St Hilda’s Church in Photographs

On Good Friday 07/04/23, we had a walk of witness from St Hilda’s Church to St Francis Church where our Good Friday Service (The Last Hour o the Cross) was held

Our regular coffee morning (held on the 1st Saturday in the month) always raises monies for Church funds but we decided that the September 2022 coffee morning monies should assist Ukraine. We were delighted to raise £423.50 and this amount has gone to purchase medical supplies for Ukraine via Rotary International

On Friday 02/09/22 the Cowcliffe Community Singers gave a concert to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The singing was great especially the opportunity to “singalong” Monies raised went to Church Funds (£465)

On 20/08/22, Dorothy held a garden party at her home. Again we were blessed with good weather – everyone enjoyed the event and £305 was raised for Church funds

On Saturday, 09/07/22, Jennifer and Colin held a BBQ at their home. The sun shone, the food was fantastic and a great time was had by all. £169.59 was raised for church funds

On Saturday 11/06/22, the Cowcliffe Community Singers gave a concert with the theme of “flowers”. We enjoyed the singing, had supper and raised nearly £500 for Church funds. As you can see “A great time was had by all”

HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend

On Saturday 04/06/22, we held an extended Coffee Morning for the Jubilee which raised £263 for Church Funds and then on Sunday we celebrated Pentecost and gave thanks for our Queen Elizabeth II

We said “Farewell” to Janet before she returns home to Jamaica

Most visitors to St Hilda’s Church know that the Nave was in desperate need of redecoration. Thankfully the work was undertaken in February 2021 and you can see the progress here. The problem is not of damp but dust rising up to the ceiling and adhering to the spaces between the rafters. We used a special paint and now utilise a dehumidifier and hope that will prevent the problem returning.

There were also 2 large patches of re plastering required, and you can see it below as the plasterer finished and how it was drying out nicely ready for the decorator

The scaffolding was delivered on Sunday 31st January 2021

And erected on Monday 8th February

The Decorator started by washing the walls down and then did the first coat of paint – and what a difference that made!!

After 2 weeks, we are nearly completed – our decorator is Stuart Hoyle ( 07535 006006) – he is local to the area

Stuart finished his work on Monday 22/02/21. The scaffolding came down and was returned to Paul – a huge thanks to Paul who loaned us the scaffold tower at no cost saving us a lot of money

Then it was over to Ian & Joyce Wild to continue painting the dado – window frames etc.

Joyce started cleaning – washing the wooden floor – shampooing the carpets – dusting and generally getting ready for the Church to re open on Sunday 28th March 2021 – Palm Sunday

So, the next job was to return the furniture to the Nave

Joyce continued to clean and tidy up and Rita shampooed the chairs in the Nave

So…………We were ready to return to Church from Palm Sunday 28th March 2021