Stop Press! Holy Cross Church Uckfield not doing services in church till at least mid February 2021 due to new Government Restrictions and the mutation of the coronavirus
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Faculty for Proposed Space and Safety Improvements (Notice added 16-01-2021)
To ensure the continued safety of the congregation and users of the church, and to provide additional flexibility to accommodate special events, permission has been sought to make some minor modifications to the front pews and to add a few safety measures. To achieve Diocesan approval, a 28 day period of consultation is required. The formal Public Notice for this work can be seen at this link: "Public Notice”
A Christmas Message from the Rector, Father John Wall
At the end of this strange year, I want to send you warm good wishes for Christmas and for the coming year, from me and from our church communities.
Holy Cross may not be having Services in church at the moment, but Christmas is certainly not cancelled! We might not be able to celebrate as we’d like, and there are many hurting because they will not be with their families and friends at this time. Many maybe are spending Christmas alone. But everyone is part of our extended family online, and I hope you can join us on Facebook or YouTube for our Crib Service and Christmas Day Service (See details below).
For the Truth of the birth of Jesus, the coming of Love and Hope into our world is as real and urgent as at any time in our past.
Christmas thoughts and Prayers.
“Light Looked Down” by Laurence Housman
Light looked down and beheld Darkness.
“Thither will I go,” said Light.
Peace looked down and beheld War.
“Thither will I go,” said Peace.
Love looked down and beheld Hatred.
“Thither will I go,” said Love.
So came Light and shone.
So came Peace and gave rest.
So came Love and brought life.
And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.
Apologies for No Christmas Flowers in Church
Unfortunately we were unable to decorate the Church for Christmas with flowers however we did place the names of loved ones on the High Altar (please see the photographs below) and they were prayed for. If you are happy, we will keep the names and monies and display and use towards the Easter flowers or you can contact Paul, our Treasurer, at firstname.lastname@example.org for a refund.
Names of Loved Ones on the High Altar
Names of Loved Ones on the Forward Altar Above the Crib
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.
During the Pandemic, we have been posting & will continue to post Sunday Services on Facebook and Youtube (click on words to direct to the sites) and have been keeping pastoral care alive through some thirty phone groups. With the new lockdown, we have to, regrettably, close the church until the lockdown ends when we will review how we can progress.
Join in with us online until the lockdown is over.
Phone Times for Non-Urgent Calls
A Pretty Please Request from the Churchwardens: Please could more effort be made to respect the working hours of us all with regard to emails, texts and phone calls for non-urgent matters?
We have had an outbreak of contacts made after 11 pm at night – beyond any of our remits – whether we are working voluntarily or paid. Lynne’s office hours are printed above and appear on the back of the Grapevine and also in the Link magazine.
As much as we love you all – some respect needs to be in place, please.
If it is URGENT – a very different matter. Thank you. Dee and John P.
The Work of Holy Cross Church
The work of Holy Cross Church continues through the Corona virus lockdown even though the physical building is not open. Video services are just one of the things being done to allow the community to share the support and worship of the church.
Can You Help Holy Cross Church?
If you feel you could contribute financially to the continuing work of Holy Cross Church please click on this link
Note the PRAYER tab
This has currently got some lockdown prayers which Father John found from Fr James Lyons, Archdiocese of Wellington, New Zealand.
The Church is closed until Mid February 2021 depending on Government Guidelines during the pandemic
Regrettably, as we are unable to monitor the church during the latest government regulations, we cannot open for private prayer. Our prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
We hope the shutting of the church does not cause anyone any inconvenience but we have to follow the guidelines of the latest lockdown. Funerals can take place in line with government guidelines. Please check Government Guidelines
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Charity Commission Information
Please note that we are registered with the Charity Commission and our Charity Number is 1137746.