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. 

Revd. Canon Elaine Bielby.

Tuesday 29th November - Advent Course (3/4)

This year’s Advent Course will be based on the book ‘Sleepers Wake: Getting Serious about climate Change’ by Nicholas Holtam. 

Weaving together the spiritual and the scientific, the author uses paintings, music, poetry and personal recollections to illustrate his points about climate change. The course will run over 4 Tuesday evenings on 15, 22, 29 November and 6 December, online, by Zoom. The sessions will start at 7:30pm and finish at 9:00pm.

The connection details are as follows: Meeting ID: 821 4459 0520 Passcode: 427366

Sunday 4th December - Second Sunday of Advent

Please join us for the following services:

8:00 AM – Holy Communion
10:15 AM – All Age Service
5:00 PM – St. Helen’s Online (Zoom)

Sunday 11th December - Christingle Service

Please join us for the following services:

10:15 AM – Parish Eucharist
3:30 PM – Christingle Service
5:00 PM – St. Helen’s Online (Zoom)

Sunday 18th December - Service of Nine Lessons & Carols

Please join us for the following services:

10:15 AM – Matins
6:30 PM – Service of Nine Lessons and Carols
5:00 PM – St. Helen’s Online (Zoom)

Sunday 18th December - Messy Church

Please join us for Messy Church on Sunday 18th December at 3:30pm.

Refreshments available from 3:15pm.

Saturday 24th December - Crib Service

Please join us for the following services:

3:30 PM – Crib Service
11:30 PM – Midnight Communion

Sunday 25th December - Christmas Morning

Please join us at 10:30 AM for the Christmas Morning Service.

Fundraising Appeal

St. Helen’s is very grateful for any and all donations to church funds. We have recently adopted cashless donations and together with a new fundraising appeal, we hope to raise additional monies to pay for the day to day running of the church. Please click here for details about the new SumUp payment devices, and how we are using QR Codes.

Sunday Services

Our Sunday services are currently as follows:
-8:00 AM – Holy Communion (BCP) (1st and 3rd Sundays)
-10:15 AM – All Age Service (1st), Parish Eucharist (2nd, 4th & 5th), BCP Matins (3rd).
-5:00 PM – St. Helen’s Online (Zoom)
-6:30 PM – Evening Prayer (2nd and 4th) (Temporarily suspended with effect from 26/12/2021)

St. Helen's Online - Sunday Evening Service

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

The Zoom connection details are as follows:
Time: 5 PM on Sundays
Meeting ID: 873 9352 8403 Passcode: 822326

Wednesday Mornings

Please join us each Wednesday morning at 9:30 AM for an online service by Zoom.
The Zoom connection details are as follows:
Meeting ID: 851 5806 4544   Passcode: 486237

The Wednesday coffee mornings are also running again. On the 1st Wednesday, please join us in church for coffee at 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. On the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, will be coffee and craft, but you are still welcome whether you are a crafter or not.

For more details, please click here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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

Although face coverings are no longer mandatory, they are encouraged, for the benefit of others. If you have any symptoms of Covid-19, please do not come to the church but stay at home and seek advice.

Last updated 14/11/2022 ASM