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.
2015 APCMeeting - The Rector's Address
Canon Martin Onions charge to the Annual Parochial Church Meeting 17th April 2015
Luke 5. 1-11 was read
Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.’
Have you got a vocation? I ask, because there seems to be a widespread assumption that a 'vocation' is what clergy have, or monks or nuns - or perhaps, at a push, Readers and maybe even ministers of communion.
Sometimes we hear people talking about 'praying for vocations' and sometimes even 'preaching about vocations', when what they mean is trying to do something about the perceived need for more clergy or those called to the religious life. (Don't get me wrong we should be doing this too and we are looking forward to Tuesday 2nd May when Fr. Mitch will be ordained to the priesthood and Saturday 19th September when Sheila will be licensed as a Reader.) But, the truth is that each one of us is called by God; therefore each one of us has a vocation.
|Easter Bonnets at Holy Cross Church Uckfield
At Holy Cross Uckfield the Easter celebrations culminated in the transformation of the cross with flowers brought by members of the congregation, alongside this many wore Easter bonnets and eggs were given to all the children.
The Rector, Canon Martin Onions said that “it had been an amazing few days as the church journeyed with Jesus in the last few days of his life, this had been marked with various acts of worship which finished with great Alleluias if Easter Day as we celebrated Jesus resurrection”.
April in the Year of Our Lord Jesus Christ 2015
IS CHRISTIANITY MADE UP?
As Christians we declare that in one very special person, who was more than human, the forces of death met their match. We believe that Jesus, the Son of God won for all people the ultimate victory. Jesus would rise from the jaws of death. So let us look at the evidence and see whether, according to the evidence, it did all happen, that in this one solitary case, a man rose from the dead.
There are a number of points we need to reflect on as we think about the events of the first Easter.
Firstly. Was Jesus dead?
Nature Notes - April 2015
March has brought longer days, sunshine and some welcome flowers such as crocuses and daffodils. There are also some subtler ones like speedwell (Veronica spp.), little blue flowers in the grasslands. The reason these flowers are out is so that they can get pollinated by the first insects which are usually bumble bees and hover flies, and maybe a few butterflies such as peacock and tortoieshell. You will probably be reading this in April; I must bear that in mind. By mid-April the first migrants will have arrived and many more insects will be available for them to eat as all our inland summer migrants are insectivorous. As soon as the temperature is often more than 10 degrees Celsius there will be an explosion of insects. There has already been an explosion of frog spawn in my pond, and I will be watching it develop with interest.