Rector of Greenford, Revd Graham Miller reflects on the re-opening of the Church for public worship from 12 July 2020.
Christian worship has been offered at Holy Cross Church for more than seven hundred years.
Today our worship of God is at the heart of our lively community, our commitment to education and our active engagement with life in the twenty-first century.
We are a Church of England parish in the Diocese of London and welcome members of all Christian churches to worship with us.
The pattern of public worship at this church has had to be changed in response to the Covid-19 epidemic. Public worship returns on Sunday 12 July when there will be two Sunday morning services, in the Old Church at 8am and 9.30am. Both services will be Said Masses as singing is not currently allowed, and communion will be given only as a wafer.
The number of people in the church for each service is limited to 30 to maintain social distancing, and you will be required to sit on the seats as they are laid out in the church. If you intend to come to either of the services, please arrive in plenty of time. If you come and the church already has 30 worshipers you will be asked to return home, or come to the later service.
We hope that you will understand the need for these continuing restrictions.
We will continue to record a Mass every week via Zoom and this will be available by 9.30am on Sunday morning. If you would like to be part of one of the Zoom services please contact us.
You can contact the church office by telephone office answerphone (020-3603 0856) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or the clergy (Fr. Graham 020-8575 5402, the Rev. Jacqueline Shalloe 07546 275304)
Our regular worship for the time being is
8am Said Mass in the Old Church
9.30am Said Mass in the Old Church
For Baptisms, please speak with our Rector, Fr Graham and our Baptism Administrator, after the 9.30am Sunday Mass. Baptisms take place on Sundays at the 9.30am Sung Mass in the New Chuch and at 12noon in the Old Church.
For Weddings, please speak with Fr Graham after the 9.30am Sunday Mass to arrange an appointment to discuss getting married. Please allow at least three months to plan your wedding.
Members of the congregation, those with a family connection, and those who live in the parish of Holy Cross Greenford Magna can be married here. To find out which is your parish, please visit http://achurchnearyou.com/parishmap.php
To arrange the calling of Banns and for pastoral matters, please contact Fr Graham on 020-8575 5402
For all other enquiries please leave a message on 020-3603 0856 and we will call you back.
We aim to create a loving community at Holy Cross which reflects the love that God shows to us. We respect all those who worship in the Church, and seek to ensure that the church is a place where all can feel welcome and safe. We take our responsibilities to safeguard children and adults who might be vulnerable and need our special care. To read our Safeguarding Policy and statement please follow this link to Safeguarding