Please make a note…on Sunday, March 17, at 6.00pm Evensong is to be
replaced at St. Hildeburgh's Church Hoylake, by 'The Cross of Christ: A
Devotion for Congregation and Choir'. This has not been performed at St
Hildeburgh's for many years and our organist, Stephen Claus, and the
choir are encouraging as many people as possible to come along and take
An African adventure is coming
up for St Hildeburgh's worshipper William Jones – but it is far from a holiday.
William, 18-year-old son of
churchwarden Carron, is off to Uganda where he will be working with
under-privileged youngsters for 3½ weeks with just one weekend off.
He has to raise £1,300 to cover
his travel and other costs and, having amassed £600, aims to augment his funding
by undergoing a sponsored chest-waxing – by St Hildeburgh's own qualified beautician,
Kathey Lang. Our congregation are invited to sponsor William on the form at the
back of church from today.
He will be joining youngsters
from the Church of the Good Shepherd, Heswall, on their yearly mission to
Uganda. The group, who will fly out on July 12, will be living, eating and
working with the local people in very basic conditions.
William told us: “I have got a real feel
for Africa, after visiting South Africa, and I’m really excited about this project.
I’ve got no illusions – it will be a tough trip and hard work.
“It’s the sort of place where
people sleep on the floor – a mud floor. Money has already been raised to pay
for mattresses for them and now we will be working to redecorate and upgrade
their homes, and helping in various ways.”
William is in his last year in
the sixth form at Hilbre High School, studying Drama and ICT (Information & Communication Technologies).