Our Community

The church is open daily 9am to 6pm

Contact usRainbows, Brownies and Guides

Rainbows is for girls aged 5 to 7 and they follow the Rainbow Jigsaw programme which is full of fun activities.

Rainbows is all about developing self-confidence, building friendships, learning new things and having fun. Girls get their hands dirty with arts and crafts, trying out cooking and playing games. Rainbows is all about learning and doing.

Being a Brownie is all about fun, friendship and adventure.

Brownies is for girls aged 7 to 10.

The Brownie Adventure programme allows the girls to take part in a wide range of activities, from challenging outdoor adventures to learning more about different cultures.

Please contact Girlguiding


Winter Warmers

This is a REMINISCENCE GROUP meeting to share memories, enjoy good company, free tea, coffee, cake and fun.

Meetings are held at Holy Cross Church on the second Wednesday of each month 2.00 - 4.00 pm

All welcome.

We are funded by the Communities Fund, the Healthy Neighbourhood Fund, Rottingdean Lions and supported by the Woodingdean Community Association.

Contact Ruth Sennett: 01273 300490, email: [email protected]


Thursday Fellowship

Thursday Fellowship is a relaxed, devotional meeting for adults of all ages. We have a variety of interesting speakers, and finish with a cup of tea and a chat.

Downs Baptist Church invites all to meet in the Parish Room of the Holy Cross Church, Woodingdean at 2pm each Thursday (meetings do not take place during January, February, July and August)

For further information head to the following link:- Thursday Fellowship

Leader: Faith Cassé 01273 304018

Admin./sec: Lis Bell 01273 303336


Say Aphasia - Church of the Holy Cross

Say Aphasia

The Say Aphasia Charity provides supportive drop in groups and it is run by people with aphasia for people with aphasia. Aphasia is not a well known condition and so people with aphasia can feel alone. Our aim is to provide continuous support in a social environment with like minded people, who are experiencing similar life changes.

Say Aphasia meet in the Parish Hall at The Holy Cross Church between 11am and 1pm every 4 weeks on a Thursday. The dates for 2024 are 1st February, 29th February, 28th March, 25th April, 23rd May, 20th June, 18th July, 15th August, 12th September, 10th October, 7th November, 5th December.

For more details follow Say Aphasia


Memory Matters Monthly Drop-In

Second Monday each month, 1.30-3.30pm. Offering a positive, safe and friendly space with a listening ear for those:

  • who themselves have Dementia (accompanied by a friend/carer)
  • who are living with someone with Dementia
  • who have a loved one who has Dementia
  • who have had a loved one who has died who had Dementia

With Music for Connection offering an interactive music session to those who are experiencing memory challenges. They bring a range of instruments and provide a safe musical space for connection.


Varndean College

Varndean College Adult Education offer different term-time courses on different days of the week

For more information contact 01273 546602 or email [email protected]


Little Lambs Singing and Story Group for ages 0-5

Join Lisa (experienced primary and SEND teacher) & have fun, singing old favourites & new songs in a welcoming & friendly environment.

Wednesdays 10.30-11.30am

£5 per class (siblings extra £1) Tea/coffee included plus a healthy snack for the little lambs

For further information & class updates, please follow Little Lambs on Facebook


Friday Drop-In with Tots 'till 12

Fridays 9-12

Come in for a chap and a cup of tea in a warm space

Parent/carer supervised play area for children

All welcome


Amaze Parent Support Group - Cuppa, Cake & Chat Woodingdean

Thursdays once a month 9.30-11.30

Free drop-in for parents of children and young people with SEND.

Refreshments are provided.

Dates for spring/summer 2024 - 25th January, 22nd February, 21st March, 18th April, 16th May, 13th June and 11th July

Please see Amaze Sussex for more information


Bounce Woodingdean

Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-8pm

We would love to welcome you..it's not exercise if it's fun right?



Brighton Met - Modern History Course

Wednesdays 1-3pm Term-time

More information and bookings