Halloween – Trick or Treat?
October has arrived and you can’t have missed the shelves full of Halloween merchandise filling our shops. It is reported to be the third highest spending festival in Britain after Christmas and Easter, with huge amounts of money being spent on sweets, pumpkins, party food and costumes. Many children will be out knocking on doors for ‘Trick or treat’ and, sadly, this is often accompanied by a rise in anti-social behaviour and nuisance crimes. At Holy Rood church we want to offer a cheaper, and less scary, alternative. Halloween is actually a shortening of ‘All Hallows Eve’, the day before All Saints Day. On 31st October we will be holding a Superheroes Activity morning for children aged 5 – 11 years. There will be craft, games, jigsaws and challenges and children will collect a bag of treats as they try different activities. We’ll also be looking at some of the Saints, the ‘Superheroes’ of our faith. There will be opportunities to win prizes including one for the best Superheroes fancy dress. Which Superhero will you be? Why not invent one of your own! The event starts at 10am and finishes with lunch at 12 noon to which all the family is invited. The cost is £2 per child and places can be booked by contacting Holy Rood Church Office.

E-mail: office@croftonparish.org.uk Office telephone number: 01329 661154 (Mondays to Fridays 9 am to 1 pm)

Light Party - Friday 31st October 2014 6-8:30pm

Are you in Years 6 to 9?, if so, come and join us for a Special Youth Light party.  This is happening on Friday 31st October 2014 at Holy Rood Church Centre
From 6pm to 8.30pm.  The cost of this event is £2.  We will be having table tennis, playstation, pool, darts, craft, games, party food, sweets and loads of fun.
It’s a cool place to party!!   Please book by contacting the Office at office@croftonparish.org.uk or 01329 661154 (Mondays to Fridays 9 am to 1 pm).

Dr Adam Bradford - Recordings

If you missed Dr Adam's talks with Q&A, or you were there and would like to listen again,  you can listen again here on the church site, please click on the links below.

Session One Who Theophilus was

Session One Q&A

Session Two Mary's Role in Luke's Gospel

Session Two Q&A

Remembrance Day Service at Stubbington War Memorial, Sunday 9 November, 10.45am

All are welcome to attend this public Service of Remembrance for those who have lost their lives in two world wars and in the many other conflicts that have taken place since. The service has special significance in this centenary year of the outbreak of the First World War in 1914.

After the two minute’s silence at 11am, poppy wreaths will be laid. Many local uniformed groups will also be taking part.

There will also be a short Act of Remembrance for Armistice Day at the War Memorial on Tuesday 11th November from 10:55 to 11.05am. 

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!


Operation Christmas Child

It’s shoebox time again! Could you fill a box with small Christmas gifts for a child who would otherwise go without? A leaflet with full details is available at the back of Holy Rood Church and there are some empty shoeboxes there too if you don’t have one of your own. Completed shoeboxes should be brought to the church by 16th November and if you are able to include a donation of £3 this will cover the cost of postage. Over the years, these gifts have benefited millions of children in over 130 countries so please support us and help to spread the joy of Christmas!


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