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.
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.
Our heart is the source of the blood that is pumped around our body to keep us alive but we also see it in another way as the source of love for one another. How often do we read the phrase “I love you with all my heart”? There is heartache when we are separated from someone we love and so many are broken hearted when they lose someone dear to them. However, how much more than the love between couples and in families on earth is the love of Jesus for all mankind! We have in church the beautiful statue of the Sacred Heart with His arms spread wide to welcome us all.
June we celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi (the Body of Christ). We are so
lucky to have the Blessed Sacrament reserved in St Hilda’s – this has been the
case since 1929. The light permanently over the Sanctuary reminds us of this. We
have the privilege, when not constrained by the lockdown, to be able to take
the Blessed Sacrament to those unable to come into church.
To those of
my generation we remember the 6th June as “D Day” when our soldiers
and their allies crossed the Channel at the start of the campaign in Europe
that led to the defeat of the Nazis.
celebrate in this month, on 22nd the feasts of Thomas More and John
Fisher who died for their beliefs under Henry 8th, on 24th
the baptism of John the Baptist and on 29th Ss Peter and Paul.
Let us hope
and pray that June lives up to its reputation and we get plenty of sunshine but
also that 21st brings us the news that we are all hoping for – the
freedom to return to normal life!