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

From Sunday 6th December 2020 St Hilda’s will resume public worship on Sunday mornings at 11am

St Hilda’s will continue its practice of being open for private prayer on the following days until 5th December. 

Wednesday evenings 6-7pm & Saturday mornings 8.30-10am 

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.

We look forward to meeting you!

Fr R Croft

Fr Croft

As the year winds down through autumn into winter this is a month of fog, dark nights and bonfires. It is also however the month in which we commemorate the Saints and the Faithful Departed. Many people have been declared Saints by the church and have their own particular feast-day but on 1st November we remember all those other ordinary folk who have no particular claim to fame yet who have been safely welcomed into the bliss of heaven.

We usually celebrate All Souls Day on the 2nd but as it is not possible to open the church on two consecutive days, we will be reading a list of the names of all our dear departed immediately after the Mass on Sunday 1st.

On Sunday 8th, Remembrance Day, we shall come together to commemorate all those who have given their lives in so many conflicts; “sacrificing their today for our tomorrow”. We should also remember on this day all those in the NHS and Care Communities who have lost their lives in the fight against Covid 19. We will be holding a Requiem Mass at 10.55.

We are celebrating the feast-day of our Patroness, Saint Hilda at the Sunday Mass on 15th.

The church’s year is drawing to a close with the New Year starting on the 29th with the First Sunday of Advent

Keep safe and keep well.

God Bless.