14th September is our parish Feast Day - Holy Cross Day or the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.
The church of The Holy Cross originated in 1920 when a hut, formerly a chapel in the army camp at Grey Towers (a mansion, built in 1876, that was situated in Hornchurch Road and used as the New Zealand Convalescent Hospital during WW1 but eventually demolished to be replaced by housing) was re-erected at the corner of Malvern Road and Park Lane, to serve as a mission church from St Andrew's Church in Hornchurch, and social centre for north-west Hornchurch. A new parish was then formed in 1925 and it was in 1933 when our present church was built.
We are now planning to hold a special celebration over the weekend 12th/13th September this year (2020) to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 'Hut' (- the mission church). Among the many folk who will be joining us for a special service on the Sunday morning include Bishop Peter Hill and Archdeacon Chris Burke. Please do put a note in your diary to also join us. You will be very welcome.