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Online Services and Readings 

We are worshipping together, on-line via our Facebook logo for Facebook page, and in our church building (and in the buildings of other Flagstaff Family of Churches congregations.)

To help us make sure that the number of people who come along to the services can be accommodated in the socially-distanced seats available, please 'book' a seat:
Christina Walmsley will take bookings for Worthington’s services via 
Jill Chapman will take bookings for all other services on

This is our pattern of worship:

Every morning except Wednesday & Sunday
- Prayer for the Day posted on our Facebook page at around 8.00 am.
Every Wednesday
Holy Communion from St Helen's Church (also streamed live on Facebook) at 10.00 am
· 1st Sunday
10.30am All-Age worship, streamed live from home
4.00pm Holy Communion at Isley Walton, NOT live-streamed
· 2nd Sunday
10.30am Holy Communion, streamed live from St Helen’s
4.00pm Holy Communion at Worthington, NOT live-streamed
· 3rd Sunday
10.30am Holy Communion, streamed live from St Helen’s
4.00pm Holy Communion at Staunton Harold, NOT live-streamed
· 4th Sunday
10.30am Holy Communion, streamed live from St Helen’s
4.00pm Holy Communion at Breedon on the Hill, NOT live-streamed
· 5th Sunday
10.30am Flagstaff Family Service of Holy Communion, streamed live from home.
A film of every St Helen's on-line service is uploaded onto the website, and can be viewed by clicking on the date below. Orders of service for these acts of worship, and a hymn sheet for Sunday's service, are available by clicking on the relevant link.

Services and hymn sheets:

We are having a pause from online Compline through October and November. We will resume it for Advent. Meanwhile the invitation is for each of us to pray compline at home, using one of the three orders of service (available on the links below) we have prayed with during lockdown. 
A candle can help to create a ‘sacred space’ in your living room or at your kitchen table. Music helps some people to focus, to breathe deeply, to form a point of transition from what has been preoccupying them to a time when they are more conscious of God’s presence.
You might like to say compline at 9pm, mindful of others who are doing the same.

This week's readings for Night Prayer are:
  • Sun 25th October:          Ecclesiastes 11,12 OR 2 Timothy 2.1-7
  • Mon 26th October:        2 Chronicles 33.1-13 OR John 15.1-11
  • Tues 27th October:         2 Chronicles 34.1-18 OR John 15.12-17
  • Wed 28th October:         Jeremiah 3.11-18 OR Jude 1-4, 17-end
  • Thurs 29th October:       2 Chronicles 35.1-19 OR John 16.1-15
  • Fri 30th October:           2 Chronicles 35.20—36.10 OR John 16.16-22
  • Sat 31st October:             Isaiah 40.27-end OR Revelation 19.6-10
Next week's readings for Night Prayer are:
  • Sun 1st November:         Isaiah 65.17-end OR Hebrews 11.32 – 12.2
  • Mon 2nd November:     Isaiah 1.1-20 OR Matthew 1.18-end
  • Tues 3rd November:      Isaiah 1.21-end OR Matthew 2.1-15
  • Wed 4th November:      Isaiah 2.1-11 OR Matthew 2.16-end
  • Thurs 5th November:     Isaiah 2.12-end OR Matthew 3
  • Fri 6th November:         Isaiah 3.1-15 OR Matthew 4.1-11
  • Sat 7th November:         Isaiah 4.2 – 5.7 OR Matthew 4.12-22

Catch up on any services you missed, or listen again:

31st October - Prayer for the Day Doing the best things in the worst times

30th October - Prayer for the Day Rainbows in the puddles

29th October - Prayer for the Day

28th October - Holy Communion

27th October - Prayer for the Day Being Thankful

26th October - Prayer for the Day Ted Talk 2

25th October - Holy Communion Part 1
25th October - Holy Communion Part 2
25th October - Holy Communion Part 3

24th October - Prayer for the Day Needing a deeper magic

23rd October - Prayer for the Day Being prepared to wait

22nd October - Prayer for the Day Keeping Going

21st October - Holy Communion

20th October - Prayer for the Day The privilege of owning a Bible

19th October - Prayer for the Day Feeling like an outsider

18th October - Holy Communion Strength for service

17th October - Prayer for the Day Being more Brownlee

16th October - Prayer for the Day Hospitality in difficult times

15th October - Prayer for the Day One step enough ...

14th October - Holy Communion So, did Simeon Stylites get the balance right?

13th October - Prayer for the Day Patience

12th October - Prayer for the Day Ted Talk 1 

11th October - Holy Communion Rejoice in the Lord always

10th October - Prayer for the Day Noticing ...

9th October - Prayer for the Day Imagine no religion

8th October - Prayer for the Day Asking the right question?

