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 and offers a variety of forms of worship to help us cater for everyone. 

Upcoming Services and Events

Sunday Services

As of 5th September 2021, our Sunday services will be as follows:
-8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP) (1st and 3rd Sundays)
-10:15 am – All Age Service (1st), Parish Eucharist (2nd and 4th), BCP Matins (3rd).
-5:00 pm – St. Helen’s Online (Zoom)
-6:30 pm – Evening Prayer (2nd and 4th)

Zoom

St. Helen's Online - Sunday Evening Service

Everyone is welcome to join us for the new 5pm Service by Zoom.
Please download the new the Service Sheet.

The new connection details are as follows:

Time: 5pm on Sundays
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87393528403?pwd=MkQ2TTFKSXI2Tm9XTWowNHJhdkpTZz09
Meeting ID: 873 9352 8403
Passcode: 822326

Friday 24th September - Harvest Evensong

Please join us on Zoom for a virtual Harvest Evensong.
The Zoom connection details are as follows:

Time: 7:30pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87393528403?pwd=MkQ2TTFKSXI2Tm9XTWowNHJhdkpTZz09
Meeting ID: 873 9352 8403
Passcode: 822326

St. Helen's Church

Sunday 26th September

Please join us for the following services.
10:15 am – Parish Eucharist
5:00 pm – St. Helen’s Online by Zoom
6:30 pm – Evening Prayer

St. Helen's Church

Sunday 3rd October

Please join us for the following services.
8:00 am – Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
10:15 am – All Age Service
5:00 pm – St. Helen’s Online by Zoom

Sunday 3rd October - Pet Service

Please join us in church for the annual Pet Service at 6:00pm. 
All pets and owners welcome!

St. Helen's Church

Sunday 10th October

Please join us for the following services.
10:15 am – Parish Eucharist
5:00 pm – St. Helen’s Online by Zoom
6:30 pm – Evening Prayer

St. Helen's Church

Sunday 17th October

Please join us for the following services.
8:00 am – Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
10:15 am – BCP Matins
5:00 pm – St. Helen’s Online by Zoom

St. Helen's Church

Sunday 24th October

Please join us for the following services.
10:15 am – Parish Eucharist
5:00 pm – St. Helen’s Online by Zoom
6:30 pm – Evening Prayer

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

UPDATE 18th July 2021

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

From 19 July 2021 the country enters ‘Step 4’ of the easing of coronavirus restrictions. Most coronavirus legislation will no longer apply, however, the government and Church of England strongly encourage individuals and organisations to take responsibility to protect themselves and others.

At a meeting on 15 July, the Parochial Church Council (PCC) agreed to return to the 10.15am service, in church, as our main public act of worship from Sunday 5 September. This allows a ‘transitional period’, particularly for those who are concerned at the rising number of cases of the Delta variant.  At the same time, it was agreed that we will move to alternating the 8am and 6.30pm services as the second service in church on Sundays. This will enable us to continue to offer a ‘quieter service’ in church each Sunday and continue to hold an online service on Sundays. The latter will move to a late afternoon slot, allowing anyone who prefers to worship online to do so.

From 19 July it is no longer a legal requirement to wear masks indoors. However, the PCC ask all those attending to wear a mask whilst they are moving about church. Once seated in  a pew, people will be free to take off their mask if they wish, although we recognise some will prefer to leave it on for the whole time they are in church.  Whilst numbers allow, we will continue to use alternate pews to enable people to maintain a physical distance if they wish. After service refreshments will not be available in the next few weeks but will be discussed at the September meeting of the  PCC.

We will continue to ask everyone to use hand sanitiser on entering and leaving the church. If you have any symptoms of Covid-19, please do not come to the church but stay at home and seek advice. We will continue to collect contact details for NHS Test and Trace whilst the government asks us to do so. This information will be kept for 28 days and will not be used for any other purpose. 

If you would like to discuss a baptism,  wedding or funeral, or speak to someone about a spiritual or pastoral concern,  please contact the Vicar, Revd Canon Elaine Bielby on 01482 666677 or by email.

A selection of prayers and a short service for worship at home can be found here.

God bless you all

Elaine

Last updated 22/09/2021 ASM