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 find visiting this website an interesting and helpful experience 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 and has a focus on the community. The congregation is open and has a welcome second to none that embraces all ages and backgrounds and sets no expectations other than a willingness to embrace the love of God.
Once you have traversed the website we hope that you might feel moved to visit us and to worship Almighty God amongst a congregation who would love to meet you as an individual, or as a whole family and become part of the family of St Hilda.
On the 17th of February, the first day of Lent, we set out on a journey together, a journey that we shall be following throughout this month of March until we arrive together on 4th April at the glorious feast of Easter.
This Lenten journey
of forty days is a time for reflection, as we travel we need to look at
ourselves to see clearly just what we need to do to keep to the right path and
not be tempted to go astray.
We are reminded how Jesus went through just such a period of forty days in the desert, undergoing temptations from the devil as he prepared himself for his three years of ministry.
When we set
out on a long journey, we are obliged to stop at intervals in order to take on
refreshment to keep us going. As we make our Lenten journey we should be doing the
same; here at St Hilda’s we have the opportunity for spiritual “refreshment
stops” with the weekly prayer sessions every Saturday in church and the
Stations of the Cross on Zoom each Sunday evening. Please take advantage of
these if you are able.
We are all
travelling this road together, let us extend a helping hand in whatever way we
can to those in need, those struggling to keep up or even straying from the right
path. We can do this through prayer or in deeds of charity, so that we will all
be able to arrive together at the end of
this forty day journey to celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord.