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Church of England Diocese of Chelmsford Holy Cross, Hornchurch

Holy Cross Hornchurch


Our Priest in Charge is Rev Julian Patching - 07860119450

Regrettably, due to the coronavirus disease the church has had to be locked. Therefore, we have no services or any other activities taking place until further notice.

If you, or anyone else you know, need any help during this difficult time, please contact Julian on the number above. 

Julian is still producing a weekly notice sheet and sending out other regular communications. If you would like to be added to the mailing list please email him on [email protected]

We are committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, Victims/perpetrators of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults.

The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website.

Parish Safeguarding Officer: Valerie Tulloch, [email protected] 07720 431 294

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Rev Julian Patching

260 Hornchurch Road, Hornchurch

100th Anniversary of worship in south Hornchurch

13 Sep 2020, 10:30 a.m. for 1hr 30m

Park Lane

14th September is our parish Feast Day - Holy Cross Day or the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

The church of The Holy Cross originated in 1920 when a hut, formerly a chapel in the army camp at Grey Towers (a mansion, built in 1876, that was situated in Hornchurch Road and used as the New Zealand Convalescent Hospital during WW1 but eventually demolished to be replaced by housing) was re-erected at the corner of Malvern Road and Park Lane, to serve as a mission church from St Andrew's Church in Hornchurch, and social centre for north-west Hornchurch. A new parish was then formed in 1925 and it was in 1933 when our present church was built.

Today we have a special celebration to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 'Hut' (- the mission church). Among the many folk who will be joining us at 10.30am include Bishop Peter Hill and Archdeacon Chris Burke. Please do come along and join us. You will be very welcome.

Refreshments Common Worship Family Friendly Sunday School / Organised Children's Activities