7th October - Holy Communion Praying our belief

6th October - Prayer for the Day The Recognition Conundrum

5th October - Prayer for the Day Not being able to praise as we ought

4th October - All-Age Worship Harvest Celebration

3rd October - Prayer for the Day Silence and noise

2nd October - Prayer for the Day 

1st October - Prayer for the Day On dying, and living fully ...

29th September - Night prayer/compline Praising the lamb of God

29th September - Prayer for the Day Prejudices

28th September - Prayer for the Day What's Stewart doing in his attic??

27th September - Holy Communion Any questions?

26th September - Prayer for the Day God in prison

25th September - Prayer for the Day Being uncomfortable for the Kingdom

24th September - Night prayer/Compline God's blessings even in dark times

24th September - Prayer for the Day Where do you live?

23rd September - Holy Communion Being dependent

22nd September - Night prayer/Compline The light shines in the darkness

22nd September - Prayer for the Day Honouring difference...

21st September - Prayer for the Day Being heard 

20th September - Holy Communion Turning to God's world view

19th September - Prayer for the Day Working on the 'garden' of our heart

18th September - Prayer for the Day The difficulties of difference

17th September - Night Prayer/Compline Another kind of courage 

17th September - Prayer for the Day - Kindness

16th September - Holy Communion Being different

15th September - Night Prayer/Compline Jesus' love - even for those who go unnoticed

15th September - Prayer for the Day The glory of God's creation

14th September - Prayer for the Day Playing second fiddle

13th September - Evening Prayer BCP from St Helen's church building - ... and grace will                                                                                                           lead me home

13th September - Holy Communion The jaw-dropping size of the debt

12th September - Prayer for the Day Seeking comfort

11th September - Prayer for the Day Powerlessness revisited

10th September - Night Prayer 

10th September - Prayer for the Day - Living water

9th September - Holy Communion part 1
                       - Holy Communion part 2

8th September - Night Prayer - I once was blind but now I see

8th September - Prayer for the Day Homeward bound 

7th September - Prayer for the Day Are you listening? 

6th September - All-Age Worship

5th September - Prayer for the Day Rhythms of grace...

4th September - Prayer for the Day  Patience

3rd September - Night Prayer My soul finds rest in God

3rd September - Prayer for the Day  Ashby's Street Pastors

2nd September - Holy Communion joined by 'Bluebell' to help us see how things can be                                                         hidden in plain sight 

1st September - Night Prayer Turn back, O man, forswear thy foolish ways

1st September - Prayer for the Day Forgiving yourself

31st August - Night Prayer Who is Jesus??

31st August - Prayer for the Day #Bemoreus - addressing loneliness

30th August - Flagstaff Family of Churches Communion service 

29th August - Prayer for the Day - What do we need to thrive in God's garden?

28th August - Night Prayer - The risk of speaking truth to power

28th August - Prayer for the Day - Taking time

27th August - Night Prayer

27th August - Prayer for the Day - Shoes!

26th August - Holy Communion

25th August - Night Prayer

25th August - Prayer for the Day

24th August - Night Prayer

24th August - Prayer for the Day. The Harry Moment ...

23rd August - Evening Prayer. From St Helen's Church Building.

23rd August - Holy Communion

22nd August - Prayer for the Day

21st August - Night Prayer

21st August - Prayer for the Day

20th August - Night Prayer

20th August - Prayer for the Day. For the forgotten Key Workers ...

19th August - Holy Communion

18th August - Night Prayer

18th August - Prayer for the Day. Being in the armed services and a Christian

17th August - Night Prayer 

17th August - Prayer for the Day. A God is of relationships not algorithms

16th August - Evening Prayer from St Helen's Church building - Giants of faith

16th August - Holy Communion. How our long-held certainties can be challenged

15th August - Prayer for the Day. If you look for God's blessings, they are there.

14th August - Prayer for the Day. A recipe 

13th August - Night Prayer. Resting in your love

13th August - Morning Prayer

12th August - Holy Communion

11th August - Night Prayer

11th August - Prayer for the Day. Friendship ...

10th August - Night Prayer

10th August - Prayer for the Day. We are made to share. Literally.

9th August - Evening Prayer from the St Helen's Church building

9th August - Holy Communion. Stepping out ... and stumbling on 

8th August - Prayer for the Day. Lockdown lesson #3: the beauty of simplicity....

7th August - Night Prayer. "I will go, Lord, if you lead me."

7th August - Prayer for the Day. Being encouragers

6th August - Night Prayer. Transfiguration

6th August - Prayer for the Day. Speaking up 

5th August - Holy Communion. All are welcome ...

