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Holy Cross Church Uckfield is open from Easter Sunday onwards
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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 phased return as per the UK Government, services will resume a 10am service from Easter Sunday but we must continue to be vigilant about keeping 2m apart, wearing masks, using hand gel, not mingling in doorways as we want you all to keep safe and not let down our guard during these times. There are limited spaces available due to 2m spacing inside the church so unfortunately when those spaces are filled, we regrettably can't allow entry to any more. For the Easter Sunday service we have been running a booking scheme as mentioned in the Grapevine and on Facebook and we are now unfortunately fully booked for that service.
We are still running online services in parallel with the re-opening.
Easter 2021 Flowers In Church
Nicely done Easter Flower arrangements
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 which goes to our "Just Giving" Account.
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 further notice during weekdays 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.