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 Covid-19 infections have dropped again and Lockdown-2 has come to an end. The Parish is now in a Tier 2 area; so there are slightly tighter restrictions than there were over the summer.

We are very thankful for the sustained effort that has gone into the development and testing of the vaccines that give hope for a return to “normal” life – although we recognise that it is still some way off.

We are now in the Advent season when there would normally be a steady flow of people attending the many services and other events in both our church buildings; unfortunately this will be predominately online this year. See the event listing on this page for details.

The current situation is:

  • The Sunday services at St. Edmund’s and the Thursday morning Holy Rood service have restarted again.
  • 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.
  • Sunday’s Crofton United Children’s meeting will be held “live” in Holy Rood.
  • The Parish Office team will be working, 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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Latest News Letters

 

Upcoming Services and Church Opening

Dec
5
Sat
all-day Virtual Prayer Weekend
Virtual Prayer Weekend
Dec 5 – Dec 6 all-day
Virtual Prayer Weekend
Members of our PCC have felt led to call us to prayer. We are delighted that they have put together a Virtual Weekend of Prayer that we can join in with from wherever we are.…
Dec
6
Sun
all-day Virtual Prayer Weekend
Virtual Prayer Weekend
Dec 6 – Dec 7 all-day
Virtual Prayer Weekend
Members of our PCC have felt led to call us to prayer. We are delighted that they have put together a Virtual Weekend of Prayer that we can join in with from wherever we are.…
9:30 am Service of the Word @ St. Edmund's Church
Service of the Word @ St. Edmund's Church
Dec 6 @ 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
Dec 6 @ 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
Dec 6 @ 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 >>>.
Dec
10
Thu
10:00 am Midweek Service @ Holy Rood Church
Midweek Service @ Holy Rood Church
Dec 10 @ 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…
Dec
13
Sun
9:30 am Service of the Word @ St. Edmund's Church
Service of the Word @ St. Edmund's Church
Dec 13 @ 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 Christmas Jumper Service @ Online on Facebook and Website
Christmas Jumper Service @ Online on Facebook and Website
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Christmas Jumper Service @ Online on Facebook and Website
We would normally continue to get into the spirit of Christmas by coming to church wearing our Christmas jumpers. We are not able to meet together this year, but you are still invited to wear…
4:00 pm Crofton United Children’s Group @ Holy Rood Church
Crofton United Children’s Group @ Holy Rood Church
Dec 13 @ 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. There will be worship, fun, games, looking at the Bible and learning about…
7:30 pm Carols at Home @ Online on Facebook and Website
Carols at Home @ Online on Facebook and Website
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm
Carols at Home @ Online on Facebook and Website
We cannot meet together in church in a Covid-secure manner for our annual Carols by Candlelight service. So why not make your own candle arrangement at home and join us online for the carols.  
Dec
17
Thu
10:00 am Midweek Service @ Holy Rood Church
Midweek Service @ Holy Rood Church
Dec 17 @ 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…
Dec
20
Sun
9:30 am Service of the Word @ St. Edmund's Church
Service of the Word @ St. Edmund's Church
Dec 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 Zoom Nativity @ Online on Zoom and Facebook and Website
Zoom Nativity @ Online on Zoom and Facebook and Website
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – Dec 28 @ 10:45 am
Zoom Nativity @ Online on Zoom and Facebook and Website
You are invited to dress up as one of the nativity characters and take part in this Zoom nativity. If you don’t wish to join on Zoom you can still view the nativity service on…
4:00 pm FOCOC Nine Lessons and Carols @ To be arranged
FOCOC Nine Lessons and Carols @ To be arranged
Dec 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
FOCOC Nine Lessons and Carols @ To be arranged
This is the annual Friends of Crofton Old Church [FOCOC] traditional carol service amended to be Covid-secure.
Dec
24
Thu
10:00 am Midweek Service @ Holy Rood Church
Midweek Service @ Holy Rood Church
Dec 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…
11:30 pm Midnight Communion at Home @ Online on Facebook and Website
Midnight Communion at Home @ Online on Facebook and Website
Dec 24 @ 11:30 pm – Dec 25 @ 12:15 am
Midnight Communion at Home @ Online on Facebook and Website
Do join us online to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Dec
25
Fri
8:00 am Christmas Communion @ St. Edmund's Church
Christmas Communion @ St. Edmund's Church
Dec 25 @ 8:00 am – 8:45 am
This will be a BCP service of communion for Christmas Day.
10:00 am Christmas Celebration @ To be arranged
Christmas Celebration @ To be arranged
Dec 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Christmas Celebration @ To be arranged
Join us to celebrate the reason for Christmas – the birth of Jesus the saviour of the world!