Events 2021

Due to the heightened level of the Omicron virus all social events have been suspended until the PCC meeting on 31st January 2022.

Carols in the Community Saturday 18th December

Around 55 carollers from the church community along with neighbours responded to the the call to “Oh come all ye faithful!” on the green outside St Hilda’s. As an antidote to the gloomy Covid news spirits were lifted as we sang all the traditional favourites celebrating the birth of the Saviour.

A collection was taken to make a donation to Macmillan Cancer Care.

Parish Christmas Lunch – Sunday 5th December

St Hilda’s friendly, community spirit was in evidence as we sat down to our annual Christmas lunch at the Red Hall Restaurant in Ramsbottom. Thirty-one adults and two children enjoyed what was agreed unanimously to be a wonderful occasion. The food, service and accommodation were all outstanding.

Our annual Grand Draw, with winners being drawn after the meal raised £387.

Father Croft in good form.

Christmas Fair – Saturday 4th December

The Christmas Elves had worked overtime to prepare our wonderful Christmas Fair. The Croft Hall sparkled and was filled with the Spirit of Christmas as visitors came in numbers, buying gifts and cakes and chancing their luck on Tombola. Christmas fare was provided in the form of turkey butties and hot dogs. A wonderful sum of £1100 was raised for church funds.

Quiz Night – Friday 26th November

We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to Gary and John who prepared and ran yet another wonderful Quiz Night. A good time was had by all in a warm and competitive yet friendly atmosphere. It is such a relief to be returning towards normality in our social calendar. The event raised a grand total of £271!

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Saturday 6th November

A wonderful occasion. £275 raised for this so important cause. This fantastic total is likely to increase over the weekend.

Many thanks to all those who baked such a variety of tasty cakes and to those who helped on the day.


On Wednesday 20th October the Bishop of Beverley confirmed 5 people: Helen Janjua, Lynda Jackson, Maisie Barnes, Noah Barnes (all from St Hilda’s) and Ruby Airey (from St Matthew, Little Lever). It was a truly wonderful night and we were pleased to welcome Fr Ian Anthony who presented Ruby Airey to the bishop.

Helen Janjua and Lynda Jackson
Maisie and Noah Barnes
Ruby Airey
Fr. Croft and Fr Ian Anthony watching as the Candidates cut their Confirmation cake.

Harvest 2021

Members of the congregation and pupils from the school were incredibly generous in the genuine spirit of Harvest in their donations for those in need. The donations were blessed by Father Croft at the Sunday Mass and then taken to the Porch Box centre for distribution.

St Hilda’s set out for (socially distanced) Sunday Mass

First event post Covid

MAKERS’ MARKET – Saturday 31st July

The market will run from 10am until 3pm.  We are pleased to welcome “crafters” from our local community, eager to show you how they have kept themselves busy in our Lockdowns.  Come and have a good browse around and treat yourself or a loved one to something a little bit different.  We will also have a scrumptious cake stall and a take away café, where you can buy a bacon butty, toasted sandwiches and other delicious snacks, not forgetting a 99 cornet.