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.
June in the Year of our Lord Jesus Christ 2013
PASTORAL LETTER JUNE 2013
Writing this right at the end of the Easter Season, our overriding theme during the Eastertide services has been 'New Life'. Well, we will certainly experience some new life on June 17th when Canon Martin Onions is Instituted and Inducted as our new Rector.
In the last book of the Bible - the Revelation to St John - in his vision of the future St.John hears the voice of God saying, "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. Behold, I make all things new."
From the new Rector
From the Rector designate
The first commandment is to ‘Love the Lord your God and to Worship Him alone’! I am sure that we all, who seek to follow Jesus, almost take this for granted, but what is worship? Of course there is what takes place in church, day by day and week by week. So maybe I should firstly say a few words about our worship together.
The coming together of the Christian community to worship is a fundamental principle of following Jesus. We know from the scriptures that Jesus’ followers carried on going to the synagogues and meeting together to share the scriptures and to break bread together. I wonder if sometimes because this is a commandment we don’t treat it with the joy and expectation we should. To worship God should be a joyful thing to do and we should expect that God will speak to us.
Nature Notes June 2013
Having experienced a beautifully mild day in February (see March Nature Notes), we have now experienced an Arctic blast in March (11th). The closest I have experienced to the conditions on that day was 2 years ago on the island of Spizbergen in the Arctic. However, it did not last long, and by Wednesday most of the snow had gone. I was however, privileged to see a Barn Owl hunting by day on Wednesday, near to the road on the A26 between Uckfield and Lewes. With the ground frozen by night, there is little chance of catching rodents which forces the owls to take to daytime hunting. This is because the rodents themselves are forced to do the same.
Holy Cross Bells
All the bells were purchased from the Whitechapel foundry of William Mears and bear the company’s name, the date 1779, and inscriptions.