Monday 22nd March – Following the Prime Minister’s announcement the church is now closed until further notice
A very different kind of Mothering Sunday Celebration today at St Hilda’s. No Mass, no candles and no flowers for our mothers; no music and a small band of the faithful sitting quietly. But the atmosphere was beautiful, prayerful as the people who came to pray did so in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. There were only six people but one walked the Stations of the Cross, others used their Rosary or prayer books or sat quietly praying for the people from our parish, the children from our school and of course for those who are ill, particularly those who are suffering the effects of Coronavirus.
Please pray for those whose lives have ended through this dreadful disease and give thanks that our Lord is with them.
God bless you and keep you safe.
17th March 2020
All church services at St Hilda’s have been suspended until further notice.
23rd Feb The Christening of Sophie Martha McCaffrey
Around forty friends and family from both ends of the country came together at St Hilda’s to celebrate Sophie’s special day. It was obvious that Sophie was enjoying all the attention as the smiles never stopped! Is it a record, how often are there FOUR great-grandmothers at a Christening? The church was packed as Canon Denby and Father Croft conducted a beautiful service.
We then all adjourned to Bury Golf Club to “wet the baby’s head”.