however difficult that is. We also pray, and have tea, coffee, strawberries, biscuits etc. Contact Ian Hardman.

Due to the sad death of Brother Ian Hardman the Evening Group is not meeting at the moment.

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

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.

Men’s group

We have a membership of 18 and meet in the Brothers’ Library monthly on Monday evenings except April, July and August. Open to all men, we meet regularly for a variety of activities from an evening of bingo, to a visit to the Chesil railway tunnel expertly guided by our in-house local historian Clare Dixon. We also enjoyed the Brothers concert party and for the first time we were accompanied by our wives! Contact John Casson.

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, 2.00 -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
Parent and toddler Group

Parent & Toddler Bible Study

An afternoon break with spiritual nourishment for parents just before the afternoon school run. Paying attention to simple Bible truths can help us have more meaningful stories.  Learning how to read the Bible effectively can be very empowering. Children are welcome as the format will be informal discussion.  Look out for the next study sessions in the new year. Contact Grace Martin

Hundred Men’s Hall

In the summer months, the tea room is open for teas, cake and ice creams from Monday to Saturday, 10.30am to 12.30pm and 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Sundays 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Have your cup of tea inside one of oldest buildings in Winchester! We also have plenty of outside seating and shade with the back drop of the beautiful church buildings.

The hall is available to hire, contact the Deputy Clerk to enquire on 01962 878218 or office@hospitalofstcross.co.uk. See more info here.

Hundred Men's Hall - Winchester