St Hilda’s Church in Photographs

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

Good Friday 2022. We had a walk of witness from St Hilda’s Church to St Francis Church where we held “the last hour at the Cross” service

On Saturday, 2nd October 2021, the Cowcliffe Community Singers held a concert for Church funds followed by supper. The theme was “places” – it was an excellent concert and a good time was had by all

On Sunday 13/06/21, we held our service outside so we were able to sing!!

We were pleased to participate in the Cowcliffe Fixby Spring Bank holiday weekend Scarecrow Festival 2021

We had 3 scarecrows

The Good Shepherd made by Young Believers

Jonah and the Whale made by Rita

And Joseph (in his amazing technicolour dream coat) made by Andrea

We also had a drinks station which made £365 over the weekend and which is spilt 50% to Church 25% to The Kirkwood and 25% to the Forget Me Not Hospice

Please go to our St Hilda’s’ Church Flower Festival page to see the photographs of the weekend and Harvest Service in October 2019. Also see the Heritage Open Day page held in September 2021 and the St Hilda’s Church Christmas Tree festival page from December 2021

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