The Church of the Holy Cross

Progressive; active in efforts for social justice; traditional liturgy.

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.

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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.

Our Services

Sunday: 08:00am and 11:00am
Wednesday: 12:15pm and 06:00pm
Saturday: 05:00pm

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875 Cotton Street
Shreveport, LA 71101

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

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

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Our Services

Sunday 08:00am: Holy Eucharist, Enriching Our Worship, in the Chapel with sermon, no music
Sunday 11:00am: Holy Eucahrist, Rite II, in the Church with sermon and music
Wednesday 12:15pm: Holy Eucharist, Enriching Our Worship, in the Chapel with homily
Wednesday 06:00pm: Holy Eucharist, Rite III, in the Undercroft with discussion of lesson, followed by supper and video and discussion. Offered in "blocks" at certain times of the year. Check with office, 318-222-3325, before coming to be sure we're meeting.
Saturday 05:00pm: Holy Eucharist, Rite I, in the Chapel with sermon, no music

Church Leader

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.