'Save me, O God for the waters have come' Psalm 69

Holy Cross – Campaign Roof Appeal

Appeal Patron: The Bishop of Crediton.

Campaign Target

£1.547 Million

Phase 1 Target

£600,000

Raised to Date

£168,100.00

About Holy Cross

Holy Cross Crediton is a Grade 1 listed building of the highest ‘exceptional’ cultural and historic significance for its history, its architecture, its fittings and its setting. It dates largely from the 13th and 15th centuries and is built on an enormous scale for a parish church. Since 1547 when the townspeople purchased Holy Cross from Henry V111 for the sum of £200 it has been owned by a Corporation of 12 Governors. The 12 Governors, nine of whom come from Crediton and 3 from Sandford have many responsibilities but their prime one is the upkeep and maintenance of the building and its contents. The Governors have an endowment income, that after paying the church insurance, provides a small sum to meet these responsibilities.
In May 1937 The Friends of Crediton Church were founded. Today, thanks to endowment funds accumulated since, the Friends are able on an annual basis to provide some financial assistances.

The 12 Governors are a registered charity, No. 1051555. Since the Millennium we have completed three major restoration projects, Organ (£114,000), bells (£153,000) and electrics and lighting (£142,500) in addition to many smaller projects to maintain this wonderful building, its contents and the surrounding churchyard.

Holy Cross is truly one of the great churches of South West England and you only have to look at comments in our visitors book to see what a ‘wow’ factor we have. Holy Cross is a four star church in England’s Thousand Best Churches written by Simon Jenkins and warrants two pages in the Devon volume of the Buildings of England series written by Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner.

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