St Hilda Cowcliffe – Serving the Community

St Hilda’s Church, throughout its life, has added value to the lives of the people of Cowcliffe and beyond. Our aim is to try to live out a ‘Christ Like’ life in care and service in our local community – but also being mindful of the needs of people in other countries. We hope we are keeping the Christian presence in our community alive and enjoy welcoming new members who want to join our journey of discovery.

Luncheon Club


Our Luncheon Club started over 40 years ago and is a time of good food and good company.

A team of volunteers cook and serve the lunch, a 2 course, freshly cooked meal with tea/coffee for £3.50

The Luncheon Club enables elderly people who live alone in our community to eat a hot meal with company and make friends

Volunteer drivers are available if people cannot get the free Access bus. A man, who has enjoyed the lunch and company for many years said: ‘It is a pity it is only once a week.’ Yes, it is on Wednesdays – lunch will be served at 12.30pm. If you are above 65 or over, we will be pleased to welcome you to this very special ‘club’. Please call the organiser:

Dorothy Quinlan: 01484 427981

If you could help at Luncheon Club by driving, washing up, cooking – it would only be a once per month commitment – please contact Dorothy 01484 427981

We would like to say a big THANK YOU to One Community for their ongoing support to our Luncheon Club

Over the past few years they have given grants towards

  • A new cooker
  • Replacement of the kitchen windows & installation of an extract fan
  • Redecoration of the kitchen
  • Kitchen equipment & new crockery
  • Replacement of the dining room windows
  • Re wire of the Nave & kitchen

So now, thanks to One Community, we have a modern. clean & sparkling kitchen, a brighter dining room & up to date equipment

Coffee mornings

A Coffee Morning is held from 10.00am to 12.00 noon on the first Saturday of each month. Not only does this provide an opportunity for fellowship especially with our friends at Cowcliffe Methodist (who are regular supporters) but the coffee mornings also raise money for the Church. Not to be missed is the Christmas Coffee Morning (1st Saturday in December 10.00am to 12 noon)

Please note the next Coffee Morning will be held on Saturday 06/11/21.

Cowcliffe Community Singers

The singers are a group of people who simply enjoy singing. They rehearse every Thursday (12.00 noon to 1.00pm) in Church and learn new songs or sing old ones. they perform concerts in Church for church funds which is MUCH appreciated and also perform father afield. Christmas always sees the singers performing in the Shepherd’s Arms and the Cowcliffe Liberal Club

Please see the “St Hilda’s Church in photographs page” for photos of the concert the Singers gave on Saturday 02/10/21

August 2021 and the singers were at the Mumbai Spice restaurant not to sing but to enjoy a social together

New members are always welcome -no auditions are required – contact Dorothy Quinlan 01484 427981