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 have normally have morning prayer on Wednesdays and Thursdays, although currently this is currently Wednesday only via Zoom.

We look forward to welcoming you in person.

Virtual Gardens Festival, Virtual Duck Race & Concert

This year the Welton Gardens Festival, duck race and choir concert will go ahead, but will be virtual events.
Please visit the Virtual Gardens Festival, the Virtual Duck Race and the Virtual Concert web pages for more details! We are hoping to raise funds to pay for repairs to the church, we would be most grateful if you would like to make a donation via our Just Giving page.

St. Helen's Online

Our building may be closed but we are still gathering for worship every Sunday at 10.15am. Services are by ‘Zoom’ and everyone is welcome. 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 applications available for zoom: there is one for Windows, one for Apple devices, and one for Android devices. There is no need to pay for zoom with our services.

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.

Support us via Just Giving

St. Helen’s now has a Just Giving page. We would be most grateful for any and all donations towards the major repairs to the church. Please see our Just Giving page.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) – UPDATE 20th June 2020

In line with government and Church of England guidance,  all public worship, meetings and events are suspended until further notice and the church building is now closed. From 25 June the church will be open for individual private prayer only from 10am to 12 noon on Thursdays and 1pm to 2pm on Sundays. Strict conditions will apply in accordance with government guidelines. A maximum of 10 people will be allowed into the building at any one time. If you have any symptoms of Covid-19, please do not come to the church but stay at home and seek advice. On entering the church, please follow the directions of the welcomer on duty at all times. Toilet facilities will not be available. It is hoped that opening hours will be extended in due course.

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

We particularly 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, details above.

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

Wednesday Mornings (Cancelled until further notice)

First Wednesday Coffee. 10am to midday.
Second Wednesdays of the month. ‘Forget me not’ service. 10:30am.
Third Wednesdays monthly. Coffee and Crafts!

Messy Church (Cancelled until further notice)

The next Messy Church is Saturday 18th July at 09:30.  ‘Jesus by the seaside’.
Click here for more details.

Parochial Church Council Annual Report 2019/20

The PCC annual report is now available online. Please click here to read it.

Last updated 27/06/2020 ASM