National Cross Day

Wear your cross on National Cross Day
26th September!

Do you have a cross? Perhaps in your jewellery box or tucked away in a drawer?

Make sure you wear it on National Cross Day!

Why a National Cross Day?

There are millions of Christians in the United Kingdom. Where you work. On the train or bus. Where you volunteer. Where you socialise. But – do you know who they are?

For too long, grassroots Christians have been invisible. Yes, there are the people you see on Sunday mornings – but at other times?

National Cross Day enables you to find Christians everywhere!

What do I have to do?

  • Wear your cross on National Cross Day, 26th September (including at work if that’s allowed)
  • Round your neck. On a lapel. Pinned on your shirt. Anywhere other Christians can easily recognise you – and you can recognise them.
  • Then talk to them. Make new friends. Build new Christian networks!

That’s the idea. Very simple. You CAN do it!

What if I haven’t got a cross?

Get one!

  • Buy one at your local jewellery shop (and so help support a local business too!).
  • Many Christian bookshops also sell crosses you can wear (eg The Maranatha Community’s shop “Taste and See” tel – 0161 747 5672).
  • Buy one online, perhaps at a Christian gift shop or The Christian Gift Company
  • If you have the time and skills, you could make one of your own! – you could even make your own cross out of two (used!) matchsticks and some glue!

What else can I do?

National Cross Day is on 26th September so there are things you can do straightaway.

  • Tell your Christian friends about National Cross Day!
  • Get on social media and help make National Cross Day go viral!
  • Tell your vicar, minister or pastor. Ask them to talk about National Cross Day.
  • Tell every member of your home group or similar fellowship group – both now and the day before, so they don’t forget!

Help make National Cross Day a success. Remember this is a grassroots initiative: its success depends on you. You CAN make all the difference!


Christian organisations supporting National Cross Day include –

Maranatha Community

“The death of Jesus on the cross for the salvation of humanity is the centre point of history. As we see uncertainty, conflict, fear and despair grip many in the face of insurmountable challenges, what better time to reaffirm that the cross represents hope. As Christians throughout Britain wear the cross, on September 26th, may it be a visible reminder that God offers us healing, reconciliation and peace through the one Saviour, Jesus Christ.”
Linda Stalley
Co-Leader of the Maranatha Community

Lord Alton

“I remember when this idea was first put to me. I was struck by its simplicity, being something all Christians could easily do. I’m delighted to see National Cross Day happening. It has my full endorsement and support.”
David Alton
Independent Crossbench Life Peer

Voice for Justice

“What a brilliant idea! We welcome the call to Christians across the UK to make a stand for our faith. Christ died that we might have life, so wear your cross with pride – as affirmation of redemption, and as proclamation of the Lord’s sovereignty over our nation. Let us reclaim this nation for Christ!”
Lynda Rose
CEO Voice for Justice UK

About the cross

For Christians, the cross symbolises the amazing sacrifice Jesus Christ made when he was crucified on the first Good Friday. The Bible shows how sin – being disobedient to God, rebelling against Him – is so serious that it deserves the gravest punishment: death. But the cross reminds us that because God loves every person so much, he sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to live on earth some 2,000 years ago and to take that punishment Himself, in our place. Such is the grace of God! Because of the cross, people who repent for their sins – who deliberately decide to turn away from sin and lead a godly life – can be forgiven.

National Cross Day reminds us too of all Christians who are being persecuted and suffering simply for believing in the power of the cross. By taking part in National Cross Day, we can show our solidarity with them.

Contact the instigators

National Cross Day is organised by a small team of grassroots Christians. This website has been designed to give you all you need to know, but if you wish to contact us why not tell us what you are doing?