TOUCH OF HISTORY

                            Holy Cross is an amazing church and an amazing story of 

                       faith. The parish began its life in worship on Mother's Day,

                       May 9, 1976, at Scenic Heights Elementary School. The

                       inspiration for this parish was born in 1974 in the hearts of

                       parishioners of St. Christopher's Church, itself the child of the

                       missionary endeavors of historic Christ Church downtown 

                       Pensacola.

Groundbreaking for construction of the present sanctuary occurred in August of 1978. The doors were opened for worship on Sunday, March 25, 1979.

Much of the construction of the interior was

crafted by parishioners: the Altar, the Altar

furniture, the central stained glass window,

the "Stations of the Cross" paintings on the

north wall, the platforms and rails for the

choir and altar; all come from labors of love

and energy of the membership of this place.

The first two wings of the education complex on our north side were added in a construction project of parishioners in 1989. Classrooms, bathrooms, a kitchen, and multipurpose room were constructed with an eye to a grander complex in our future by which a full parish hall complex would someday give this parish the space and capabilities of ministry to meet all the foreseeable needs of church and community outreach alike.  With these facilities in place, the community outreach of the parish continues to grow.

We have ministries and classes to fit every need and interest, and a quick glance at our weekly calendar will reveal programs and groups meeting from morning to night. Because we are nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood, we are also able to offer programs and fellowship opportunities that are unique for such a large place, such as family suppers on Wednesday, and Youth activities on evenings throughout the week.

In short, we are big and yet small, and we hope you will find something to feed your soul at Holy Cross.

7979 North Ninth Avenue

Pensacola, FL 32514

www.holycrosspensacola.org

Holy Cross Episcopal Church

(850) 477–8596

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