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 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.

Covid-19 Re-opening

From Sunday 19 July 2020 there will be a service in church at 12 noon on Sundays. St Helen’s online will continue at 10am on Sundays. For further information, please click here.

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: ebielby@ebielby.karoo.co.uk

Zoom

If you haven't yet signed up with zoom, you can do so here. There are various computer apps available for zoom: there is one for Windows, one for Apple devices, and one for Android devices. Please note that you do not need to pay to use Zoom.

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.

Virtual Gardens Festival, Virtual Duck Race & Concert

This year the Welton Gardens Festival, duck race and choir concert went ahead, but were virtual events. Please visit the Virtual Gardens Festival, the Virtual Duck Race and the Virtual Concert web pages for more details. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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.

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

Messy Church at Home

Messy church is now being done by Zoom. The next next session is at 10am on Saturday 15th August. Click here for more details.

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!

Parochial Church Council Annual Report 2019/20

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

Last updated 11/08/2020 ASM