Holy Cross today is reaching out to the community energetically, working with other local churches. Communities are increasingly short of meeting space. The development of the Holy Cross crypt, completed in 2021, gives local groups a new place to meet.
Since 2019 Holy Cross has been closely involved with the Bloomsbury Festival – Cromer Street is within the Bloomsbury Conservation Area. As well as being a performance venue the church provides the Festival with an operational centre during the Festival month.
In 2019 the Bloomsbury Festival brought Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon installation to Holy Cross where it was seen by over three thousand people. Holy Cross and Cromer Street were the centrepiece for the 2021 Bloomsbury Festival opening event. For the past two years the Church has provided the Bloomsbury Festival with an operational centre during the Festival month. The crypt is currently being used by a charity providing English classes for asylum seekers. We want to talk to anyone with ideas about how we might better serve the people of King’s Cross. Use our enquiry form to get in touch with us.
The Church is also used for performances – by the Ora Singers, for example, who held the 2021 final of their composer competition, with a judging panel led by Gareth Malone.