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History Walk

Local presenter and history columnist James Balme has produced a short video history of the church.  If you would like to see it please click below.


Dear All

In the current situation all services and events have been cancelled/postponed.  I am working on developing an online presence for St. Wilfrid's Church and I have put daily prayer resources and videoed services in the Daily Worship page of this website.  Please bear with me and I get used to this new technology.

In the meantime if you are struggling with the situation and need someone to talk to please contact me.

Yours faithfully,

Happy Birthday Tom

A special birthday greeting today (22-4-20) to Tom Sharman, one time organist of this parish.  Decorum dictates I can't mention his age however a blind, fat lady comes to mind (let Bingo players have ears to hear!)  Congratulations Tom and much love from everybody at St. Wilfrid's.


There are, sadly, numerous scams circulating trying to take advantage of the current situation and prey on the isolated and vulnerable.  Beware of all emails that -

  • Demand fines for violating guidelines on going outdoors
  • Offer refunds for lost or delayed services or deliveries
  • Offer cheap or free face masks, hand sanitisers etc
  • Offer tax relief
  • Ask you to click on a button for advice on staying safe

Treat all unsolicited emails on these subjects with suspicion and delete them immediately.

In Requiem

It is with deep saddness I must report the death of Helen Weetman.  Helen has been one of the longest serving members of the congregation at St. Wilfrid's, being a regular members for around 80 years.  In that time she has served in many capacities, including in the choir during the war.  Despite a couple of health scares over the last couple of years Helen always bounced back and was in church only a few shorrt weeks ago.  We thank God for the friendship, worship and prayers that she has shared with us over the decades and we offer our love and best wishes to her family at this sad time.  Helen's funeral will unfortunately be a modest affair with close family only.  May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

We also commend to God's mercy the souls of Philip Johnson, Reginald Lawrence, Sheila Edmondson and Neville Miller.
On behalf of St. Cross parish we remember also Agnes Lockwood and Susan Hammond.

Please keep their families and friends in your prayers.

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