Church of the Holy Cross

Contact Numbers



Anthony Giles

0115 965 3727


Benefice Administrator

Tracey Akehurst

0115 965 2114

If you have a church query please contact Tracey on the number above or email:


Church Wardens

Wynn Needham (Ep) 966 5118

Wendy Preston (Ep)

Neil Allen 07976 844 261

Liell Francklin (Gon)  966 4593

Mike Newell (Ox)  965 3420

Helen Lees (Ox)  965 5167


Wednesday Coffee Drop in...

10am - 12noon First Wednesday of the month - St Swithun's Woodborough

10.45 - 12noon Third Wednesday of the month - St Peter and St Paul's Oxton

10.45am - 12noon Weekly - Holy Cross Epperstone


Please note there won't be any Coffee Drop-in at either Woodborough or Epperstone on New Year's Day

 Church services for December 2019 and Januery 2020


1st December

8am Holy Communion - Woodborough

11am Morning Prayer - Gonalston

6pm Advent Service - Epperstone


8th December

9.30am Holy Communion - Epperstone

10am Nativity @ The Ark - Woodborough

11am Nativity Service - Oxton


15th December

9.30am Holy Communion - Woodborough

6pm Lessons and Carols - Oxton


17th December

7pm Lessons and Carols - Epperstone


19th December

7pm Lessons and Carols - Woodborough


22nd December

11am Holy Communion - Oxton

4pm Lessons and Carols - Gonalston


Christmas Eve

3.30pm Crib Service - Woodborough

5.30pm Crib Service - Woodborough

11am Holy Communion - Oxton


Christmas Day

9.30am Holy Communion - Woodborough

9.30pm Family Communion - Epperstone

11am BCP Holy Communion - Gonalston


29th December

10.30am Rural Churches Together Holy Communion - Woodborough


5th January

8am Holy Communion - Woodborough

10am The Ark - Woodborough


12th January

9.30am Holy Communion - Woodborough

9.30am Holy Communion - Epperstone

11am Holy Communion - Oxton


19th December

9.30am Holy Communion - Woodborough

9.30am Holy Communion - Epperstone

11am BCP Holy Communion - Gonalston

4pm Prayer and Reflection - Oxton


22nd January

12.30 Mid Week Holy Communion - Woodborough


26th January

9.30 Morning Worship - Woodborough

9.30 All Age Worship - Epperstone

11am All Age Worship - Oxton


Church Flowers

15th-22nd December - Christmas Flowers

29th December and 5th January - Jane Curtis

12th and 19th January - Sue Kernahan

26th January and 2nd February - Davina Helps

9th and 16th February - Joan Hinchley

23rd February - Silk Flowers

26th February - Ash Wednesday


If anyone would like to help decorate the church for any of the church festivals, i.e.Harvest, Christmas, Easter or Epperstone Festival (once every two years) ...

... Please contact

Helen on 0115 966 3339


Nicky on 0115 966 3253


You don't have to be an expert flower arranger. We are all amateurs who just love flowers!

Thank you


Epperstone Parish Council would like village residents to complete a short online survey. The council is seeking opinions on proposed village gateway signage.

Please click on the link below to have your say.

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