About Holy Cross

Holy Cross is a traditional, but forward looking Anglican church community, drawn from, and serving, the people of Goodnestone and the surrounding area.

As a church family, we long to see people come to know God's love for themselves and to grow in their relationship with Him.

For 800 years our lovely church building has stood at the centre of our picturesque and historic village. The building has recently undergone substantial interior renovationto restore it to its former beauty. The organ has also been fully restored recently. Concerts take place from time to time. Details can be found on the Goodnestone Music website.

The church is open every day to visitors and is available to all as a special place of peace, tranquility and spiritual support.

Holy cross occupies a very special place in the heart of our village community. Services are very family friendly and visitors are assured of a very warm welcome.

Our Mission

... is to reach out to the surrounding community with the love of God...

... and to be a place of welcome and spiritual nurture to the church family and the wider community...

...where the love of Jesus is shown.


The Leadership Team


Priest with Responsibility: David Moulden
Reader: Paul Jarvis
Church Wardens: Eric Hawkins
Sue Kittle
Sacristan: Bridget Hawkins
Treasurer: Sue Palmer
Secretary to the PCC: Marilyn Jarvis
Parochial Church Council (PCC): Roddy Baker
Birgit Compton
Members: Bridget Hawkins
Francis Kinderman
Fiona Larkin
Laura Plumptre
Martin Usher

Many residents of the village and the surrounding area contribute hugely to the life and work of Holy Cross - from helping to keep the church and church-yard clean and tidy to helping with services and in so many other ways. The church owes a huge debt of thanks to them for their faithful service.