Events 2019

13th July A Makers’ Market

All the preparation paid off! A wonderful day.  Early Saturday morning the Croft was a hive of activity; tables were set out, Paul Denby set up his gazebo on the lawn to cover his bottle tombola stall and the catering team started cooking bacon to make butties for the expected starving hordes. Stall holders started to arrive and soon the Croft and its adjacent grassed area were buzzing.

Customers started appearing  as soon as we were open and a steady stream continued right through the day.  For many it was their first time in St Hilda’s and some even took the opportunity for a look round our beautiful Grade 2 Listed place of worship.

Over £600 was raised for church funds, but more importantly a good time was had by all.

A highly successful first venture which will definitely be repeated.

Some pictures of the day!

Alan Quinn with his home produced bird boxes

A hive of activity in the Croft

Paul and Ian on the bottle tombola

6th July Strawberry Tea

At last the weather acknowledged that we were actually in summer.  The glorious day was exactly what we needed to enjoy our annual Strawberry Tea.  A delicious spread of soup, followed by sandwiches, scones with jam and butter and rounded off with strawberries and cream!  All we needed was players in white chasing a ball backwards and forwards to bring the Wimbledon feeling to Whittaker Lane.

The food was scrumptious, the company (around 40 souls) was cheerful and we raised over £300 for church funds.

Thanks to one and all for the hard work and for coming to partake and making the efforts worthwhile..

22nd June

Midsummer’s Day (almost) and we held our annual Summer Fair – despite the not so summery weather! The Croft was packed as a very successful event resulted in a contribution of £1050 towards church funds

A lucky winner on the  Bottle Tombola!

Confirmations – Wednesday 29th May 

The Bishop of Beverley braved major traffic jams crossing the Pennines to come and confirm eight young people at St Hilda’s. Five candidates were from the home Parish and three from St Paul’s in Salford. Members of both communities packed the church to give their support on a wonderful occasion.

Some of the candidates are pictured with the Bishop along with the two Parish priests, Canon Wyatt and Fr Croft.


Beetle Drive – Saturday 27th April

Total concentration reigned in the Croft as 29 ‘players’ competed to attach body parts to beetles, the process controlled by the roll of a dice.

It was great fun and raised a total of £220 for church funds.

Many thanks to Julie, Sheila, Ken and Paul for all their hard work and to Jess for taking charge of the Raffle.


Soup & Pancake Evening  – April 12th

An event that was due to take place on Shrove Tuesday but had to postponed.  Phyllis, assisted by her daughter Andrea, served up a delicious menu of soup (three varieties) followed by pancakes and rounded off with assorted desserts. The total raised, including donations, at the moment, is £130 which is to support the Church Urban Fund.

Radcliffe Male Voice Choir – February 10th 

On Sunday afternoon we were treated to a performance by the Choir  of musical items ranging from songs from the shows to spirituals. The show was held together by a virtuoso performance as conductor and teller of hilarious corny jokes by Keith. A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. £253 was raised for church funds.


Prayer and Meditation Monday January 14th 7.30pm

This is a new venture for St Hilda’s.  It will be a quiet reflective evening based on Peregrini Prayer.  It is intended that this will take place once a month.