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Holy Cross Church News

This page contains all the latest news from Holy Cross Church, Morton


 Holy Cross is now open every day

from 10.00am to 5.00pm.

Please come and have a look round.

There will be a special area for private prayer by the soldiers’ altar.

The Sunday School is compiling an alphabet Prayer Booklet which will be placed by the soldiers’ altar for anyone to read.

Sue’s Sponsored Run

On July 19th, Sue West took part in the 10K Hardwick Run to raise money towards the new sound system in church. Although the basic system is in, there are still some more things that we need to add to complete the system – we can now go ahead and get them thanks to Sue.

Sue was joined on the run by Helen Cashin and Birtie. They all finished in admirable time and Birtie got a medal for coming in the first 50. Well done to all for running, especially up those gruelling hills on such a hot evening.

Garden Party

What a great time we had! The scorching weather carried on and the people came along.

Many thanks to all those who helped in any way and a big thanks to those who came along and spent their money!

Everyone really enjoyed themselves, particularly the children – playing the games, chasing around and helping drawing out the Prize Draw tickets.

Great stalls, great teas and great company!!

Thanks to Daniel we had the best of both worlds – a Garden Party AND a TV to watch England beat Sweden in the quarter finals of the World Cup!!


What a wonderful array of beautiful prizes, 94 in all, many thanks to everyone who donated them, I never fail to be amazed at the generosity of people. Thanks also to the ones who sold and bought the tickets, all prizes have been delivered to the winners. A big thank you to Lynn, Norma, Maureen and Sue for their help. It was lovely to have Norma’s brother Ted join us having travelled from Kent. A total of £440 was raised on the prize draw.


Holy Cross Sunday School visits Hardwick Park

What a great morning we had! The weather was perfect and the company was excellent!!

Our last Sunday School of the summer was on July 22nd so this was a final get together before the school holidays. Some of our children had already gone away for their holidays but, as there was no morning service, we invited everyone to come along and join us.

First we set up camp! Then we got the kettle on!

While we were doing this, the children and big George started building tents.

The craft table was a huge success.

After this hard work we had our picnic and drinks.

It was great to sit and relax, talk a lot and generally chill out. We then had birthday cakes for our twins followed by a nature walk round the lake.

We are so lucky to have such a magnificent spot so near to us.

Many thanks to all who helped in any way – food, drink, ideas, fetching and carrying and tidying up.

          Have a good holiday. See you in September !

Dates for your diary

On September 16th. to celebrate Holy Cross Day we will be holding a ‘Songs of Praise at 6.30pm.

The hymns have been chosen by a group of people who are celebrating special birthdays this year – they all end with an 0.

This year marks 100 years since the end of the Great War – 1914 – 1918.

At Holy Cross we will be remembering those who died and those whose lives were changed for ever.

On the weekend of October 27th – 28th we will be joined by a former member of HM Forces, Martin Kerry, who will be bringing along artefacts pertaining to WW1 and WW2. There will also be presentations during the weekend and we will finish with a short service in Church.

On Sunday, November 11th there will be our Remembrance Day service, starting in Church before crossing over to the War Memorial to continue the service.

Table Talk

We had our last Table Talk on July 22nd.

At this we discussed where we go from here.

What will replace Table Talk?

We all enjoyed it but felt it had run its course.

We will put it in the newsletter when a decision has been made.

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