Special Services

Messy Church 4th Friday of each month, 3.30 - 5.30. Fun activities, food, free for all ages. Come and join us!

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For information about regular activities - look in 'Our Community' scroll down to 'Woodingdean'

For details about up-coming events - look in 'What's On'.

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How to get involved

How to get involved with making a real difference in the local community

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Welcome to the Church of the Holy Cross.


We are a living Christian community, set in glorious countryside with stunning views of the sea and the South Downs.

We see ourselves as part of an incredible local community, a community where people are encouraged to meet others, where the distressed or grieving can be supported, where those struggling can find places to go where they know they will get the care and support they need. As a church, we welcome believers, doubters and those who are searching. We believe in a church which is inclusive, questioning and on a journey.

On these pages you can discover more about our life and faith, about worship, get involved, and read our mission statement and about our values. You can also find out about all our news and upcoming events.


If you have any concern about any safeguarding issue, whether for yourself or for another person, please contact one of the following immediately:

Reverend Helen Rose - Incumbent - 01273 679015 or 07971779284

Mrs Sheila Smith - Church Warden and Parish Safeguarding Officer 01273 309502 or 07827 510514

Holy Cross is part of the Church of England, which is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, and in the Diocese of Chichester. As an inclusive church within Brighton Deanery, we are also proud to be LGBTI.

If you need to contact the Diocese about a Safeguarding matter, please follow this link:https://safeguarding.chichester.anglican.org/