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

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.

A prayer on the death of
Her Majesty The Queen

Gracious God, we give thanks
for the life of your servant Queen Elizabeth,
for her faith and her dedication to duty.
Bless our nation as we mourn her death
and may her example continue to inspire us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Our Weekly Services :

In-church services are now happening on both Sunday and Wednesday mornings.
For details of our services please see here.

We are now meeting in person on Sunday mornings at St Andrew’s and Sunday and Wednesday mornings at Holy Cross. Our services will still allow us to use some social distancing. You may also want to consider wearing a face covering still as an expression of our love and care for each other. Please see Rev Jane’s Pastoral letter for more details.

St Andrew’s Café

We’re back after our August break. The St Andrew’s Café is open on Thursdays with a lunchtime meal on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays. See here for more information.

Holy Cross Restoration

We have launched our appeal to complete the restoration work for Holy Cross. If you’d like to make a donation to support that work please visit our give-a-little page.

On-line services

We understand that there are some who will still not feel comfortable about attending church in person right now, so the Sunday morning service from St Andrew’s also will continue to be live-streamed on our FaceBook page.

As well as the FaceBook livestream, the Sunday morning service will be available on YouTube.

We can 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.

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.

Find us & Contact us

Basildon CAP Debt Centre

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.