Holy Cross Episcopal Church, located in Northeast Pensacola, Florida, is pleased to welcome you and invites you to visit. We are a family and scripturally-oriented church in the Episcopal Tradition.
Our Service Schedule
Holy Cross is a scripture driven church with a wide variety of ministries and activities.
Please come and worship with us.
Worship Services on Sundays:
We offer ONE Sunday Holy Communion Service at 10 AM.
Wednesday Communion Services at 10 AM in the Chapel.
1st Wednesday of every Month we have a Holy Communion Service with Guitar Praise Music at 6:30 PM in the chapel.
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Monday - Thursday)
Lunch 12:30 - 1:30
9:00 AM, Noon - Friday
Please don't hesitate to call the church office at (850) 477-8596
if you need more information.
Fr. Jeff Jencks, Our Rector and the Rector's Annual Report
FatherJeff Jencks is the fourth rector of Holy Cross Episcopal Church since its founding in 1976. His previous parish was St John’s Episcopal Church in Cumberland Rhode Island. He served at St Johns for twenty two years including a three year period where he was Priest-in-Charge. During his tenure at St. John's he evangelized a one hundred fifty year old Church for two decades in spiritual renewal and growth. Many outstanding achievements were the products of active lay involvement including rehabilitation of Church buildings that had been left for years of decay and neglect.
While serving at St John’s, Fr. Jeff was heavily involved in the community. He worked with the Rhode Island Army National Guard and the Family Court to develop a program for troubled teenagers who had broken the law. Many of the teenagers who successfully completed Operation Guardian were spared time in the Youth Correctional Center. In the year 2000, Operation Guardian came in second place nationwide in the Minute Man Mike award. Because of this achievement Fr. Jeff received both the Rhode Island commendation and the Rhode Island Star medal.
Ministries & Programs
Holy Cross utilizes Rite II primarily, with Rite I sometimes celebrated in penitential seasons and when requested for funerals, and other special occasions. Worship at Holy Cross is balanced to meet the needs of all parishioners. We also experience journeys into The Book of Occasional Services with house blessings and anniversary of a marriage. Stations of the Cross are traveled during Holy Week. Foot washing has been practiced on Maundy Thursday.
Music at Holy Cross includes everything from children’s music to hand bells, adult choir, organ music, and a contemporary band.
Godly Play for Children
Holy Cross offers a Godly Play experience for our elementary aged children. The experience begins every Sunday at 9:00. Children meet outside of classroom #2 and begin to get ready to enter the Godly play room. They are asked to quiet themselves until they are ready to enter. The Godly Play time includes a Bible story and activity centers where children have a quiet time to play. Children stay in Godly Play and are brought into the main church to their parents right before Holy Communion. Godly Play is offered during the school year and is not offered during the summer June, July and August.
Directions to Holy Cross Episcopal Church
From Downtown Pensacola and Points South:
Take Ninth Avenue north from downtown to the Church. The Church will be on your left.Alternatively, take Scenic Highway to Olive Road, turn left onto Olive, and then left onto Ninth Avenue. The church is on the right about 300 yards south of Olive.