A Church of England Community,

a 13th Century House of Prayer

During the COVID19 outbreak our services have been suspended, but you can continue to worship with us live on the Holy Cross Facebook page at 10.30am every Sunday.


We are now opening for individual prayer on Wednesday afternoons between 2 and 3.30pm for those who would value the opportunity to spend some time in prayer in our beautiful church. We are conforming to the guidance from the government and the national Church of England, including spatial distancing, operating a one-way system and requiring people to sanitise their hands as they enter the church. While all are welcome in our church, for your own safety as well as that of others, if you are experiencing any symptoms associated with COVID19 please stay at home and take care of yourself.


Although the government has announced that public worship can resume after July 4th, there are lots of things to consider and put into place before we will be ready to start meeting together. 

Please watch this space for updates!









Each Sunday 8am,

each Sunday 10am main service with young church.

Each Thursday at 10am.

First Sunday each month 4.30pm The Ark for young families.

Second Sunday each month 6pm Evensong.



Every Tuesday between 7pm and 9pm, drop in for a short or longer time;

Inspirational books, Icon and candles, Globe, 'hands-on' prayer station, sacred space for your own thoughts and prayers.

Self service hot and cold drinks.


Priest-in-Charge Revd Alison Stewart Smith

Weekly services Sundays and Thursdays are once a month led by lay people, Service of the Word. 


For The Friends of Holy Cross Ryton, click on THE FRIENDS



Holy Cross Church follows the Safeguarding Policy of the Diocese of Durham. Diocesan Safeguarding Officer:

Beth Miller 07968 034075  beth.miller@durham.anglican.org

Coming up -

Recently -

800 Origami Cranes are made and hanging in church in celebration of our 800th anniversary!

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