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Notice of Bereavement
It is with great regret that the Church Wardens of the Church of the Holy Cross, Uckfield, St. Margaret’s, Isfield, St. Michael’s, Little Horsted and St. Saviour’s, Uckfield, regret to inform you that their beloved Rector, Canon Martin Onions, passed into God’s care this morning Friday 22nd May.
Please respect the family’s privacy at this time and keep them in your prayers and thoughts.
Candle Light Vigil
The candlelight vigil held around the Uckfield’s Beacon was attended by some 350 people from the plurality of Holy Cross Church to pay tribute to the sudden, and most unexpected, death of Reverend Canon Martin Onions who had died early on the morning of Friday 22nd May.
At 9.00 pm the Beacon was set alight marking the launching at Pentecost of the Diocese of Chichester’s ‘New Vision’ strategy for the future.
Prom Praise - Pentecost
‘How Great Thou Art’. What a fitting title had been chosen by Canon Martin Onions because this was an absolutely wonderful evening of Hymns accompanied by the Uckfield Concert Brass. The hymns for the evening were all carefully selected by Father Martin to both welcome, and celebrate, the Diocese of Chichester’s launch of it’s strategy of a ‘New Vision’.
The gregarious nature of Martin was reflected by virtue of the fact that this was truly an evening of fun, and entertainment, designed to celebrate Pentecost, and for many it was, in part, a helpful release from the horrors of Martins tragic and sudden death. Nick Morris’ conducting of Uckfield Concert Brass, and leading of the congregation, was superb, and the evening made even more special by the fact the organist, Anthony Roberts, had written a lament – that musically featured the name Martin – as a tribute to Father Martin.
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.