I have been visiting Whitby on and off for sixty years, and can well remember attending Mass at the beautiful church of St Hilda way back in the 1950s. Whilst some minor changes have been made to the layout of the sanctuary to accommodate the changes brought in by the second Vatican Council, essentially the church looks very much as it did all those years ago. The altar and reredos are richly decorated, flanked by Italian mosaic panels on either side. Above the high altar are magnificent stained glass windows depicting the life of St Hilda. The sanctuary is enhanced by the beautifully decorated oak rood beam above, with its figures of Mary and St John on either side of the cross. All in all it is quite a gem of a church and well worth a visit.You will appreciate its quite and prayerful atmosphere too.
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