The Church of the Holy Cross, Avening is a living, active and inclusive church which welcomes worshippers of every denomination to join in the Sunday Services.
Christians have worshipped in this Ancient Cotswold Church since its consecration in 1080, and also in the Saxon church that stood on this site before.
The Church of the Holy Cross is a beautiful and fascinating building with many Norman features and a remarkable stone vaulted ceiling in the chancel, and is thought to be the only church in the country ever to be commissioned by a Queen of England.
The Church is where the people of Avening have brought their children to be baptised and married and also to lay their dead to rest, for nearly a thousand years. It is the focus of village community life and stands open for parishioners and visitors alike, to glorify God through prayer and meditation.