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 currently this is currently Wednesday only via Zoom.
We look forward to welcoming you in person.
St. Helen's Online
Our building may be closed but we are still gathering for worship every Sunday. At 10:00am have the online service using Zoom. We will continue to run the recently started 12:00pm service in church. Everyone is welcome at either (or both!) services. To join us, contact Revd Elaine: firstname.lastname@example.org
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) – UPDATE 11th July 2020
In line with government and Church of England guidance, all public worship, meetings and events remain suspended until further notice and the church building remains closed other than for the specific services set out below.
On 25th June the church re-opened for individual private prayer only from 10am to 12 noon on Thursdays. Strict conditions apply in accordance with government guidelines. A maximum of 10 people are 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.
With effect from 19th July we re-opened the church for Sunday worship. The service follows the pattern of Holy Communion on 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays and BCP Matins on 3rd Sunday. We ask everyone to use hand sanitiser on entering and leaving the church and to follow the directions of the welcomer on duty. Services will be shorter than normal and we will not be able to have refreshments afterwards. The online service will continue be on Zoom and include the virtual choir, but will move to 10:00am.
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.
God bless you all
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!
Last updated 11/08/2020 ASM