Church of England Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham Epperstone

Holy Cross, Epperstone

Welcome to the Church of the Holy Cross

For all enquiries, please contact the Church Warden, Wyn Needham.

For emergency pastoral support, please contact the Associate Priest for the parishes, Revd Lynn Raynor on [email protected] or call (0115) 953 5949.


6th Jan. 2021 -- Coronavirus update

We have now entered a third National Lockdown, which looks to last until at least mid-February, and quite possibly beyond.

The new Covid-19 variant is much more infectious, with one in three infected showing no symptoms, and its prevalence has risen considerably with 1 in 50 currently infected in the East Midlands, and is expected to rise more.

Although under the government rules for this lockdown, in-church in-person common worship is allowed, the church wardens and I believe, following a local risk assessment, that in the light of the new risks posed by the new Covid-19 variant it is unwise to do so.

This means that the worship and study groups offered across the benefice, at least until mid-February, will be online only.

For legal reasons this suspension of services requires a formal process and the approval of the bishop, which we are putting in place.

We are actively looking at adding other local online provision -- watch this space!


Sunday Worship and Private Prayer

Holy Cross may still be open for private prayer. See the 'Services' panel for more information.

Online worship will continue. More details can be found on the Benefice newsletter.

Please do not attend church if you have any symptoms of Covid-19.




Parish statement on Safeguarding

We are committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO), Annie Hill . More specific information can be found on our Safeguarding page.

The Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our safeguarding officers. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

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Wyn Needham (Church Warden)

Sunday Worship at Home: the National C of E service

Every Sunday at 9 a.m. for 50m
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At present we are unable to provide our online service each week. Instead, if you are unable to come to our church-in-person services, we invite you to join with either the national Church of England service, linked below, which is published on Sundays at 9am, though you can watch it at any time, or with our neighbour, St. Wilfrid's, Calverton, for their online service.

Recorded service Morning Worship/Prayer Music Hymns

Hugh Bonneville reads John Barton’s story of the Bible and of how the two faiths that hold it sacred have shaped it and been shaped by it.

11 Jan 2021, noon
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