Welcome

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. It is open daily from 9am until 5pm, giving plenty of opportunity to explore its wonderful history and splendid interior, with a variety of church guides, written and via 'phone app to help you. On Wednesday and Saturday mornings our helpful volunteers will be on hand, and our Heritage Centre will have exhibitions for you to enjoy, and the opportunity for a sit down with a cuppa.
At other times you may wish to sit quietly, to rest and reflect. Or you could join us at one of our weekly services or frequent fellowship and community events. To see a little of what we do, visit our Facebook page 
https://www.facebook.com/St-Helens-Church-Ashby-de-la-Zouch

On Saturday mornings our St Helen's Community Heritage Centre is open ... and it's interactive! Between 10.30am & 1.30pm it is not only a Heritage Centre with great displays and ever new exhibitions - the current one is on the Bate Library - but also a meeting place to chat, play board games, make art, do your own knitting or crochet, add a piece or two to the communal jigsaw, and all with good coffee and yummy cake to help it along.


Coming up:

Try Praying
Our Try Praying initiative is currently under way, with prayer stations in the church, and a booklet available to use  and then hand on to someone else.


Pilgrim +
Pilgrim +  is on Wednesday nights at 7.30 in the Community Heritage Centre, until Wednesday July 17th.
The journey through Luke’s Gospel continues, accompanied by Tom Wright, and with Reverend Mary, Judith Lewis & Andy Smith leading the sessions.
 

Ordinations
Those being ordained this Petertide include our own Laura Jackson, being ordained deacon on 30th June

June is a five-Sunday month – On Sunday 30th June the Flagstaff Family of churches will meet together for our 10.30am with an All Age Communion at Holy Trinity Church
(Please note this will be the only service of the day, there won’t be an 8.30am or 6pm service).

Summer Concert
This fun annual event will be on Saturday 6th July at 5pm
 
Brunch on Sunday
What could be nicer than enjoying our conviviality whilst being served a bacon bap and some good coffee? All of these things are served at 9.15am on the first Sunday of each month. Our next one will be on 7th July.

Stories of St Helen's Community Play
We will be performing a series of playlets to celebrate the wonderful history and heritage of St Helen's Church on 12th and 13th July. Performances in the church, beginning at 7.30pm.
£5 per person (primary-age children free)

Leicestershire Festival of Archaeology
On July 15th at 7.30pm in our Community Heritage Centre we will host Dr Richard Buckley of Leicester University, project manager and lead archaeologist of the Greyfriars dig project, delivering a talk on Richard III
£3 per person including refreshments – no pre-booking required.

 

    


 

 
If you have a safeguarding concern, then please contact our local Safeguarding Co-ordinator, Liz Smith, via the Parish Office. If you wish to speak to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, or to someone outside the church, their contact details are available here.
Mary Gregory, 16/05/2016