Father Croft’s Musings for the month of October

“In the days of thanksgiving one psalm let us offer, for the saints who before us have found their reward……

…… These stones that have echoed their praises are holy, and dear is the ground where their feet have once trod.” 

Here at St Hilda’s October is a very special month as on 23rd we celebrate the Anniversary of our Dedication.

On the 18th October 1904 the Bishop of Manchester consecrated St Hilda’s church and so in 2022 we shall be celebrating 118 years of God’s praise here in Prestwich. 

St Hilda’s has stood as a bastion of the Faith through all the years and we are continuing still to this day to provide a place where everyone is welcomed to our beautiful church through faith, worship and friendship.

A Dedication Festival reminds us of the debt that we owe to those who throughout the intervening years have helped to preserve this wonderful heritage and It is our duty and our privilege to continue this tradition.

St Hilda’s is a place where all the Sacraments are celebrated and is a Place of Welcome for anyone in the wider community. 

I hope on Sunday 23rd October to celebrate a High Mass with Father Paul Denby preaching and to give thanks and praise for the Blessings we have received in the past 118 years. 

May St Hilda’s continue to be a Beacon of Light and Praise for many more years to come and we pray that St Hilda of Whitby will continue to look after our community, our congregation, our Parish School and all who live and work in this Parish.

Every Blessing

Reverend Father Ronald Croft