Welcome to the Church of the Holy Cross
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.
August 2015 Curate's Corner
I don’t have lots of hobbies. I’m not big into football and I’ve never really supported a particular team. Most of the free time that I have I tend to spend with the family and close friends. But there is one activity that, given the time, I would love to do more of, and that’s gliding. I first went gliding when I was at College back in the early ‘90’s. It was great fun, but quite an expensive hobby when I was living off a Student Grant!
Since then I’ve been up a few times, but I’ve never been able to progress it beyond the initial introductory stages. For my birthday this year, my family bought me a voucher for a trial lesson at the East Sussex Gliding Club at Ringmer. What an amazing setting! The downs are beautiful enough from the ground, but wow what a difference when you see them from the air!
I was lucky enough to have a fine day for my trial lesson, but sadly not many thermals around to keep us up in the air for very long. As we took off, being towed behind a powered aircraft, so the sheer beauty of the Sussex countryside revealed itself below me. We climbed gently to about 2,500 feet, and as we did so, familiar landmarks such as Glyndebourne Opera House, Barcombe Reservoir, and Firle Beacon came into view. Within the space of a few minutes, I had moved from being able to appreciate the lovely view of a small part of the Downs from the airfield, to the stunning beauty of a large part of East Sussex from the air.
Nature Notes August 2015
The first person to discover the existence of dinosaurs was Dr Gideon Mantell who lived in Lewes, and befriended the Streatfeild family who owned The Rocks estate to the west of Uckfield, and whose family plaques are displayed in Holy Cross Church. The following is a description by Dr Mantell of what we now call Lake Wood.
'Near "the Rocks," the seat of ---- Streatfeild, Esquire, about half a mile west of Uckfield, a group of sandstone rocks occurs, under circumstances of considerable beauty and picturesque effect. The path that leads to this interesting spot lies to the right of the road, and by circuitous route, conducts the spectator to the centre of a wood, where a beautiful lake, nearly surrounded by rocks, suddenly opens to the view. The cliffs, overhanging the water, are from twenty to thirty feet high, and are surmounted by forest trees and underwood. In some places the rocks are nearly perpendicular; in others, they descend with a gentle slope to the waters edge, the declivity being covered by a luxuriant vegetation.
Sunday 27th September. Midday to 5.00pm in Holy Cross Church and the Belmont Centre.
£1.00 admission to the Belmont Centre to view the stands presented by local wedding service specialists.
The first fifty couples to pre-register will receive a complimentary engagement photograph.
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Oridnation of Priests 2015
On Tuesday 2nd June the bells of Holy Cross rang to celebrate the Oridination of The Curate Christian Mitchell.
Christian Mitchell (Fr. Mitch) was ordained in to the Priesthood by the Bishop of Lewes Richard Jackson together with Pauline Ingram (Nutley and Maresfield), Joy Collins (Westfield) and Mark Ashworth (Crowborough).
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