You will find a very warm welcome at all of the different services and events taking place over Holy Week and Easter at Holy Rood and St Edmund’s churches, and we hope that you will find something to draw you in to this very special celebration of Christ’s death and resurrection which is at the heart of the Christian faith. From the series of short evening services in Holy Week starting on Monday 30 March at 7.30pm, and an open air service on Stubbington Green on Good Friday, to a full Easter celebration service on Easter Day at 10.30am, we hope very much that you can join us. See below for  a full list of every service with times and venues, or contact the church office on 01329 661154,  email office@croftonparish.org.uk

Easter 2015 @ Crofton Parish

A series of reflective acts of worship for Holy Week with readings, music, prayer and meditation.

Monday 30 March 7.30-8pm, Compline at Holy Rood, led by Revd Kate Macfarlane
Tuesday 31 March 7.30-8pm, Taize service at St Edmund’s Church led by Gary Willcocks 
Wed 1 April 7.30-8pm, Celtic service at Holy Rood, 

Maundy Thursday Holy Communion Service 7.30pm, 2 April in Holy Rood Church. 

Good Friday, 11am Churches Together open air service on Stubbington Green. St Edmund’s open for private prayer from 12 noon to 2pm with Meditation on the Cross, from 2 - 3pm.

Easter Sunday Sunrise Service 6am on Hill Head Beach (Salterns car park), with hymns and readings around the bonfire. Breakfast served after in the Rotary Hut - bacon rolls, coffee and tea.

Easter Sunday 8am, BCP Holy Communion at St Edmund’s Church 10am, The Easter Story, in words and music, with the St Edmund Singers 10.30am, Easter Celebration and Holy Communion at Holy Rood Church 6.30pm, Easter Praise led by Causeway at Holy Rood Church.   All welcome!

Messy Church

For April only, please note Messy Church is on 1st April, usual time of 3:30pm.

Messy Church is church with a difference - a family-friendly time of fun, games, food and craft.  It’s on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 3.30 – 5.50pm in Holy Rood Church, so great to come along right after collecting the children from school. The next one is on Wednesday 1st April. We start with an hour of games and craft activities, then a celebration with songs and a Bible story, then a hot meal together – so no need to think what to cook for tea on Messy Church days! To find out more contact the church office, 01329 661154 or email office@croftonparish.org.uk

Little Fish Toddler Groups

Little Fish is a toddler group for parents and carers with children aged up to 3 years old. We meet at Holy Rood Church on Wednesday from 9.30am-11am and on Thursday from 10am-11.30am. There is a large selection of toys as well as a craft activity, story time and singing. The cost is £2 per family which includes refreshments for adults and children. Spaces are available now! For further details or to book a place please email littlefish@croftonparish.org.uk or ring the church office. We look forward to seeing you soon!



The Causeway congregation gathers together on the first Sunday of the month, from 6.30pm – 7.30pm, at Holy Rood Church. Drinks are available from 6pm. This congregation is open to everyone but when we meet for worship there will be special provision for adults with learning disabilities. The great thing is that we can all learn from one another and worship is enriched when abilities, traditions and ages are mixed – enriched, that is, if we approach it with the right heart.  So do join us on the first Sunday of the month.



‘You heard my cry for mercy when I called to you for help’ Psalm 31:22
Every day there is prayer going on in this church for all kinds of different people and situations. Some are anxious about family members, or facing illness, unemployment or money problems. If you would like prayer for any situation please click on the Prayer Requests button and email prayer@croftonparish.org.uk  You don’t have to give your name if you’d rather not, but please be assured that anything you say or share with us will be treated in the strictest confidence. If you would like one of the clergy to pray for you at home that can also be arranged. Outside of office hours please email our clergy: clergy@croftonparish.org.uk