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.

We will now be holding in-church service on both Sunday and Wednesday mornings. For details of our services please see here.

With the reduction in Government restrictions but the ongoing high rates of infection we will continue with some social distancing etc., measures at our services. Please see RevJane’s Pastoral Letter – Moving Forward for more details.

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 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. The service of Compline on a Thursday evening will also continue to be streamed, again on our FaceBook page.

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. 

Please note that the following activities are suspended until further notice
Community Lunch
Messy Vintage
Messy Church
Koinonia Community Breakfast
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.