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Opening the Church Building 

St Helen's Church is open for private individual prayer, every Saturday between 10 am and 12 noon.  Rev'd Mary has made a video explaining the arrangements that are in place to enable this to happen.

Click on the link to see Rev'd Mary's video.

Notices and letters  

What's coming up?

Sunday worship

For September

  • 6th September
    10.30am All-Age worship, streamed live from home
    4.00pm Holy Communion at Isley Walton
  • 13th September
    10.30am Holy Communion streamed from home
    4.00pm Evening Prayer at St Helen's, live-streamed
  • 20th September
    10.30am Holy Communion at St Helen's, live-streamed
    4.00pm Holy Communion at Staunton Harold
  • 27th September
    10.30am Holy Communion at St Helen's, live-streamed
    4.00pm Holy Communion at Breedon

From October

  • 1st Sunday
    10.30am All-Age worship, streamed live from home
    4.00pm Holy Communion at Isley Walton
  • 2nd Sunday
    10.30am Holy Communion, streamed live from St Helen’s
    4.00pm Holy Communion at Worthington
  • 3rd Sunday
    10.30am Holy Communion, streamed live from St Helen’s
    4.00pm Holy Communion at Staunton Harold
  • 4th Sunday
    10.30am Holy Communion, streamed live from St Helen’s
    4.00pm Holy Communion at Breedon on the Hill
  • 5th Sunday
    10.30am Flagstaff Family Service of Holy Communion, streamed live from home.

Booking: To help us make sure that the number of people who come along to the 4.00pm services can be accommodated in the socially-distanced seats available, please 'book' a seat for these services apart from Worthington's by emailing Jill Chapman by Saturday evening at sthelensashby@gmail.com
Book a place for Worthington via Emma Harris - office@trinityashby.net
 
 
Wednesday worship
The 10.00am service of Holy Communion will be streamed live from St Helen's from Wednesday 23rd September.
 
Daily Prayer
Prayer for the Day will continue Monday-Friday.  It is posted to our churches Facebook pages at around 8am each day.

Compline will be live-streamed to the St Helen's Facebook page at 9.00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays only during September.  We will not have Compline during October and November, but will pick it up again for the season of Advent In December.  This will be one of the ways in which we will seek to make Advent distinctive in a year when our traditional ways of marking it might not be open to us.

Recordings of St Helen's Church services, service booklets and hymn sheets can be found here on the website in Church Life, and also on the St Helen's Facebook page

3rd Sept - Shaped by God
Gathering Stories, Generating Insights

Dear St Helen's,
Today as part of the Shaped by God Together Process, our Bishops Martyn & Guli issue a Call for Prayer, as we discern together how God is reshaping his church in these days, and as we plan for the future.  Your role in this is vital and alongside praying we want to invite you to share your own stories of church, faith and the experience of following Jesus, in the last 6 months during this turbulent time of Covid, lockdown(s) and significant disruption.
The ‘Gathering Stories, Generating Insights’ process uses a storytelling inquiry model. We are gathering stories across the diocese so that we can reflect and discern our future direction. We had originally intended to carry out this process over a much longer timescale, but Covid-19, the associated impacts of the lockdown(s) on our society and economy have caused us to move faster than anticipated. Thus, we are focussing on our experience of being members of a community of faith throughout the lockdown(s) imposed as a result of Covid-19 and seeking to discover how we can carry our learning and experiences forward into the future, whilst honouring all that has gone before.
You can contribute very easily by clicking here and sharing a story, anecdote or example in response to one of 3 simple questions.  It will take you about 10 minutes. You don’t need to tell a long or complex story – in fact the shorter and simpler contributions work best in this process – imagine being at a social or a family event and you are sharing an experience. 
We are very keen to hear from as wide a range of people as possible. We are particularly keen to hear from young people (11-18), young adults (18-24), people of BAME heritage and those from more deprived communities - but there is really no restriction - we want to hear from as many people as possible – and you can tell more than 1 story.
With thanks and prayers
Rev Canon Dr Stuart Burns
Director of Mission and Ministry