The Hospital of St Cross and Almshouse of Noble Poverty is an historic site incorporating medieval almshouses, located south of Winchester and is one of the oldest charitable institutions in the UK.  The site is open to the public, who can visit its Grade 1 listed buildings, fine Norman church and beautiful gardens.  St Cross Church is the place of worship for the neighbouring Parish of St Faith and holds many weddings and christenings. The Hospital is a popular venue for wedding receptions and concerts, and the halls and grounds are hired out for events.

The charity also provides accommodation (Almshouses) for up to 25 male residents (‘Brothers’) who are over retirement age and preference is given to those in most need.  Brothers are required to live independently; nursing care is not provided in-house

We have the following vacancies:

Hundred Men’s Hall Volunteers 

Popular with visitors and local residents alike, is the Hundred Men’s Hall; a tea room which serves drinks and cake which is staffed by volunteers. The tea room is open between April and October from 10:00 to 12:30 and from 14:30 to 16:30.

The Hospital wishes to recruit additional volunteers to work in the Hundred Men’s Hall.  If you can spare two hours in the morning or afternoon and can commit to a regular weekly time, we would be very keen to hear from you.

We are looking for confident, well-presented and personable individuals, who are always polite, can stay calm when things get busy and retain a sense of humour.  A basic level of maths is essential.

Hours:  10:00 to 12:30 or 14:30 to 16:30 Monday to Saturday 14:30 to 16:30 Sunday
(We currently specifically need help for Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings)

Please contact Mrs Julie Winks, Deputy Clerk to the Trustees to give your contact details and an indication of time you can offer.
By post to: The Hospital of St Cross, St Cross Road, Winchester SO23 9SD
Tel 01962 878218 E-mail