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The Society is an ecclesiastical body, led by a Council of Bishops. The purposes of the Society are:
–to promote and maintain catholic teaching and practice within the Church of England
–to provide episcopal oversight to which churches, institutions and individuals will freely submit themselves
–to guarantee a ministry in the historic apostolic succession in which they can have confidence
The parishes of The Society enjoy a relationship of full communion not only with the relevant bishop of The Society but also with all the other parishes of The Society.
Renewing the Church in the Historic Faith.
What we believe
We are committed to the catholic faith as the Church of England received it, and to proclaiming it afresh in this generation.
We uphold catholic order and the catholic doctrine of the Sacraments, and in particular the threefold ministry in historic succession, which the Church of England shares with the Church throughout the world and across the ages.
We long for the visible unity of Christ’s Church, and especially for communion between the Church of England and the rest of the Western Church
The Society of the Holy Cross - or SSC from the Latin Societas Sanctae Crucis - is a Congregation of priests in the Anglican Communion, who live and minister under a common Rule of Life.
There are currently over 1,000 members around the world in parishes, missions, chaplaincies, schools and other areas of pastoral ministry, committed to witnessing to the Cross of Christ by their lives and ministry.
The Society of the Holy Cross (SSC) was founded in London in 1855 by a small group of Anglo-Catholic priests led by Father Charles Lowder.
Our Church School which holds regular school masses and has close links with Christ Church with the Rector as chair of the governors.
Christ Church lies within the Diocese of Chichester and has the Bishop of Chichester as priest in charge of the diocese.
This is the national pilgrimage site for Christians in England.