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.

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

Here we are on the threshold of another New Year!  We stepped into the Church’s New Year with Advent and now for the Calendar Year 2020! 

Christ has been born, but in a stable in a remote corner of Palestine. On 6th January, the Feast of the Epiphany, we celebrate the revelation of this wondrous event to the world outside; represented by Three Wise Men from “country far”, who have been called, each one separately, to make the perilous journey together, following a star, to welcome and bring gifts to the Saviour of Mankind.

Like so much in the Bible the story is full of symbolism.  The Gold recognizes the kingship of Jesus, the Frankincense that he is the Son of God and the Myrrh as a message that he is going to have to suffer and die to redeem mankind.

There is a part of this story that has particular relevance to what is happening in so many countries today.  Joseph had been warned that as Herod was intending to kill all children under the age of two, he should take Mary and Jesus and  run away to Egypt; the Holy Family  was to become a refugee family.

How often is this happening today? Whole families are having to flee for their lives to escape death. Let us ask ourselves just how much we are doing to help these poor souls and let us pray that governments come to their senses and stop this senseless bloodshed!