Welcome to St Hilda, Prestwich

St Hilda’s is a Forward in Faith Parish in the Diocese of Manchester and under the Pastoral Care of the Bishop of Beverley

We are open for Mass each Sunday.  Everyone is welcome  to join us at 11am.

Those wishing to attend any of the services should contact the PCC Secretary so that our numbers can remain within safe limits and we can remain Covid secure.  

Click on this link: sthildaprestwich@gmail.com

OUR MISSION STATEMENT: To love God through the Eucharist, Prayer and the Sacraments. To love and help each other through our shared beliefs, values and sense of community.

Welcome!

It is our hope that you will your visit to this website to be both an interesting and helpful and a means of discovering who we are and what happens at St Hilda, Prestwich.  We are a growing church that sits within the Anglo-Catholic tradition of the Church of England.  Our motto is ‘Faith and Fun’, one that expresses our dual focus of a church with its the heart in the local community.  The congregation is open and has a welcome second to none that encompasses all ages and backgrounds, and sets no expectations other than a willingness to embrace the love of God.

Once you have ‘surfed’ the website we hope that you might feel motivated to visit us and to worship Almighty God amongst a congregation who would love to meet you as an individual, or as a family and become part of the family of St Hilda.

We look forward to meeting you!

Fr R Croft

Mother of Christ, Mother of Christ

I toss on a stormy sea.

O lift thy child as a beacon light

To the port where I fain would be.

May, the loveliest month of the year, is dedicated to Mary, the Mother of our Saviour, and our Mother also. She is there, ready to  offer consolation and comfort to all of us, her children. This is terribly  important as we come out of the Pandemic with so many suffering the effects of personal illness and grieving the loss of loved ones.

As we set off into May we are still in Eastertide, continuing to rejoice in the wonderful news of the Resurrection. We are the “Easter People” and through our example in everything that we do or say we should be a witness to this glorious event.

 In this month are some of the major feasts in the church calendar.

The 16th is the Feast of the Ascension when Jesus ascended into Heaven,  and on 23rd we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit descended on the disciples, giving them the strength and wisdom to go forth to preach the Gospel. We close the month with the Feast of the Holy and Blessed Trinity on 30th.

I extend my best wishes to you all as we draw ever nearer to the blessed day when we will be able to worship together without restrictions; in the meantime, keep safe and keep well.

God Bless.