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 for Ukraine

God of peace and justice,
we pray for the people of Ukraine today.
We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons,
we pray for all those who fear for tomorrow,
that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them
We pray for those with power over war or peace,
for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions.
Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear,
that you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus the Prince of Peace.

Getting back to ‘normal’:

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.

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.