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

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.

From the week beginning Sunday 9th January mid-week services will take place on Tuesdays (9.40am and will include anointing) and Saturday at 9.am.  This will be reviewed at the end of January.


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

“As with gladness men of old, did the guiding star behold”

On Sunday 2nd January we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany; the arrival of the three Wise Men, coming to greet and worship the Christ Child, God made Man. This story, as related by St Matthew has an important message.  The visitors were foreigners; we are being told clearly that Jesus had come into the world to save all mankind.

Each of the gifts has its own particular significance; Gold symbolizes Kingship, Frankincense is used as part of an Act of Worship and Myrrh, used in the embalming process, is an advance warning of the trial and crucifixion that are to come thirty-three years later.

We stand at the threshold of a New Year; let us pray that the peace and joy brought to us through our celebration of the momentous event that occurred two thousand years ago in a little village in Palestine  will have given us the strength to endure whatever trials lie ahead in 2022.

 I send to you all my blessings for a healthy and happy New Year.

God Bless