The Croft

What’s on in the Croft in 2020?

13th      Lenten Supper
19th      Drop in
30th      PCC Meeting

4th        Beetle Drive
23rd      Drop in
26th      APCM

7th        The Croft being used for Local Elections
15th      Curry/Hotpot night
18th      PCC Meeting
28th      Drop in

13th      Margaret’s at home
18th      Drop in
27th      Summer Fair/Makers’ Market

12th      Buffet to celebrate the Licensing of Joe
16th      Drop in
18th      Strawberry Tea
27th      PCC meeting

20th      Drop in



4th        Alfie at the Keyboard
12th      Macmillan Coffee Morning
17th      Drop in
28th      PCC meeting

10th      Scone of Praise
15th      Drop in
23rd      Harvest Supper

15th      Buffet for St Hilda’s Feast Day
19th      Drop in
21st      Christmas Fair and Makers’ Market
28th      Quiz Night
30th      PCC meeting

12th      Carols for the Community
17th      Drop in


25th      PCC meeting

29th      PCC meeting

We were delighted to have been invited to host the Local Elections and the European Elections in May 2019.

Dedication and Formal Opening of the new Church Hall – the Croft

On Wednesday 20th September 2017 a congregation of 200 gathered in St Hilda’s for the ceremony of Dedication of our new Church Hall.

The congregation  were welcomed by Fr Croft.

The New Hall was blessed by the Bishop of Beverley and formally opened by the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, Mr Warren Smith.

Guests included Sir Norman and Lady Stoller, the Mayor of Bury and Consort, representatives from the University of Bolton and local Councillors.

The Hall is to be called ‘The Croft’ in recognition of the many years of dedicated service to the Parish by Father Ronald Croft from 1971 – 74 and from 1996 to the present.

It was a joyous occasion as members of the congregation were joined by the Whittaker Lane community, members of our Deanery clergy and priests from Forward in Faith to mark this momentous event.

The evening was rounded off with a sumptuous buffet where guests from the St Hilda’s of today were able to share stories and reminiscences with former members of our little community.

The photographs below show the Bishop of Beverley preaching and the Lord-Lieutenant addressing the congregation prior to him officially opening the building.