The Heart of God at the Heart of our Community

Welcome

Crofton Parish serves the Hampshire coastal communities of Stubbington and Hill Head. We seek to be the Heart of God at the Heart of the Community, bringing support and hope to our neighbours as we recover from the many, varied, effects of the Covid virus.

Like in all of society, life in Crofton Parish has changed radically while we work through the Covid-19 pandemic. With the relaxing of restrictions, we are able to hold more meetings but will continue to put people’ safety and what people are comfortable with first. There are no longer restrictions on who can attend Holy Rood and St. Edmund’s services, but there are now two services with the same content at Holy Rood on a . Sunday mornings to allow people to stay a reasonable distance from each other.  The 10am Holy Rood service is also a hybrid in-person and online service.

While most of this website is still basically correct, please note that some meetings described have not restarted yet. Check the Event Calendar to find out what is taking place.

Current Parish Life

Covid-19 restrictions in England have ended and the responsibility for managing the virus falls to individuals and organisations. Churches remain complex environments for mitigating the risks of transmission. We are no longer requesting that you only attend in person on alternate weeks – you are welcome to both Holy Rood and St. Edmund’s any week and you can sing if you wish to!

At Holy Rood there will be two services with identical content at 10am and 11:30am. There will be children’s groups at the 10am service while there will be items for children within the 11:30 service. You are welcome to either service.  The 10am Holy Rood service will continue to be livestreamed on Facebook.

We do want people to be, and feel, safe and comfortable in church. Therefore:

  • Please do not attend if you have any Covid symptoms or should be self-isolating.
  • Although mask wearing is no longer mandatory we would be grateful if you would wear a mask when standing or singing when inside either of our churches.
  • At Holy Rood, there will be some areas specially demarcated for those who still wish to social distance. But, regardless of where people are sitting, please be sensitive to others’ needs and check they are comfortable with you sitting down next to them or standing close to them.
  • The Thursday morning Holy Rood service, which is particularly for those who cannot access the online services or who are at risk of isolation, will continue.
  • Please don’t struggle alone. If you need practical help, especially if you are shielding again, please get in touch via phone 01329. 661154 or email help@croftonparish.org.uk. If you would like prayer for any reason, please email prayer@croftonparish.org.uk. If you are in a position to help others, please contact the office.

Latest News Letters

Upcoming Services and Events

Sep
22
Wed
10:00 am First Steps @ Holy Rood Parish Centre
First Steps @ Holy Rood Parish Centre
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
First Steps @ Holy Rood Parish Centre
First Steps is a parent and toddler group for children under four, with structured stay and play activities. To start with it will be a short session once a week. Parents and carers will need…
Sep
23
Thu
10:00 am Thursday Morning Service @ Holy Rood Church
Thursday Morning Service @ Holy Rood Church
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
You are welcome to come to this simple service held in Holy Rood on Thursday mornings. It is for over 18s.
Sep
26
Sun
9:30 am Morning Worship @ St. Edmund's Church
Morning Worship @ St. Edmund's Church
Sep 26 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Morning Worship @ St. Edmund's Church
We are pleased to be able to more normal 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…
10:00 am Family Worship in Church and Online @ Holy Rood Church and Facebook and Website
Family Worship in Church and Online @ Holy Rood Church and Facebook and Website
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Family Worship in Church and Online @ Holy Rood Church and Facebook and Website
To give us space to social distance, we are holding two services at Holy Rood on Sunday mornings at 10am and 1:30am. The 10am service will be streamed to Facebook and the website. The services…
11:30 am Family Worship in Church @ Holy Rood Church
Family Worship in Church @ Holy Rood Church
Sep 26 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Family Worship in Church @ Holy Rood Church
To give us space to social distance, we are holding two services at Holy Rood on Sunday mornings at 10am and 1:30am. Only the 10am service will be streamed. The services have been described as…
7:00 pm Evening Service
Evening Service
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us on Sunday evening for a reflective service. There will be Holy Communion on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.
Sep
29
Wed
10:00 am First Steps @ Holy Rood Parish Centre
First Steps @ Holy Rood Parish Centre
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
First Steps @ Holy Rood Parish Centre
First Steps is a parent and toddler group for children under four, with structured stay and play activities. To start with it will be a short session once a week. Parents and carers will need…
Sep
30
Thu
10:00 am Thursday Morning Service @ Holy Rood Church
Thursday Morning Service @ Holy Rood Church
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
You are welcome to come to this simple service held in Holy Rood on Thursday mornings. It is for over 18s.
Oct
3
Sun
9:30 am Morning Worship @ St. Edmund's Church
Morning Worship @ St. Edmund's Church
Oct 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Morning Worship @ St. Edmund's Church
We are pleased to be able to more normal 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…
10:00 am Harvest Festival @ Holy Rood Church and Facebook and Website
Harvest Festival @ Holy Rood Church and Facebook and Website
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Holy Rood is celebrating harvest this weekend. Do join us in person or online. If you would like to bring a gift, please bring non-perishable items. We will donate these to the Fareham and Gosport Basics Bank.
11:30 am Harvest Festival @ Holy Rood Church
Harvest Festival @ Holy Rood Church
Oct 3 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Holy Rood is celebrating harvest this weekend. Do join us. If you would like to bring a gift, please bring non-perishable items. We will donate these to the Fareham and Gosport Basics Bank.
Oct
6
Wed
10:00 am First Steps @ Holy Rood Parish Centre
First Steps @ Holy Rood Parish Centre
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
First Steps @ Holy Rood Parish Centre
First Steps is a parent and toddler group for children under four, with structured stay and play activities. To start with it will be a short session once a week. Parents and carers will need…
Oct
7
Thu
10:00 am Thursday Morning Service @ Holy Rood Church
Thursday Morning Service @ Holy Rood Church
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
You are welcome to come to this simple service held in Holy Rood on Thursday mornings. It is for over 18s.
Oct
10
Sun
9:30 am Harvest Festival @ St. Edmund's Church
Harvest Festival @ St. Edmund's Church
Oct 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
St. Edmund’s is celebrating harvest this Sunday. Do join us. If you would like to bring a gift, please bring non-perishable items. We will donate these to the Fareham and Gosport Basics Bank.
10:00 am Family Worship in Church and Online @ Holy Rood Church and Facebook and Website
Family Worship in Church and Online @ Holy Rood Church and Facebook and Website
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Family Worship in Church and Online @ Holy Rood Church and Facebook and Website
To give us space to social distance, we are holding two services at Holy Rood on Sunday mornings at 10am and 1:30am. The 10am service will be streamed to Facebook and the website. The services…
11:30 am Family Worship in Church @ Holy Rood Church
Family Worship in Church @ Holy Rood Church
Oct 10 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Family Worship in Church @ Holy Rood Church
To give us space to social distance, we are holding two services at Holy Rood on Sunday mornings at 10am and 1:30am. Only the 10am service will be streamed. The services have been described as…
7:00 pm Evening Service
Evening Service
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us on Sunday evening for a reflective service. There will be Holy Communion on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.

Crofton Parish is partnered with:

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North Gosport Parish which serves Rowner, Bridgemary and Elson.