Welcome to Holy Cross


We are a welcoming parish of active, mature adults in rural Albemarle County. Some mornings, the sound of crowing roosters and bleating sheep accompany our choir. Many of our members live in Batesville, Crozet, Wintergreen, Afton, and Charlottesville. While some of us have attended Holy Cross for decades, many of us joined more recently. At Holy Cross, we are a community. We look forward to welcoming you.

Gathering During Covid-19


Holy Cross Church elected to proceed with extreme caution in respect for the health and safety of our members during this time. On August 16, we held our first re-gathering for worship-an outdoor service of Morning Prayer at 10am. We will continue this practice as long as the weather permits, at which point we will revert to a remote service, via ZOOM or YouTube streaming. As soon as our health district statistics indicate that we may safely regather indoors, we will do so. Updates may be found on our Facebook page (Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Batesville, VA) and this website.

Vision of Holy Cross

To bring all persons into a closer relationship with God; to make one's spiritual life a matter of very personal concern; to nurture Christian homes and values; to help the less advantaged; and to develop a Christian community and a larger sense of worldwide brotherhood in our corner of God's beautiful kingdom.