About 65 people attended the service celebrating our patron saint (Hilda) last Sunday (19 Nov). A Celtic service from St Patrick's Episcopal, L. Tahoe, Nevada was adapted for the occassion to reflect S. Hilda's Celtic sympathies. The service used is available via the PDF link below.
Guest speaker at the service was Christine Cuthbert who is a long time member and leader at St Hilda's Church, Island Bay in Wellington. She brought to the service her reflections on S. Hilda, along with a stone relic from the Abbey at Whitby and an image of St Hilda's, Island Bay S. Hilda window. During the service Priest in Charge Terry reflected on the significance and symbolism of the prominent S. Hilda stained glass window at S. Hilda's, Upper Hutt. A feature of this window is the merging of the Celtic and Roman traditions which were at issue in the Synod of Whitby in 664 AD which S. Hilda and her community hosted, and where a decision was taken for the Church in England to follow the Roman tradition, including the dating for Easter.
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