Welcome to the Church of the Holy Cross
Easter Sunday 2014
Easter Sunday 2014
Members of the Congregation had been invited to bring a hard stemmed flower to the 9.30 am Parish Eucharist Service and during that Service the Cross of Dereliction was decorated with flowers and transformed into the Cross of the Resurrection.
After the Service there was a gathering of ladies with their ‘Easter bonnets’.
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Welcome to our website for Holy Cross Church with St Saviours in Uckfield together with St Michael’s at Little Horsted and St Margaret’s at Isfield.
Our Churches were formally linked in the 1970’s and work together in faith and fellowship. Having visited our site we hope that you will be encouraged and inspired by what you see here and that you too will want to be part of the Mission of Christ’s Church.
April in the Year of our Lord Jesus Christ 2014
The April Pastoral Letter from the Rector and Bishop Martin’s Lent Letter
We’re on the Road to Glory!
Like many of you, in the last twelve months I have said ‘farewell’ to several close friends who were far from old by today’s life expectancy; and like most priests I have buried or cremated the old and the very young; I have taken funerals of the rich and the poor, of those who were obviously much loved, and of those for whom there were few, if any, tears shed.
Over each one of them the same words are said:
“Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust”;
bodies that were filled with breath, perhaps only a few days before the funeral, feet that had been dancing, lips which had been smiling, do so no more, and the funeral service gently reminds us that:
“We brought nothing into the world, and we take nothing out.”
Little Horsted Appeal
Appeal on behalf of St.Michael and All Angels, Little Horsted
There is good reason to believe that a Church has stood at Little Horsted since Saxon times, when the Saxon invaders established a “Horstede”, or station for horses, in this locality.
The oldest part of the Church is 12th century; the Tower was built in the 15th century and extensively repaired during Victorian times. However, restoration is now required to preserve this Grade II listed Church.
£75,000.00 is targeted to upgrade the Heating, Electrics, Water Supply and Pathways, and the Appeal was launched on Mothering Sunday 30th March, 2014, with “The Great Teddy Bear Parachute Challenge” from the Church Tower.
To download an information pamphlet about the Appeal please click here.
To view photographs of the Event click here.
Nature Notes April 2014
What a contrast with last winter! In 2012/13 we had snow, ice and cold winds. In 2013/14 we had rain, rain and more rain accompanied by strong mild SW winds and hardly any frosts. Now we are getting temperatures of 180C and more, when last year the temperature did not rise above 60C until well into April.