Woodchurch, Holy Cross, Wirral

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We are a lively, friendly church, open to Christians of all traditions. The underlying churchmanship is modern catholic.

The medieval building (12C with 14C and 16C additions) was tastefully enlarged and reordered in the 1960s. You can find out more about the building on the related page (click on 'About the Church Building' on the right) and on the 'Features and Facilities' link (above).

Outside of the normal service times, the church is open for visitors from 11am to 12noon on Wednesdays, 9am to 11am on Fridays and from 9.30 to 11am on the first Saturday of the month.

For more information about the church and its organisations and activities, please click on the link to our NEW website which gives more details of our services and events in more detail.
We aim to serve the local community in many different ways. There are strong links with other local churches and with the church primary school .

                                                   A warm welcome awaits you at Holy Cross

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Canon Anne Davis
Woodchurch Rectory
Church Lane
Upton Wirral CH49 4LS
(0151) 677 5352

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Holy Communion
Said service, Common Worship Order One
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for 40 minutes
Common Worship
Healing within the Eucharist
Individual prayers for healing are offered at this service.
Every last Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Family Friendly creche Sunday School Coffee Common Worship
Altogether Praise Family Service
Usually 1st Sunday in the month "Altogether Praise". A time of worhsip, sharing and teaming together about the Christian faith. Especially designed to be appropriate for children but suitable for All Ages. Will last about 45 minutes.
Every first Sunday at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Coffee
Parish Communion
Common Worship Order One, with hymns
Every second third fourth and fifth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Family Friendly creche Sunday School Coffee Common Worship
Holy Baptism
This is a public service of admission to membership of the Christian Church. If you want to find out more about baptism, or want to arrange for your infant child to be baptised, please get in touch with the Rector.
Most Sundays (not 26 December 2010)
Sunday at 12:15 PM for ½ hour
Family Friendly


Holy Communion
A said, reflective service of Holy Communion wth bible readings and a short homily.
Every Tuesday at 7:15 PM for 40 minutes
Common Worship
Mothers' Union
The Woodchurch branch of the Mothers' Union, an international Christian charity that seeks to support families worldwide, meets monthly in the Parish Community Hall, following a service of Holy Communion in Church. At most meetings there is a guest speaker. For more information phone 0151 677 7644.
Every second Tuesday at 7:45 PM for 2 hours


Holy Communion
Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM for 40 minutes
Common Worship
Luncheon Club
Serves a cooked lunch for local residents aged over 60. Booking essential - phone 0151-677 4549, 0151 677 5352 or 01771 564996 . (Closes for the summer break)
Every Wednesday at 12:00 PM
Parish Enquiries
Enquiries and bookings for baptisms etc. in the Rectory. For wedding bookings please telephone office on 0151 677 5352 for separate appointment.
Every Wednesday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour


School Service
All welcome!
except school holidays
Every first Thursday at 9:15 AM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Coffee
Prayer Walk
We walk some of the roads in the parish and pray with our fellow Christians. This month's walk (March) starts from the Methodist Church, Pemberton Road. Check with the Parish Office (0151 677 5352) .
Every second Thursday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour


Holy Communion followed by Breakfast
Holy Communion during Lent
Every Friday at 7:00 AM for ½ hour
from Friday 27th February 2015 until Friday 27th March 2015
Ends Friday 6th March 2015.
Resumes Friday 20th March 2015
Stations of the Cross
A way of following Jesus in imagination and prayer on his last journey. We pause for a few minutes in front of each of the 14 stations which we have around the walls of the church for reflection and prayer. Only during Lent.
Every Friday at 6:15 PM for 40 minutes
from Friday 27th February 2015 until Friday 27th March 2015


Church Open to Visitors
Our church is open to visitors on the first Saturday of every month between 9.30am to 11am.
Every first Saturday at 9:30 AM
Family Friendly
Bereavement Support Group
A friendly group where bereaved people can talk and listen, in confidence, with others who have experienced a bereavement. Usually meets on the last Saturday of the month at 10.30 am. Phone one of our trained Pastoral Workers on 0151 653 3794 or 0151 648 4291
Every second Saturday at 10:30 AM
Saturday Praise
A short informal service for all ages, followed by refreshments in the Parish Community Hall.
Every second Saturday at 4:30 PM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Coffee
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Palm Sunday
The 10am service will begin in the Parish Hall and will include blessing of the palms
Sunday 29th March 2015 at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Coffee
Agape Meal followed by Night Prayer
Agape Service in Parish Community Hall followed by stripping of the alter and vigil until ... 11.45pm when we are joined by our friends from St Michael and All Angels for night prayer held in the oldest part of Holy Cross.
Thursday 2nd April 2015 at 7:30 PM for 210 minutes
Walk of Witness
Good Friday walk of witness between the 3 churches in Woodchurch starting at Holy Cross at 10am.
Friday 3rd April 2015 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Good Friday Children's Activity
Activities held in our Jubilee Room from 12 noon to 1.30pm. Booking is essential. See the link on the page for booking form. Telephone Parish Office on 677 5352 for more information.
Friday 3rd April 2015 at 12:00 PM for 1½ hours
Church Open for Silent Prayer
Friday 3rd April 2015 at 12:00 PM for 2 hours
Service for Good Friday
Friday 3rd April 2015 at 2:00 PM for 1 hour
Easter Eve Celebration
Starting at 7.30pmwith the lighting of new fire and proclamation of the Resurrection followed by party in the Rectory.
Saturday 4th April 2015 at 7:30 PM
Celebration of the Resurrection with Easter Egg Hunt afterwards
Service with Easter egg hunt for children in Rectory Garden.
Sunday 5th April 2015 at 10:00 AM
Sunday School Youth Group Bell Ringing Regular Choir Grade 2* Listed Building Urban Priority Area Supports Fairtrade goods Tower Stained glass Guidebooks / notes Organ Hall for hire Nurture Courses Back to Church Sunday Wheelchair Access / Ramp Wheelchair accessible toilets Accessible Car parking Hearing / Induction Loop Large Print Hymnbooks / Orders of Service Assistance Dogs Toilets Visitor Parking Available

Contact the Parish Office, tel: 0151 677 5352

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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 8045
Archdeaconry: CHESTER (591)
Deanery: BIRKENHEAD (59101)
Benefice: Woodchurch (09/285 J)
Parish Legal Name: Woodchurch (590016 9/16)
CofE Church Info: (609016 9/16)
Short URL: acny.uk/8045/
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Woodchurch, Holy Cross : Church Lane, Woodchurch, Wirral, Merseyside, CH49 7LS

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