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

Our parish churches serve the local communities of Fryerns, Craylands 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.

Our Vicar, Rev Jane Richards, together with Bishop Stephen and those confirmed in October at St Andrew’s.

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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.

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Anne Liddell who many be contacted at church or by email anne.liddell2@btinternet.com

The Parish of St Andrew’s with Holy Cross is part of the Diocese of Chelmsford. For further information about Safeguarding in the Diocese of Chelmsford click here.

For information about the Diocesan Safeguarding Team and Safeguarding contacts in the Diocese of Chelmsford click here. This page includes contact details for Safeguarding organisations and charities.

The Local Safeguarding Children Board for can be contacted:
Tel: 03456037627 (Children & Families Hub 9:00am to 5:00pm)
Email: escb@essex.gov.uk
Tel: 03456061212 (Emergency Duty Team – Out of hours)
Email: emergency.dutyteamoutofhours@essex.gov.uk

The Local Safeguarding Adults Board can be contacted:
Tel: 03456037630 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
Tel: 08456061212 (Emergency Duty Team – Out of hours)
Email: esab@essex.gov.uk
Email: socialcaredirect@essex.gov.uk

If you believe that somebody is in immediate risk of danger or harm you should call 999 and ask for the police.

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.