Following a wonderful Coronation Day, St Hilda’s welcomed 47 adults and 16 children to the Big Lunch held in the Croft.
It was a truly royal occasion with the Croft festooned in bunting and tables set for High Tea. The adults enjoyed variety of sandwiches, quiche, sausage rolls, pork pies with fruit pie and Coronation cake whilst the children (and some naughty adults!) tucked in to Chicken Nuggets, Pizza and chips followed by jelly and ice cream. Some had tea but all loved a glass of Prosecco to toast the King and Queen.
The children shared in games on the lawns.
The atmosphere was one of celebration and a wonderful opportunity for the family of St Hilda’s to be together.
A always, our thanks go to the Croft Committee whose work on the Friday and on the Sunday morning helped to make the day a joy for all.
Our Fair was held on Saturday 1st April from 10am – Noon. It was far from an All-Fools occasion with stalls that included Cakes, Bottle Tombola, Easter Mystery Parcels and Gifts, Knitted and Craft Stall, Easter Egg Tombola and, of course, the Café. Though the numbers were slightly down from other fairs given the school holidays began the previous day, the Croft was filled with people throughout the two hours.
This year we held an Easter Bonnet Parade, judged by Derek Hughes and Marion Lees. It was a difficult decision given the wonderful creations on show that day, but the winners were: Theo from the children and Margaret Finch from the adults. All the children won a prize.
Sales for the Fair continued until Tuesday at the Coffee morning but in total a magnificent £727 was raised for church funds.
Thanks to our Croft Committee for their hard work before and on the day, and for everyone who helped.
Diamond Wedding Anniversary
on the 28th March, David and Mavis Belton, who are regulars at the church events, came to the Coffee Morning to celebrate their Diamond Wedding Anniversary among friends in the Croft.
Our sincere congratulations to them both – their joy is evident in the photographs below.
The Lenten Supper
On St Patrick’s Day 17th March, we hosted our Annual Lenten Supper in The Croft and welcomed 67 people to a splendid evening of food and entertainment.
As always, we are grateful to Maryrose and Walter Thompson for their kindness in sponsoring the event and providing the Potato/Cheese Pie and Peas supper which everyone thought was marvellous as well as being delicious.
Before the food we played Bingo which was hilarious to say the least – never before has there been so many ‘false calls’, but the laughter simply did not cease and we just had fun.
The raffle was a great success and when everything had been added up, we made a huge profit of £700.50. A big thank you to everyone who came, and particularly to the ladies and gentlemen who staffed the very busy kitchen on the night.We are so sorry that no photographs were taken on the night but all of the staff were extremely busy. If anyone who attended took any photographs, we would be very grateful to borrow the images. If you have any please let Carole know at church or use the church email by clicking here mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
25th February wedding
Two members of our congregation, Abigail (Abi) Cheal and John Duckworth were married at St Hilda’s on a lovely day that was enjoyed by family and friends including many from the church.
As you can see they both looked very happy indeed and it was lovely to have people from far flung places including New Zealand. Their children Asher and Zachary enjoyed the service as did we all.
Both priests took part in the service as did John’s mother, Gill, who read the first lesson and Abi’s aunt, Gill who travelled thousands of miles to be there, read the second lesson. The wedding was followed by Nuptial Mass.
The photographs are self explanatory and capture the sheer joy of the day.
Our love and congratulations go to Abi and John.