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 morning prayer on Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

We look forward to welcoming you in person.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)


It will feel strange tomorrow not to gather for worship with the church community and friends at St Helen’s. Although we will not be gathering for public worship, I will still be praying for all of you tomorrow morning and, of course, for the wider community and everyone affected by the coronavirus. Please join me in praying wherever you are.

Here are some links and resources you might find helpful:

Archbishop Sentamu will live stream prayers for Mothering Sunday on his facebook page at 10am, 12noon, 4pm and 6pm at

The Archbishop of Canterbury will lead the first national virtual Church of England service, including prayers, hymns and a short sermon. It will be broadcast online by the Church of England and on 39 local BBC radio stations at 8am and BBC Radio 4’s Sunday Worship at 8.10am. It will also be available on The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Facebook page from 9am. A printable order of service is available at

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.

St Helen’s will continue to be open for individuals to spend time in quiet prayer and reflection. Prayer sheets will also be available to take away. If you do come into church, please respect the space of others inside and follow government guidance on maintaining a safe distance.

God bless you all


Daily Prayer Apps

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

Parochial Church Council Annual Report 2019/20

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

Mothering Sunday Service (Cancelled)

Mothering Sunday falls on 22nd March and there will be a special service at St. Helen’s as always, with candles and flowers.
Click here for more details.

Lent, Holy Week and Easter 2020 (All services cancelled)

Palm Sunday is on 5th April. Parish Eucharist and Blessing of the Palms.
Click here for a summary of other upcoming Lent, Holy Week and Easter services.

Deanery Lent Course (Cancelled)

Everyone welcome to join us for this Deanery Lent Course, running in different churches across the Deanery. Dates between 27th February to 2nd April.
Click here for more details.

St. Helen's Lent Course 2020 (Cancelled)

A 6 session course exploring the life of Jesus through the medium of art and the bible.
7:30pm-9:00pm on Tuesdays in Lent.
Click here for more details. .

Messy Church

The next Messy Church is Saturday 16th May at 09:30.  ‘Love Your Neighbour’.
Click here for more details.

Gardens Festival 2020

The Gardens Festival will take place on 20th June. More detail can be found here.

Wednesday Mornings (Cancelled)

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