Rev Canon Elaine Bielby

Welcome to St. Helen's

Thank you for visiting St. Helen’s church web site and a very warm welcome from the ministry team.

St. Helen’s is at the heart of the local community. We offer a variety of forms of worship on Sundays, to help us cater for everyone. During the week we normally have morning prayer on Wednesdays and Thursdays, although due to current Covid restrictions this is currently Wednesday only at 10:00am by Zoom.

St. Helen's Online

Our building may not be fully open but we are still gathering for worship every Sunday. At 10:00am we have an online service using Zoom. We will continue to run the 12:00pm service in church when permitted. Everyone is welcome at either (or both!) services. To join us, contact Revd Elaine: ebielby@ebielby.karoo.co.uk

Zoom

If you haven't yet signed up with zoom, you can do so here. There are various computer apps available for zoom: there is one for Windows, one for Apple devices, and one for Android devices. Please note that you do not need to pay to use Zoom.

St. Helen's Church

Sunday 7th March - Third Sunday of Lent

Please join us online at 10:00am by Zoom and in church at 12:00pm for Holy Communion. 
Please use the usual Sunday Zoom details.

Tuesday 9th March - Live Lent # 3

Please click here for more details of the Live Lent Course.

Mothering Sunday

Sunday 14th March - Mothering Sunday

Please join us online at 10:00am by Zoom and in church at 12:00pm for Holy Communion. 
Please use the usual Sunday Zoom details.

Saturday 20th March - Messy Church at Home

Please join us online at 10:00am by Zoom! 
The theme is Friendship and the story is about some friends of Jesus. As usual we will have a Cath’s Kitchen and this time we are introducing Millie and Lily’s craft. The bible readings will be from Luke 10:38-42.

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Sunday 21st March

Please join us online at 10:00am by Zoom and in church at 12:00pm for BCP Matins. 
Please use the usual Sunday Zoom details.

Palm Sunday

Sunday 28th March - Palm Sunday

Please join us online at 10:00am by Zoom and in church at 12:00pm for Holy Communion. 
Please use the usual Sunday Zoom details.

Maundy Thursday

Thursday 1st April - Maundy Thursday

Please join us online by Zoom, details to follow.

Lent, Holy Week and Easter

Friday 2nd April - Good Friday

Please join us online by Zoom, details to follow.

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Sunday 4th April - Easter Day

Please join us online at 10:00am by Zoom and in church at 12:00pm for Holy Communion. 
Please use the usual Sunday Zoom details.

Craft Group - Knitting Patterns

St. Helen’s craft group are planning two yarn bombs in the coming weeks and contributions are very welcome. Please click here for the knitting patterns.

Daily Prayer Apps

If you don’t already have the Church of England’s Daily Prayer app on your smartphone or tablet, you can download them by clicking on either the Android or Apple logos here.

Smart Speaker Apps

The Church of England has created smart speaker apps for Google Home and Amazon Alexa. For details click here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) – UPDATE 1 December 2020

We continue to follow Church of England and government guidance and law in all areas of our mission and ministry.

From 3 December 2020, churches are allowed to open, in a Covid-secure way, for acts of worship and private prayer and we will return to the pattern of services and prayer times offered prior to the second national lockdown. Regular worship includes:

-Sunday 10am St Helen’s Online (by Zoom), including virtual choir
-Sunday 12pm Service in Church
-Wednesday 10am Midweek Service (by Zoom)
-Thursday 10am to 12pm Church open for individual private prayer.
-3rd Saturday of the month 10am Messy Church at Home (by Zoom)

Services at 12pm on Sundays follow the pattern of Holy Communion on 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays and BCP Matins on 3rd Sunday.  Services will be shorter than normal. At this time, we are still not allowed to sing in church or serve refreshments after the service.

Occasional services, for example over Christmas, will be advertised locally and on our website www.sthelenswm.org or Facebook: www.facebook.com/StHelensWelton/

Within the church building, certain conditions apply in order to maintain a Covid secure environment, in accordance with government guidance, If you have any symptoms of Covid-19, please do not come to the church but stay at home and seek advice. The government mandates that everyone over the age of 11 should wear a face covering in church unless medically exempt. Everyone is asked to use hand sanitiser on entering and leaving the church and to follow the directions of the welcomer on duty. Everyone entering the church will be asked for their name and contact details for NHS Test and Trace. This information will be kept for 28 days and will not be used for any other purpose. 

Specific guidance on weddings and funerals is available. If you have booked, or would like to book, a wedding, or are enquiring about a funeral, please contact the Vicar, Revd Canon Elaine Bielby on 01482 666677 or by email.

We encourage you to join in ‘Daily Prayer’ from the Church of England, which can be found here.  You can also download the Daily Prayer app for your mobile device free of charge.

If you would like to speak to someone about a spiritual or pastoral concern, please contact  Revd Elaine – details above.

Spiritual Communion (for use when it is not possible to join in Holy Communion) details can be found here. A selection of prayers and a short service for worship at home can be found here.

God bless you all

Elaine

Last updated 05/03/2021 ASM