Welcome to the website of St. Andrew & Holy Cross.


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Our parish churches serve the local communities of Fryerns, Craylands, Beechwood Village and Barstable East in the Essex town of Basildon.

We seek to love and worship God, to grow in prayer, flourish in our faith and to joyfully live out the good news of Jesus Christ at the heart of the local community.  We see ourselves as a family, inclusive of all, and hope you find a warm welcome with us.

Until advice changes there will be no services at either church on Sundays or during the week.

We’re so excited to be able to announce the re-opening of our church buildings for private prayer and reflection! From this week Holy Cross will be on open on Tuesdays 11am-12 noon and Saturdays 2.00pm – 3.00pm and St Andrews will be open on Fridays from 11.00am – 12 noon. Have a read of Rev Jane’s pastoral letter which gives more details.

While there’s no public worship in our buildings we continue to worship and pray as a church each one of us where-ever we are. There are some resources to help with this on our worship page. 

Please note that the following activities are also cancelled until further notice
Community Lunch
Messy Vintage
Messy Church
Koinonia Community Breakfast
Youth Group
Craft and Chat
We are keen to support the local community as much as possible so if anyone needs assistance with shopping etc please message us through our Facebook page ❤️. Our Facebook page is the place for latest updates too.

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Find us & Contact us

St. Andrew’s with Holy Cross has been a key player in opening Basildon’s CAP Debt Centre.  Its services are local and available to everyone in the community, calling the number below is the first step in becoming debt free!

Contact CAP on 0800 328 0006.

Safeguarding :

We are committed to ensuring that St. Andrew’s and Holy Cross are safe places for all. 
The Parochial Church Council of St Andrew’s with Holy Cross has adopted the House of Bishops’
Promoting a Safer Church Safeguarding Policy Statement

Please see our Safeguarding page for full details of contact information etc.