4th August - Night Prayer. James, a 'No nonsense' Christian

4th August - Prayer for the Day. Forgiveness

3rd August - Night Prayer

3rd August - Prayer for the Day. Should we be Mary or Martha?

2nd August - Evening Prayer from the St Helen's church building, including the arrival                                              of the Queen of Sheba, and a Mediterranean cruise.

2nd August - All Age Worship, including the feeding of the fifteen(!) thousand

1st August - Prayer for the Day. The privilege of prayer

31st July - Night Prayer

31st July - Prayer for the Day. Feeding the imagination

30th July - Night Prayer

30th July - Prayer for the Day. A Sacrifice of Praise....

29th July - Holy Communion

28th July - Night Prayer 

28th July - Prayer for the Day. Unconscious bias

27th July - Night Prayer God is our rock, a shelter, a refuge, strength, and a shield.

27th July - Prayer for the Day. Glimpses of God

26th July - Evening Prayer from a church building for first time since lockdown began

26th July - Holy Communion

25th July - Our Morning Prayer. Lockdown lesson #2: The Parable of Zoom ...

24th July - Night Prayer

24th July - Our Morning Prayer. Don't put the tent pegs in too deep ...

23rd July - Night Prayer

23rd July - Our Morning Prayer. Integrity ...

22nd July - Night Prayer

22nd July - Holy Communion

21st July - Night Prayer

21st July - Our Morning Prayer. On a journey - together

20th July - Night Prayer

20th July - Our Morning Prayer. Heaven?

19th July - Holy Communion

18th July - Our Morning Prayer. Anchored to hope ...

17th July - Night Prayer

17th July - Our Morning Prayer

16th July - Night Prayer

16th July - Our Morning Prayer

15th July - Night Prayer

15th July - Holy Communion

14th July - Night Prayer

14th July - Our Morning Prayer

13th July - Night Prayer

13th July - Our Morning Prayer

12th July - Sunday Morning Service

11th July - Our Morning Prayer. Light ...

10th July - Night Prayer

10th July - Our Morning Prayer. Creativity and Community ...

9th July - Night Prayer

9th July - Our Morning Prayer

8th July - Night Prayer

8th July - Holy Communion

7th July - Night Prayer

7th July - Our Morning Prayer

6th July - Night Prayer

6th July - Our Morning Prayer. Powerlessness #1

5th July - Sunday Worship

4th July - Our Morning Prayer. Super Saturday

3rd July - Our Morning Prayer

2nd July - Night Prayer

2nd July - Our Morning Prayer

1st July - Night Prayer

1st July - Holy Communion

30th June - Night Prayer

30th June - Our Morning Prayer

29th June - Night Prayer

29th June - Our Morning Prayer

28th June - Sunday Worship

27th June - Our Morning Prayer

26th June - Night Prayer

26th June - Our Morning Prayer

25th June - Night Prayer

25th June - Our Morning Prayer. Stability in shifting times ...

24th June - Night Prayer

24th June - Holy Communion

23rd June - Night Prayer

23rd June - Our Morning Prayer

22nd June - Night Prayer

22nd June - Our Morning Prayer

21st June - Night Prayer

21st June - Holy Communion

20th June - Night Prayer

20th June - Our Morning Prayer

19th June - Night Prayer

19th June - Our Morning Prayer

18th June - Night Prayer

18th June - Our Morning Prayer

17th June - Night Prayer

17th June - Holy Communion

16th June - Night Prayer

16th June - Our Morning Prayer

15th June - Night Prayer

15th June - Our Morning Prayer

14th June - Night Prayer

14th June - Holy Communion

13th June - Night Prayer

13th June - Our Morning Prayer. The Lord is my Light and my Salvation ...

12th June - Night Prayer

12th June - Our Morning Prayer

11th June - Night Prayer

11th June - Our Morning Prayer. Together, Great Things ...

10th June - Night Prayer

10th June - Holy Communion

9th June - Night Prayer

9th June - Our Morning Prayer

8th June - Our Morning Prayer

7th June - Night Prayer

7th June - All Age Worship

6th June - Our Morning Prayer. Looking at the heart ...

5th June - Night Prayer

5th June - Our Morning Prayer

4th June - Night Prayer

4th June - Our Morning Prayer. The Flag of Joy ...

3rd June - Holy Communion

2nd June - Night Prayer

2nd June - Our Morning Prayer. Get a Grip!

1st June - Night Prayer

1st June - Our Morning Prayer. The Gate of Glory ...

31st May - Night Prayer

31st May - Flagstaff Family Communion

30th May - Our Morning Prayer

29th May - Night Prayer

29th May - Our Morning Prayer

28th May - Night Prayer

28th May - Our Morning Prayer. We are the Church ...

