St Hilda’s is a Forward in Faith Parish in the Diocese of Manchester and under the Pastoral Care of the Bishop of Beverley
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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.
In this month the Church asks us all to reflect on the “Precious Blood” of Jesus.
important part of our make-up is our blood; the red liquid that for every
moment of our life is flowing around our body through our veins and arteries.
Our blood is
essential to life and one of the greatest gifts we can give is to be prepared
to shed it to save and protect someone we love.
In the story
of the Passion, we read how Jesus was so terrified about what he was going to
face he actually sweated blood through his pores. Copious amounts of this
Precious Blood were shed for us as He was scourged, crowned with thorns, nailed
to the cross and then pierced by a spear.
times at every Mass, we commemorate this sacrifice, this shedding of blood for
our sake, as we receive this Precious Blood in the form of wine. Let us pray
that we will be able to do so again after 19th.
we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of Mary. We believe that Mary, the
young woman who gave birth to the Son of God, cared for Him as a child and a
young man, remained constantly near to him throughout his ministry, witnessed
at first hand his sufferings and death; that when she died was
given the unique privilege of being taken body and soul, straight to heaven.
We have so
many beautiful Feasts to celebrate yet because of restrictions we are unable to
do so in song. I long for the day when
we are able to join together in chorus to “Sing a Hymn to Mary”