Saint Hilda’s is the Church of England Parish Church of Crofton Park (north). As a diverse congregation we are reaching out to the future representing the world as it becomes a global community. In many we ways we are just a normal parish church welcoming people who want to discover and grow in God’s Love; We have people from all kinds of backgrounds and experinces of life: it’s safe to come to St Hilda’s whatever you vote, if you are married/ in a civil partnership or if you are single, whatever your sexulity, if you are old or young or in the middle, if you are an experienced Christian, or not sure what its all about but want to find out more. We don’t expect everyone to understand each other – that’s part of our journey of growth together – we just ask everyone to be more glad that others are worshipping and to stand alongside each other with humilty before God’s altar.
- We offer worship and ministry as a Church of England parish church
- We run ‘Crofton Park Community Link’ which hires rooms to enable local activities and services.
- We run ‘Impact’ a free magazine – our reponse to all in our parish regardless of faith or background.
- Learn more about us by clicking the other tabs at the top of the page. For other activities on our site for Adults and Children – see the ‘Local Activites’ tab.
Our Worship and Teaching is within the ‘Catholic Tradition’ (often called ‘high church’) , and we seek to preserve the liberal hearted intelligent attitude redolent of the national church at its best. There is a wealth of christian tradion and fellowship and potential on offer for those who want to worship serve and grow with us
- We try to meet people where they are, and we hope people can find at St Hilda’s a safe place to open up their souls without having to leave their brains outside the door. We invite people not only to worship, but as amark of growth to enjoy the challenge of participating in a Christian community attempting to offer service in its community. We attempt to play our part alongside others of good will in who live or serve our area.
- Worship is ceremonial and colourful: each ceremony has a deep significance and is an offering of worship to God – outward signs and ceremonies proclaim our beleif that Jesus is the Son of God who lived to set us free, and that through him God’s Holy Spirit empowers us to live to the highest we can. we Bring to worship all aspects of the creation over which God has made us the stewards and guardians on Earth
- We celebrate our beliefs in the offering of the Eucharist Sunday by Sunday where we lift Christ up as Our Lord and Saviour and know he is lifting us up and revealing his living and real presence in the gifts of the Altar .
- We are tradtional in style to reflect the beauty of eternal truths; We believe in the Mystery of God’s Grace in Christ, his Church and the Sacraments of Salvation; we attempt to express these within a modern perspective.
- No one need fear attending because of age, gender marital status, sexuality, race, or political persuasion, but we do ask every one to be happy to sit next to people who are different, and to be joyful in being together in church before all else.
- We believe the bible contains ‘ all that is necessary to salvation’ – we love scripture, and repect every word- however we dont believe everthing is rightly taken literally or applied thoughtlessly or prescriptively, we belive that reflection based on reason, human experience, and sceintific discovery, can change our understanding of parts of the bible- this is the work of the Spirit in God’s people
- We believe in the Tradition of the Church. God is seeking to guide us by unfolding the deep meaning of his Word in every age. Tradition dialogues with modern descoveries, science and Human expeience. It is our task to find how God is expressing his eternal truth in every age anew and as we experience our lives in conversation with worship and teaching and our own thougths and prayers.
St Hilda’s Mission is –
‘To be a Sign of God’s Presence in the Community’
by committing ourselves to
Worship God with awe and love, lifting up Christ in the Eucharist to place him at the heart of our lives.
Serve each other and the wider community by responding powerfully to the opportunities and challenges God is offering us.
Grow in relationship with God, so his Wisdom guides our lives and we learn to call others to the joy of worship and service in his church.