The Church of the Holy Cross

Progressive; active in efforts for social justice; traditional liturgy. Shreveport, LA
The Church of the Holy Cross
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The Church of the Holy Cross
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The Church of the Holy Cross

Who We Are

Holy Cross is a diverse urban parish, worshiping in a beautiful building that is over 100 years old! Our life together is grounded in worship of God, using the liturgy of the Book of Common Prayer and traditional Anglican music. Our calling is lived out in fellowship and care for one another and, most especially, in our commitment to serve in God's name the poorest of the poor in our Shreveport-Bossier City community.

About Us

Vibe
Traditional Liturgy, Downtown, Friendly, Progressive, Gay affirming, Inclusive, Historic, Neighborhood-focused, Multigenerational

Programs
Community Service, Social Justice, Choir, Nursery, Adult Education

Music
Traditional Hymns

Denomination
Episcopal

Networks

Size
Small

Language
English

Founded
1954

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
875 Cotton Street
Shreveport, LA 71101

Phone
318-222-3325

Website

Directions
Get directions on Google Maps

Our Services

What are services like?
Chapel, no music: Saturdays, 5:00 pm, Rite I Sunday, 8:00 am, Enriching Our Worship Wednesdays, 12:15 pm, Enriching Our Worship Church, with music: Sundays, 11:00 am, Rite II Undercroft, no music: Wednesdays, in blocks with intermittent recesses, 6:00 pm, Rite III, followed by dinner and video, reservations through church office, 222-3325, a donation requested to help with cost of dinner.

What is the community like?
Friendly, all ages but light in numbers on the children's end. We hope to increase our numbers of young families. Lots of traditions within the parish; committed to serving the needs of our neighborhood and the poorest of the poor of our community. Through the years Holy Cross has been in the forefront of ministry to people often forgotten: those with HIV AIDS; the elderly; the homeless. All people have always been welcomed here, even when they were not welcome in all churches. At present, our primary ministry is to the homeless people who populate the neighborhood. We own and operate a day shelter down the street. We are exploring the changing needs of the neighborhood and will be expanding our ministry.

What if I'm not a Christian?
We welcome you! We'd love to be in dialog and ministry with you. Please come visit us. We'll get to know one another and see where our relationship and God will lead us.

Leadership View all

Mary Richard

Mary Richard

A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Mary Richard received her theological education in the Anglican School of Theology, Dallas. She has served Holy Cross for 5 years and has been the Rector for 2 years. Mary and her husband, Herschel Richard, an attorney, have 3 grown children and 1 grandchild.

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