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Change of dates for the Open Door Services November and December 2018

The November Open Door Service will be held on Sunday 4th to avoid clashing with the Remembrance Sunday Service

The December Open Door Service will be held on Sunday 16th to avoid clashing with the Festival of Christmas Trees and to coincide with Christingle.

2017 Harvest Festival

Finished To Perfection

Holy Cross Church celebrated the 2017 Harvest in a truly fantastic Great British Bake Off style. Mary, Paul, Mel and Sue were all represented as a Locally Sourced Produce Team competed against a Fairtrade Team in a Bake Off with a difference. At the final stage, did reduced carbon footprint from fewer miles travelled by the Locally Sourced Produce Team outperform the Fairtrade financial benefits received by small scale farmers in the Developing World? Nothing separated either team at the final tasting stage as their cakes had been “baked and finished to perfection” – not even a ‘soggy bottom’ could be detected. However, someone did finish with egg on his face, but certainly the “yoke” was not on him.
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Mel aka The Rector Preparation by the teams The Judging by Mary Sue and Mel - someone
has been cracking yokes
Baked to perfection
no soggy bottoms
All photographs by Ron Hill Photographics

2017 Easter Services

Sunday 9th April  Palm Sunday   
8.00am BCP Eucharist
9.45 am Walk with donkey 
10.00am Open Doors Service
6.30pm “Oliver to Calvary” – Holy Cross Choral Society
Mon  10th April
7.00pm Compline
Tues  11th April
7.00pm Healing Service 
Wed  12th April
7.00pm Agapé Meal
Thursday 13th April  Maundy  Thursday
7.30pm Institution of the Lord's Supper with washing of the feet and stripping of the church
Friday 14th April  Good Friday
2.00pm Devotional Hour
3.00pm Enactment of the Passion  & Communion
Saturday 15th April Holy Saturday
10.00am-12.00pm Messy Church – Easter.  In the Belmont Centre
 8.00pm Vigil, New Fire & Eucharist
Sunday 16th April  Easter Day  
8.00am B.C.P. Eucharist
9.30am Parish Eucharist of Easter 
6.30pm Evensong 

Bonfire Societies Carol Service 2016

Sussex Bonfire Societies The Rector The Rector & Curate as Laurel and Hardy

Holy Cross Church was overflowing with visitors when the Bonfire Societies held their annual Carol Service.  Uckfield Performance Ensemble together with Heathfield Silver Band played and accompanied many of the carols.  This was the first year that The Rector, Revd. John Wall, had led the service.  The Rector and the Curate, Revd. Mitch, reappeared part the way through the Service dressed as the comedy duo Laurel and Harvey, and much to the amusement of all those present.

Photographs by Ron Hill Photographic


     Christmas Services 2016
Holy Cross Church
Sunday, 4th December 4.30pm
‘Festival of Christmas Trees’ - Christmas Service
Saturday 10th December 7.00pm
“Carols by Candlelight” with Uckfield Concert Brass
Sunday, 11th December 10.am
“Open Doors” All Age & Christingle Service
Sunday 18th  December 6.30pm
Nine Lessons and Carols
Christmas Eve 4.30pm
Crib Service, The Story of The Sad Old Cow
Christmas Eve 11.30pm
.Midnight Mass with Carols
Christmas Day
Prayer Book Holy Communion 8.00am
Parish Eucharist and Carols 10.00am
 St Margaret’s Isfield
Sunday 18th December 6.00pm
Village Carol Service
Christmas Eve 11.30pm
Midnight Mass
Christmas  Day 10.00am
Family Christmas Service followed
by Holy Communion
  St Michael’s Little Horsted
Sunday 18th December 11.00am
Family Service
Christmas Eve 10.30pm
Midnight Mass
Christmas Day 10.00am
Family Christmas Eucharist
Sunday 15th January 2017 11.00am
Christingle Service