Services & Prayers
Daily prayers are held in the church and there is a board for prayer requests to be left in the south choir aisle. The Sunday service times are listed on this website as are details for arranging baptisms and weddings. There are opportunities to meet for friendship, prayer and bible study in one of the church groups. Courses are run regularly at Holy Cross and are open to everyone. The Tuesday Drop-In, which runs from 10 – 11.30am at the Boniface Centre, provides a weekly opportunity to meet members of the church over coffee and biscuits and there is a programme of social activities which are open to all. The church choir and bell ringers are always keen to have new members. We hope you will find a warm welcome at Holy Cross Church!
The Church is held in trust by the Governors of Crediton for the people of the parish, but its life and worship are planned by the clergy and Parochial Church Council (PCC). The council is elected annually along with the three Churchwardens who help with the leadership and running of the church. The church is supported mainly through the voluntary giving of its members. Money for the fabric of the church comes from the assets of the Governors and through the efforts of the Fabric Fundraising Committee, and most especially through the annual Flower Festival and Christmas Tree Festival. The Friends of Crediton Church often help with projects related to church.
The Parish & Benefice
The Parish of Crediton is united with the adjacent parishes of Sandford and Shobrooke. There are eight churches and chapels within our benefice as well as a convent at Posbury and a cemetery chapel in Crediton. The Rector of the United Benefice, the Reverend Nigel Guthrie, was appointed in 2002. There is a priest at Sandford, Revd Paul Fillery. The benefice also offers a training placement for curates. A number of retired priests share in ministry to the benefice as well as one licensed Reader.
Exeter Diocese & Christians Together in Crediton
We are part of the wider Church of England in Exeter Diocese and work alongside other Christians in the town as part of Christians Together in Crediton (CTIC).