Welcome

Crofton Parish serves the Hampshire coastal communities of Stubbington and Hill Head. We seek to make the transforming love of Jesus Christ known in the area.

Like in all of society, life in Crofton Parish has changed radically while we work through the coronavirus pandemic.  Some services have recommenced, but with restrictions on numbers and content. We are starting to meet in mid-sized groups called Streams. However, we are still primarily an online community which desires to provide support and hope to our neighbours.

While most of this website is still basically correct, please note that most meetings described cannot take place at this time. Check the Event Calendar to find out what is taking place.

Current Parish Life

Crofton Parish is thankful that the illnesses and death due to Covid-19 are reducing and that England is relaxing the lock-down measures. Parish life is constantly changing at the moment as different restrictions are relaxed, but, because of the large number of people who attend our churches, it will be some time before we can resume services “as normal”.

Recognising that we will not all be able to meet together for some time we are reorganising the parish into “streams” of 30 or so people who are able to meet, worship and fellowship together.

The current situation is:

  • There will be weekly Sunday services at St. Edmund’s, but with only half the normal congregation attending each service.
  • There is a weekly Thursday service at Holy Rood at 10am.
  • We expect most people to join us online at the weekly “Church Online” from Holy Rood on Sundays at 10am, and the half hour, Evening Prayer on Sundays at 7:30. You cannot attend these services in person.
  • The subject of the Sunday Church Online service is considered in more detail in a video posted on YouTube and available on this website.
  • Our office team are back working on-site in the Parish Office, but if you need anything please phone or email, rather than visiting.
  • If you need help, or can offer help to others, email help@croftonparish.org.uk.

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Parish Update 9th September

After today's Government announcement, our Vicar, Rev Richard England, shares a short(ish) update on how the changes affect Crofton Parish. TL;DR We will be able to continue meeting at Holy Rood and St Edmunds as long as we ensure they remain Covid-secure sites.

Posted by Holy Rood Church on Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Latest News Letters

Upcoming Services and Church Opening

Sep
20
Sun
9:30 am Service of the Word @ St. Edmund's Church
Service of the Word @ St. Edmund's Church
Sep 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Service of the Word @ St. Edmund's Church
We are pleased to be able to worship in church again, however we are not yet able to return to normal and this service will be conducted following the current Covid-19 guidelines. Services are now…
10:00 am Church Online @ Facebook
Church Online @ Facebook
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
As we cannot meet together physically, we will meet online for a time of worship from the Holy Rood. The service will be streamed on the Holy Rood Church page on Facebook. There is usually a resource pack to go with the service. Please do not go to Holy Rood, you wont be able to go in!
7:30 pm Sunday Evening Prayer @ Facebook
Sunday Evening Prayer @ Facebook
Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This short, online, service will include a reflection and follow the Night Prayer, you can find the order of service on our resources page >>>.
Sep
24
Thu
10:00 am Midweek Service @ Holy Rood Church
Midweek Service @ Holy Rood Church
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Midweek Service @ Holy Rood Church
Holy Rood Church is holding a short service while meeting all current Covid-19 regulations. Please watch out for the signage and stewards indicating what you should do. It will primarily be for those who can’t…
Sep
27
Sun
9:30 am Service of the Word @ St. Edmund's Church
Service of the Word @ St. Edmund's Church
Sep 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Service of the Word @ St. Edmund's Church
We are pleased to be able to worship in church again, however we are not yet able to return to normal and this service will be conducted following the current Covid-19 guidelines. Services are now…
10:00 am Church Online @ Facebook
Church Online @ Facebook
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
As we cannot meet together physically, we will meet online for a time of worship from the Holy Rood. The service will be streamed on the Holy Rood Church page on Facebook. There is usually a resource pack to go with the service. Please do not go to Holy Rood, you wont be able to go in!
4:00 pm Crofton United Children’s Group @ Holy Rood Church
Crofton United Children’s Group @ Holy Rood Church
Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Crofton United Children's Group @ Holy Rood Church
Crofton United has moved to Sunday afternoon and will meet every two weeks. Crofton United is for school years R to 6, except we ask YR to join us after the October half term. This…
7:30 pm Sunday Evening Prayer @ Facebook
Sunday Evening Prayer @ Facebook
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This short, online, service will include a reflection and follow the Night Prayer, you can find the order of service on our resources page >>>.
Oct
1
Thu
10:00 am Midweek Service @ Holy Rood Church
Midweek Service @ Holy Rood Church
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Midweek Service @ Holy Rood Church
Holy Rood Church is holding a short service while meeting all current Covid-19 regulations. Please watch out for the signage and stewards indicating what you should do. It will primarily be for those who can’t…
Oct
4
Sun
9:30 am Service of the Word @ St. Edmund's Church
Service of the Word @ St. Edmund's Church
Oct 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Service of the Word @ St. Edmund's Church
We are pleased to be able to worship in church again, however we are not yet able to return to normal and this service will be conducted following the current Covid-19 guidelines. Services are now…
Oct
8
Thu
10:00 am Midweek Service @ Holy Rood Church
Midweek Service @ Holy Rood Church
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Midweek Service @ Holy Rood Church
Holy Rood Church is holding a short service while meeting all current Covid-19 regulations. Please watch out for the signage and stewards indicating what you should do. It will primarily be for those who can’t…