Welcome to Holy Cross Church Uckfield
Welcome to our website of Holy Cross Church Uckfield which is part of the Uckfield Plurality with the Church of St Michael and All Angels at Little Horsted and the Church of St Margaret at Isfield. We also have the sheltered accommodation of St Saviour's on Framfield Road Uckfield. We are part of the Diocese of Chichester of the Church of England.
A Message from the Rector, Father John Wall
Welcome to Holy Cross Church Uckfield!
Holy Cross is a welcoming, active, and forward – looking church, wholeheartedly serving the community of our Town, providing solace, support, family & friendship.
In ordinary times, we offer a substantial children’s ministry through our fun & vibrant “Open Doors” Family Service, Messy Church, Junior Church, Children’s Choir & Holiday Club as well as offering fellowship, support and events for all ages.
The building might be closed, but the Holy Cross Church Community is very much open and positive!
Join in with us online and, in happier times, join us in person too.
The Work of Holy Cross Church
The work of Holy Cross Church continues through the Corona virus lockdown even though the physical building is closed. Video services are just one of the things being done to allow the community to share the support and worship of the church. If you feel you could contribute financially to the continuing work of Holy Cross Church please click on this link
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York announced that in order to keep human contact to a minimum, Church of England Sunday and Midweek Services are suspended. For more information visit Church of England
In the light of the Government’s guidance churches have been encouraged not to hold meetings unless they are absolutely necessary. The Holy Cross Church Annual Parochial Church Meeting has, as a result, been postponed until such times that guidance is received advising that Church Meetings can be resumed.
The Recovery Group's statement on 6th June 2020 addresses the Government’s announcement that places of worship can open up for supervised individual prayer from 15th June. Whilst some Government guidance has been revised, it is still vital that the necessary hygiene and social distancing precautions are kept in place in order to protect the NHS and save lives.
Limited Church Re-opening From 21-06-20 (See below for details)
Holy Cross Church will be open Sunday to Thursday between 11am and 12noon for private prayer starting Sunday 21st June. This will take place in the Cardale Chapel but unfortunately we can only allow 3 people at a time. Social distancing must be observed and a face covering must be worn. Entry will be through the main south door and exit will be out through the side door by the Cardale Chapel. Hand sanitisers will be available at the entrance and people must make use of these. Signage will be put up to reinforce these safety issues and most of the church will be roped off to make the prayer area only available. Father John Wall will be socially distanced during these prayer times by standing behind the rail on the dais. We hope you will bear with us as we try to minimise the risk during the COVID19 pandemic.
Thank you, John Pontefract, Churchwarden
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Charity Commission Information
Please note that we are registered with the Charity Commission and our Charity Number is 1137746.