Holy Rood Communion


Crofton Church of England Parish covers the communities of Stubbington and Hill Head which lie between Southampton and Portsmouth.  There are two church buildings in the parish; the larger and newer is Holy Rood while the smaller, older building is St Edmunds (sometime known as Crofton Old Church).

The vision of the parish is 
•    To learn intentionally how to be followers of Christ
•    To resource church members
•    To be united for mission around a variety of expressions of church

Whether you live in the area or are just visiting, whether you have a Christian faith or are just interested in finding out more, you would be very welcome to join us at any of our meetings.

If you have any questions about Holy Rood and St. Edmund's please contact the Parish Office on 01329 661154 or email office@croftonparish.org.uk.


Evening Congregation Beach Gathering: Sunday 26th July 6:30pm

At the Rotary hut on Hill Head beach. Come and join us to celebrate and enjoy our community. If you want to join us for a sausage sandwich and a beach gathering,
please sign up on the sheet in the church centre foyer. Please leave your name and phone number (just in case we need to relocate the party on the day due to the weather) and any dietary requirements. Please bring your own drinks if you want something more exciting than squash, tea or coffee . Thank you  - Evening Congregational Team.

*Beach is different from the picture, so may not include sand, hand holding or sun.


Parish Picnic - Sunday 5th July 12 noon

On Sunday 5 July we have our Parish Picnic at the Stubbington Study Centre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2ND (heading towards Lee, opposite the old Daedalus site) starting from 12 noon onwards. This is a great time to get to know other church members, and there will be games and children’s activities on offer, and a chance to relax together. Bring sandwiches, drinks and something to sit on—and pray for fine weather! Everyone welcome. 


Who Let the Dads out?

A dads’ and children’s activity morning at Holy Rood Church Centre, Stubbington, open to dads and male carers, every 3rd Saturday of the month, from 10am to 11.30am. The next session is on Saturday 18 July, and there are toys, games and activities for all children under 10. The cost is £2 per family, including drinks and bacon rolls. Come and have some fun with your kids and meet other dads. The sessions are run by volunteers from Holy Rood Church. Just come along on the day, or for further information call the parish office on 01329 661154, or email office@croftonparish.org.uk

Messy Church

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. The next Messy Church is 8th July, 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