About Us

The current Church of the Holy Cross was built in 1968 to a design of architect J Wells-Thorpe. It is the Parish Church of Woodingdean and is the only Church of England Church in Woodingdean which has a population of around 10,000 people.

The church is part of the Deans and Whitehawk ministry group set up in 2001 Churches within the group include St Wulfrans Ovingdean, St. Margarets Rottingdean, St. Nicholas Saltdean and St. Cuthmans Whitehawk.

It is a light,open-plan church that is connected by sliding partition doors to the Parish Room which is available for hire, There is a kitchen with full facilities and serving hatches open to the Parish Room

The church and hall have modern heating systems and disabled and wheelchair access throughout. There is an induction loop system for people that are hard of hearing and large print service sheets are provided for the visually impaired.

Sunday morning worship is held at 10.30am. For full details of all our services see our Service Times.

Morning and evening prayer is said every weekday morning and at 9am and 5.30pm. Holy Eucharist is also celebrated on Tuesdays at 9.30am.

During special festivals and feast days i.e. Easter and Christmas, etc. other services are also provided - please visit our special services page for details.

Other services held during the year include a joint Sunday evening service with the local Methodist church on the first Sunday of each month. The venue of this service alternates meeting between our two churches.

Joint services are also held with the other churches within the Deans and Whitehawk Group Ministry.

All our services and functions aim to provide a warm, friendly and welcoming atmosphere to everyone who joins us.

The open-plan style of the interior of our church enables the church and hall to be converted for use in a variety of very different ways; to accommodate small group meetings in the hall only or larger functions where the church and hall are combined together.

If you would like to know more about the Church please contact Rev Helen Rose or any of our friendly team