5 August 2020: The Porter’s Lodge shop is opening today subject to guidelines. Please FOLLOW THIS LINK Porters Lodge Gift Shop FOR GUIDELINES and opening times. Apologies that the Tearoom, The Church and the rest of the site remain closed to protect our elderly residents.

3 July 2020: Unfortunately, due to the pandemic and the risk to our elderly residents who live on site, the site is still closed. However, we hope to welcome visitors again in the coming months when it is safe to do so and will announce the opening date here.

As there is a community of elderly residents living at The Hospital of St Cross, in line with government advice the Trustees have taken the decision to close the site to paying visitors from Wednesday, 18 March 2020 until further notice. We will post updates on our website and on social media in the coming weeks and months.
Visitors to the Inner Quadrangle will be strictly for pre-arranged visits to the  Brothers or Staff only.  All visitors are asked to follow hygiene rules issued by the Government and you will be asked to complete a form at the Porter’s Lodge on arrival.  Normal access to the outer quad offices will be maintained.
Thank you for your help at this difficult time.

Nestling in the water meadows alongside the River Itchen and in the shadow of St Catherine’s Hill lies the ancient Hospital of St Cross. Renowned for the tranquility of its setting and the beauty of its architecture, the Hospital is one of England’s oldest continuing almshouses.

PARKING – We have very limited parking at the Hospital of St Cross. If you are coming to visit, please consider using public transport https://hospitalofstcross.co.uk/contact-us/directions We are only a 20 minute walk or a 5 minute bus ride on the No1 Bluestar bus from the City centre. The bus stops conveniently at the end of our driveway. Our grassland parking areas are unfortunately not available between October and March.



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The Hospital wishes to recruit an additional Relief Warden to cover annual and other leave which could be needed between Monday and Sunday and occasionally includes bank holidays. Please see our website for further details: https://bit.ly/3kdmifw