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Easter Services 2017

Come and join us for our Easter Services. We can assure you of a warm welcome!

Palm Sunday – 9th April

Meet at the school at the usual time of 10.30am for a walk of witness around North Woodingdean followed by a short service back in the school hall.

Good Friday – 14th April

Fellowship breakfast together at 9am followed by reflection and communion.

Easter Sunday – 16th April

9.30-9.50am – reflections and prayer in Old Parish Lane at the ‘turning circle’ by school gates –  followed by an all-age creative worship and communion service at 10.30am.

Verse of the week

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.

Psalm 19 v 1-2 

The verse of the week is inspired by the teaching the previous Sunday.  If you would like to listen to a recording of the message then head to

Thursday Fellowship

Thursday Fellowship 2015

Thursday Fellowship meets in the Parish Room of the Holy Cross Church at 2.15pm. We would love you to join us for fellowship, friendship and fun! For further information head to the following link –

Thursday Fellowship

Our theme for the year is- “Be still and know that I am God.”

Pastor, Malcolm Haines kicked off our spring session on Thursday the 2nd March with the story of Lazarus.  It was good to be back together and we are looking forward to our visiting speakers over the next few months:-

9th March – Sue Cunningham

16th March – Irene Green – with craft for sale in aid of Open Doors

23rd March – Reflections/suggestions – AGM @ 37 The Ridgway

30th March – Major Muriel Calder

6th April – tbc

13th April – Maundy Thursday Communion

If you would like to know more, give Faith a ring on 01273 304018.

Bible Study Group in preparation for Easter

Date:- March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th and April 4th

Time:- 7.30pm

Venue:- In the Parish Room of the Holy Cross Church, Woodingdean


York Course: Receiving Christ in five different ways

Session 1:      Receiving Christ: as children of God
Session 2:     Receiving Christ: in the stranger and the needy
Session 3:     Receiving Christ: in Holy Communion
Session 4:     Receiving Christ: through prayer and fellowship
Session 5:     ‘Christ in you, the hope of glory’ (Colossians 1.27)

All welcome.

It would be helpful if you are intending coming to let Malcolm know on 07505 118634 please.

We are planning a daytime group  for those who can’t make the main meeting – details from Malcolm.



Christianity Explored Course

Christianity Explored gives people time and space to think about the big questions of life and to explore the life of the man at the heart of the Christian faith. As we explore Mark’s Gospel, people find out who Jesus is, why he came and what it means to follow him.

We are thinking of running a new course at some stage over the next couple of months or so.  If you are interested, or know someone you could invite to a one-off evening to find our more, please speak to Gareth or contact us via the form below:-