Welcome to the website of Crediton Parish Church, often known as the Church of the Holy Cross, a church with a history of at least 1100 years that seeks through its members to draw everyone into the love of Jesus Christ. We offer a range of different worship opportunities, we are open daily for visiting and private prayer, and – not least through the adjacent Boniface Centre – we seek to serve the whole of our local community. Over 100 years ago a former Archbishop of Canterbury described Church as ‘ the only society which exists for the benefit of those who are not its members’ and that is something we take to heart. We hope you will take time to investigate all Holy Cross has to offer and enjoy the site! Even better, do come along and introduce yourselves to any of the team here – clergy and lay members.
We are looking for an Assistant Organist to work closely with our Director of Music. Further details are on the advert: Assistant Organist Advert 2022
Online Weekly Services
We will continue to put the readings for the week on the website and plan to live-stream a service from the church at 9.30am every Sunday via our Facebook page.
About Crediton Parish Church
The parish of Crediton centres around the Church of the Holy Cross, a church with a history of at least 1100 years that seeks through its members to draw everyone into the love of Jesus Christ.
Holy Cross is the starting point for the St Boniface Pilgrim Way. Pilgrim packs are available in church and the link to the website is: St Boniface Way – Devon Pilgrim
Our regularly updated, website features much of the work of the Holy Cross. It is also intended to be a resource where you can find information about our Services & Events, the Clergy Team, and catch-up on the latest Rector’s News.
You can also research Courses & Learning, view Photographs from many areas of church life including our ever-popular Flower and Christmas Tree Festivals. You can find out about our choir and musical activities while ringing the changes with the bellringers and see Holy Cross work and life In Images. All this in addition to our comprehensive section on Crediton Parish Church’s building & history and the latest on our Holy Cross Appeals. Holy Cross takes its safeguarding responsibilities very seriously; view our Safeguarding page here.
The church is also now on Facebook. Please do “like” us and share your photographs of church services, people and events. Also do see our Church tour page.
Now you can help Crediton Parish Church through your online shopping. Find out about the Giving Machine and how you can help us!
We hope you will take time to investigate all the church has to offer and enjoy the site!
At this time the Parish Church would appreciate donations to support the work of the PCC.
1. Text Donations
We also have a Text Giving account via National Funding Scheme (Charity No. 1149800) operating as DONATE.
To donate £5 Text HOLYX001 to 70970
To donate £10 Text HOLYX001 to 70191
Texts will be charged at your standard network rate. For Terms and Conditions, see www.easydonate.org
2. Give a Little
We are now registered with Give a Little to enable online donations. Please click on the donate button below to give in this way.
Thank you for your support.
Though most of our services and activities have restarted, we continue to be very conscious that the pandemic is still very much around so your and others’ safety remains paramount. We are fortunate that our large building offers plenty of air and space for everyone to find somewhere they find comfortable.. You will find hand sanitisers available at the entrance to church, and masks are still recommended for the congregation unless medically exempt. The Church Council regularly reviews Covid procedures and will continue to do so as we approach the time of year when there are a number of events and services with large numbers involved.
Crediton Parish Church is protected by SmartWater, CCTV and alarmed motion and roof sensors.