Holy Cross, Hoath

There is an all age act of worship every Sunday at 11.00am. Two services each month are Holy Communion. There is a variety of services to celebrate the major festivals of Christmas, Easter, Whitsun and Remembrance Sunday. Services starting at 11.00am offer refreshments from 10.30am.

The church is frequently used for weddings and baptisms and some funerals. The churchyard is closed for burials but is open for the internment of ashes in the Garden of Remembrance. The southwest window of the church is designated as a memorial window and is available for flowers, plants and messages of loved ones. The Book of Remembrance stands nearby.

The church takes its responsibility to the community and our world seriously and welcomes the opportunity to donate 10% of its annual income to charity. The Pilgrim’s Hospice in Canterbury, Demelza House (the children’s hospice in Sittingbourne), and Poverty and Hope (a Church of England charity) receive regular donations. In addition, financial support is given to Maxine Raabe, a friend of the church, to further her missionary work in Asia. In the last few years an appeal for the Mustard Seed Mission Charity ‘Love in a Box’, which provides Christmas gifts for orphaned and disadvantaged children in eastern Europe, has been well supported by the people of the village. In the past, we have helped to support the Kent People’s Project Health Centre in the Gambia and, more recently, the Canterbury Foodbank, Porchlight, Catching Lives, The Children’s Society and CHIPS – The Christian International Peace Service who are promoting peace in Brixton, London as well as Ghana and other parts of Africa.

Holy Cross is open daily and is available for the community. Each week, prayers for the sick and people in need are included in the service, and a prayer book inside the church is available for anyone to add their names. As a church, we are committed to serving the community and will always try and respond to any need of which we are aware.

For further information or assistance please contact Reverend Sue Martin on 01227 360948.