Church of the Holy Cross
Telephone: 01483 767537.
Holy Mass is celebrated at 11:30 hrs every Sunday. (note the new time).
Directions and Maps
Junctions 10 and 11 of the M25 are four miles away and junction 3 of the M3 6 miles away. Woking station is 20 minutes walk from the church along Oriental or Maybury Road.
The pedestrian entrance to the church is in Sandy Lane, which is not suitable for cars at the Maybury Inn end. Sandy Lane is narrow with most of the street occupied by residents' cars.
This beautiful church - now regarded as the Society's main church for South London - was one of the last to be designed by the distinguished Victorian architect, John Loughborough Pearson. It originally served as the chapel of the Anglican Convent of Saint Peter.
Inside the church, a long nave meets an oak screen with a calvary, behind which are canopied choir stalls, also of oak. The sanctuary, in the East-end apse, has an inlaid marble floor. A carved alabaster altar is placed under a matching baldacchino.
The crypt chapel is decorated in the Byzantine style with luminous mosaics supported by columns of Connemara marble.
The first Mass celebrated by the Society's priests was on the feast of the Invention of the Holy Cross, 3rd May 1996, with regular Masses beginning on 2nd June of that year. The building was blessed by Bishop Bernard Fellay on Sunday 4th August 1996, shortly after His Lordship became the Society's Superior General.