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.

Following the announcement from Buckingham Palace that
His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has sadly died, 
Bishop Guli, the Bishop of Chelmsford, has shared her condolences. 

Bishop Guli said: “I am very sorry to learn about the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. We pray for Her Majesty the Queen, the Royal Family, the Commonwealth and the Nation and we give thanks for The Duke of Edinburgh’s extraordinary life of duty and dedication.”

An online book of condolence is available on the Church of England website here.

God of our lives,
we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip,
for his love of our country,
and for his devotion to duty.
We entrust him now to your love and mercy,
through our Redeemer Jesus Christ. Amen.

With the reduction in case numbers and the general relaxation of lockdown we will now be holding in-church service on both Sunday and Wednesday mornings. For details of our services please see here.

These services will still be subject to strict social distancing requirements so numbers will be limited and everyone will be requested to wear a face covering. 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.

We will also continue at the moment to stream a Wednesday Morning Communion services on FaceBook. 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
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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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.