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.

Following the updated Government guidance we will now be holding services of Holy Communion on Sundays at St Andrew’s at 9.30am and at Holy Cross at 11.15am. We still have strict safety restrictions in place – please see Rev Jane’s Pastoral Letter for more details.

We understand that there are many who will not yet feel comfortable to meet together, or who are still shielding or self-isolating and staying at home, so we will continue to stream a Sunday service on FaceBook and YouTube. The service of Compline on a Thursday evening will also continue to be streamed, again on our FaceBook page.

As we gradually return to worship within our buildings 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
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.