The Heart of God at the Heart of our Community


Crofton Church of England Parish covers the communities of Stubbington and Hill Head which lie between Southampton and Portsmouth.  There are two church buildings in the parish; the larger and newer is Holy Rood while the smaller, older building is St Edmund’s (sometime known as Crofton Old Church).

The vision of the parish summarises what motivates us:

  • Our Identity
    We are A Parish Church and a Resourcing Church
  • Our Purpose
    The parish’s purpose is To help individuals and households take steps into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, wherever they start from.
  • Our Aim
    We aim to prayerfully trust God to double the size of our worshipping community in the next 5-7 years

(You can out more about our vision here>>>> )

Between the two church buildings within the parish we are able to offer a variety of styles of worship, from the modern, family orientated, 9:30am Holy Rood service, to more traditional style at St. Edmund’s at various times on Sunday mornings, to the modern, but with more space to meet God, Ascent service at 6:30pm at Holy Rood.

We are fortunate to have a good number of children and young people in the church and there is a full programme of groups for them.  There are also a number of small adult groups who meet in peoples homes as well as other groups who meet during the week.

Do look round our website for more information about what happens in the parish; you can also follow us on Facebook at Holy Rood Church >>>> or see some videos we’ve produced on YouTube at the the Crofton Parish channel >>>> .

Whether you live in the area or are just visiting, whether you have a Christian faith or are just interested in finding out more, you would be very welcome to join us at any of our meetings.