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.

The Rector Father John Wall

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.

Fr. John

Notice about Christmas Services

Christmas services in the Plurality:

We are looking towards broadcasting a recorded Nine Lessons and Carols from Holy Cross, also a Crib Service so people can join in at home. Details of how to access these will be in Grapevine/Website/Facebook nearer the time.

We hope to be able to hold services in church at Holy Cross during December but due to the unknown numbers of people wishing to attend, bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis for the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services. To book a place  please phone Lynne Ireland, our Parish Administrator,  on 07540 981951 on a Monday, Wednesday or Thursday between 9.15am and 12.15pm or via email (holycrossuckfield@gmail.com) saying which service you wish to attend (Midnight Mass at 11.30pm and/or Christmas Day Eucharist at 10am). Please note that phone messages left at the Parish Office may not be dealt with for a couple of days or so due to lockdown restrictions.

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 during the week for the duration of the latest lockdown

Regrettably, as we are unable to monitor the church during the latest lockdown, we cannot open for private prayer. Our prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Note that there is NO REGULAR SUNDAY SERVICE FOR THE DURATION OF THE LATEST LOCKDOWN 

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

For more coronavirus information visit Church of England

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Charity Commission Information

Please note that we are registered with the Charity Commission and our Charity Number is 1137746.