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Welcome to the Parish of Hoylake's News Blog.

We are a warm and welcoming church that is looking to grow.

For more information about us, please visit our website: www.sthildeburgh.org

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Tree Festival - Thanks and well done!!

Many thanks to all those who put up trees and attended our Christmas Tree Festival this year!

Many congratulations to HOLY TRINITY SCHOOL  for topping the poll for the best tree!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Grand Auction - Proceeds

Many thanks to all those who supported our 'Grand Auction' we are very pleased to announce that the sale raised an excellent one thousand pounds!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Grand Auction - Catalogue now online!

St. Hildeburgh's Grand Auction

Saturday 12 November 2011

100 lots: Books, paintings and many other collectables!

Full details and complete catalogue available online at:



Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Auction 12 November

Peter surridge's painting of St. Hildeburgh's, and good quality items given by other members of the congregation will be auctioned on Saturday 12th November in the afternoon.

Mike Nash 3 Marine Road (632 5365) is assessing/accepting objects for auction. Marcus Hasted will act as auctioneer. Refreshments will be served and it promises to be a lively and enjoyable afternoon - so do please make a note in your diaries and invite your friends

Our Choir at Chester Cathedral

The Choir will be singing at the RSCM Festival Service on Saturday 15 October in Chester Cathedral at 5.30pm.

The theme is 'Creation' - A service to mark the 400th anninversary of the King James Bible. The Benedictine our choir sang so excellently at Harvest is part of the service. Our choir member, Kathryn Auld will be presented with the Bishop's Award.

You are invited to support our choir and enjoy this Festival Occasion!

Evening Prayer and Growth Action Planning Prayers

Why not join us for a short evening of Evening Prayer and prayers for our GAP (Growth Action Planning)? 
Every Monday at 5.00pm in church at St. Hildeburgh's. The service are prayers will last no more than half an hour.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

New School Governor Needed

Would anyone be interest in being the Church Governor at Holy Trinity Primary School? After many years Ian Thompson has reached the end of his tenure and we need to find a replacement.

Volunteering Opportunities - Mums & Tots

We need to support Mums and Tots by serving and clearing away their refreshments on Wednesdays. Hot drinks for the parents at about 10.30 and at 11.00 cold drinks/bikkies/fruit and veg. for the children.
We have nearly filled the rota to Christmas - a few slots remain if you can help - please.

New Service on the Way

At our extra meeting of the Parochial Church Council held recently it was decided that we would introduce a non-eucharistic service at 10.00am on the Second and Fifth Sundays of the month. The style of service will be appropriate to families with children, those new to the Christian faith and to being part of a church.
It is likely that the first service will be in January because there are many things that need to be explored, decisions taken and resources organised; let alone advertising, letters and invitations!
Perhaps the most important thing is for members of our existing congregation to share in this service so that newcomers experience the warm Hildeburgian welcome.
Would anyone interested in being part of a working party to explore the various issues raised by this idea offer their services to our Vicar Martin - thank you.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Club Zero : A Youth Club for our Church Centre

Club Zero - a New Youth Club for our Church Centre begins on Friday 7 October 2011

Club Zero is a new form of Youth Club for young people, serving the Wirral
community and beyond. Based on strong discipline and leadership, Club Zero is
a Youth Club for 11 - 16 year olds, open initially on Friday evenings from
7.00 - 9.30pm.

Club Zero will have a very strict policy of zero tolerance on matters of
behaviour including drink and drug aspects. Any breech of club policy will result
in the member being disciplined inline with the code of conduct for members.
Club Zero is a members’ club has only one restriction apart from age and that
is indiscipline will result in that member being asked to leave the premises.
The main feature will be music - provided at each centre by a DJ and disco unit
with lighting facilities. Other features will include computer and console games
such as Wii, PlayStation and Xbox with strict management over amount of time
spent with these items. Initially it will be organised by centre staff and the
members will be encouraged to organise such things themselves. The centre will
be supported with a Cafe Bar, again where members will be encouraged to ‘get
involved’ with the running of the facility. General chat areas will be available to
support the activities and Club Zero will be open for members suggestions on
how the club should be taken forward.

For more information, see the Club Zero website:

http://clubzero.info/Home.html
 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Harvest Praise and Back to Church Sunday 2011

On Sunday 25 September 2011 the Parish of Hoylake will celebrate Harvest and Back to Church Sunday at St. Hildeburgh's Church.

The services on this day to which all are most welcome will be:

      8.00am - Holy Communion

   10.00am - Harvest Praise

     6.00pm - Holy Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer.

Do join us!


Lifeboat Service 2011

The annual Lifeboat service took take place at St. Hildeburgh's Church at 11.00am on Sunday 18 September 2011.

In addition to the crews and support staff of the Hoylake and West Kirby lifeboats, local dignitaries including the Mayor of Wirral were present.

The service was well attandede (over 150 prople) and was a great success.

The picture below shows thw church decorated for the wervice.

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