St. Helen's Church, set at the heart of the market town of Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, is an historic and attractive 15th century building. Why not view our Church Guide below which you can pick up in the church, open every day from 9am until 5pm, whilst exploring its wonderful historic and splendid interior. You may wish to sit quietly to rest and reflect, or join us at one of our weekly services or frequent fellowship and community events.

Coming up:

Team Talk 2018: Prayer - Finding the Heart's True Home

This year's Team Talk is based on Richard Foster's accessible book Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home, chosen in response to Bishop Martyn's call to the diocese to engage in prayer to our lovely heavenly Father.
Team Talk will run over seven weeks, and cover the first section of Richard Foster's book, ' Moving Inward: Seeking the Transformation We Need.'
Each week we will look at a different way or focus of praying. The sessions will be interactive, with worship, group discussion and activities as well as a little teaching input. It will be very 'light touch': no pressure on you to contribute more than you wish.  
We hope that it will be a wonderful opportunity to draw nearer to God and to one another. Whether praying comes naturally to you, or you find it difficult, or are just beginning to explore prayer, do come along and give it a try.

The sessions run from 7.30pm & will finish before 9.00pm. The venues are:
20 Feb - Holy Trinity, Ashby
27 Feb - St Helen's Heritage Centre
6 Mar - St Matthew's, Worthington
13 Mar - Viscount Beaumont School, Coleorton (next to St John's Chapel)
20 Mar - Holy Trinity, Ashby
10 Apr - St Matthew's Worthington

17 Apr - St Helen's Heritage Centre - Last one this week
We look forward to seeing you there!

APCM Our annual meeting will be held in the St Helen’s Community Heritage Centre on 24th April at 7.30pm. The reports are available in booklet form at the back of church for you to read in advance of the meeting, or contact parish administrator Jill Chapman on 07392 409745 or via sthelensashby@gmail.com for an emailed version.

Pilgrim Course
Pilgrim Bible will start on Wed May 2nd and run until Wed June 6th.
Pilgrim Church & Kingdom will begin on Wed 27th June and run until Wed August 1st.
7.15 – 8.45pm in the St Helen’s Community Heritage Centre

A ‘Ticket to France’
Leicestershire Adult Learning Services will be running a Holiday French course at our Community Heritage Centre, starting on Tuesday 1st May for 4 weeks, 7pm – 9pm, £40
This enjoyable course for beginners will give you a really useful range of holiday language such as greetings, travel & transport, using numbers in practical contexts, shopping, asking for directions, ordering food etc.
Call 0116 305 0820 to enrol
(Holiday Italian to follow - Tuesdays in June.)

Brunch on Sunday - What could be nicer than having someone cook you a bacon butty on a Sunday morning? Just come along on the first Sunday of each month from 9.15, for brunch in our new Community Heritage Centre, followed by All-Age Worship at 10.30. Our next one is 6th May.

First 50 Exhibition
Fifty life sized replica World War 1 soldiers will be on display in church 15th-30th May. They represent the 50 volunteers from Coalville who were the first soldiers to land in France in 1914. Local artists and organisations have created an amazing display of life size artwork figures representing these men, and the exhibition also tells you their ultimate fate. Schools or groups can contact our Heritage Officer Llynda Baugh on 07435 564236 to book a short talk to accompany a visit.?Open daily 10.30am – 4pm (excluding Sunday mornings). 

Christian Aid Week Coffee Morning
Our contribution to the town-wide fundraising for Christian Aid will include a coffee morning at the St Helen's Community Heritage Centre, 10 'til 12 on Friday 25th May.

Ashby Arts Festival
Here at St Helen’s we will be joining in with the arts festival again this year but, for the first time, with a series of amazing workshops:
26th May
An introduction to traditional handsewn patchwork.
Photography for children
27th May
Calligraphy for beginners
28th May
2nd June
Illuminated Calligraphy
Book online at www.sthelensheritage.co.uk

St Helen’s Church Fete will be on Saturday 9th June, 10am-1pm. Weather permitting stalls and activities will be held outside with refreshments served from the Heritage Centre. 

Soul Food - Are You in your 20's or 30's? Do you like Great Food? Do you Enjoy Lively Discussion with Friendly People Like You?
Then come and join us at Soul Food running from Easter 2018, on the second Monday of the month, in the Community Heritage Centre, for an opportunity for engaging conversations over a meal, reflecting on Life's Big Questions. 






Mary Gregory, 16/05/2016