27th May - Night Prayer

27th May - Holy Communion

26th May - Night Prayer

26th May - Our Morning Prayer

25th May - Night Prayer

25th May - Our Morning Prayer

24th May - Night Prayer

24th May - Holy Communion

23rd May - Night Prayer

23rd May - Our Morning Prayer

22nd May - Night Prayer

22nd May - Our Morning Prayer

21st May - Ascension Day Evening Service

21st May - Our Morning Prayer. Ascension Day

20th May - Night Prayer

20th May - Holy Communion

19th May - Night Prayer

19th May - Our Morning Prayer

18th May - Our Morning Prayer. About time ...

17th May - Holy Communion

16th May - Night Prayer

16th May - Our Morning Prayer

15th May - Night Prayer

15th May - Our Morning Prayer. Daily Bread ...

14th May - Our Morning Prayer

13th May - Night Prayer

13th May - Holy Communion

12th May - Night Prayer

12th May - Our Morning Prayer. Lead them to streams of living water ...

11th May - Night Prayer

11th May - Our Morning Prayer

10th May - Night Prayer

10th May - A Service of Thanksgiving on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

9th May - Night Prayer

9th May - Our Morning Prayer. The Glad Game ...

8th May - Night Prayer

8th May - Our Morning Prayer. 75th Anniversary of VE Day ...

7th May - Night Prayer

7th May - Our Morning Prayer. Let Your God Love You ...

6th May - Night Prayer

6th May - Holy Communion

5th May - Night Prayer

5th May - Our Morning Prayer

4th May - Night Prayer

4th May - Our Morning Prayer 

3rd May - Night Prayer

3rd May - Holy Communion

2nd May - Night Prayer

2nd May - Our Morning Prayer. The desert, blossoming ...

1st May - Night Prayer

1st May - Our Morning Prayer

30th April - Night Prayer

30th April - Our Morning Prayer 

29th April - Night Prayer

29th April - Morning Communion 

28th April - Night Prayer

28th April - Our Morning Prayer.

27th April - Night Prayer

27th April - Our Morning Prayer. Are we nearly there yet...?

26th April - Night Prayer

26th April - Holy Communion

25th April - Night Prayer

25th April - Our Morning Prayer. This is the day that the Lord has made ...

24th April - Night Prayer

24th April - Our Morning Prayer

23rd April - Night Prayer

23rd April - Our Morning Prayer

22nd April - Night Prayer

22nd April - Holy Communion

21st April - Night Prayer

21st April - Our Morning Prayer

20th April - Night Prayer

20th April - Our Morning Prayer. Reach ...

19th April - Night Prayer

19th April - Holy Communion

19th April - Our Morning Prayer

18th April - Night Prayer

18th April - Our Morning Prayer. Be More Goose...

17th April - Night Prayer

17th April - Our Morning Prayer

16th April - Night Prayer

16th April  - Our Morning Prayer. Greater Love

15th April - Holy Communion Service

15th April - Our Morning Prayer - What can we learn from one of history's disasters?

14th April - Night Prayer

14th April - Our Morning Prayer - Easter Tuesday ...

13th April - Night Prayer - our first from the New Zealand prayer book 

13th April - Our Morning Prayer - Kingdom builders...

Services for Holy Week:

Holy Week at Home Services and Hymns
We have created a little gallery from our previous Easter Celebrations
12th April - Easter Day
  • Order of Service can be found in Holy Week at Home booklet   
12th April - Our Easter Morning Prayer

11th April - Compline 11th April - Our Morning Prayer - Holy Saturday

10th April - The Seven Last Words - A Service of Reflection for Good Friday

10th April - Our Morning Prayer

9th April - Maundy Thursday 

9th April - Our Morning Prayer

8th April - Compline

8th April - Our Morning Prayer - The Little Things ...

7th April - Compline

7th April - Our Morning Prayer

6th April - Compline
  • Order of Service can be found in Holy Week at Home booklet
6th April - Our Morning Prayer - In Everlasting Arms ...

5th April - Compline

5th April - Palm Sunday Holy Communion
  • Order of Service can be found in Holy Week at Home booklet
5th April - Our Morning Prayer - Rejoice Always ... 

Services for Lent:

4th April - Compline 

4th April - Our Morning Prayer - Beyond Our Horizons ...

3rd April - Compline

3rd April - Our Morning Prayer

2nd April - Compline

2nd April - Our Morning Prayer

1st April - Compline

1st April - Holy Communion 1st April - Our Morning Prayer. The foolishness of God ...

31st March - Compline

31st March - Our Morning Prayer

30th March - Compline
Helen Starkey, 22/03/2020