Important weather update:
It’s going to be hot, so I’ve had a word, and it’s officially OK with God if you wear shorts to church. It turns out that millions of people around the world do this every week and God is absolutely fine with it! It’s also fine to dress up in your ‘Sunday-best’ (whatever you mean by that) – but God is pleased when we come to worship him whatever we are wearing! I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.
Every blessing – Richard
Join us in St Helen’s Church for our All-age CommunionService at 10am. This month we will be looking at Jesus saying, “I AM the Good Shepherd.” If you can’t join us in church, please join us online. Click here or on the image above for the YouTube link or click here to view from our website.
Join us in St Helen’s at 3.30pm for fun, informal worship with songs, stories and craft. Especially suitable for primary age children and smaller siblings, but all are welcome. Refreshments in the Chancel before the service.
During the school Summer holidays St Helen’s church will be running a Community Larder from the Lady Chapel, every day when the church is open. This has replaced the Summer Hampers project in order to be more widely available to those in need throughout the village and encourage people to come into St Helen’s church. We hope that those in need of food will come to take what they need and those who are able to, will donate to stock it. If you are in church and see unfamiliar faces, please make them feel welcome. We will be keeping the larder stocked throughout the holidays but we will need help from our lovely congregation. If you can pick up any extra food when shopping and then add to our larder – fresh or store cupboard items – that would be brilliant! Consider donating what you would like to see in your own fridge or larder that would contribute towards making a healthy meal. We will be ready to receive your donations from Saturday 23rd July.
Alternatively, if you would prefer to donate financially then please make a card reader payment (in church) or online donation (click here).
Please feel free to share the details with local WhatsApp groups or anyone else you think may like to donate. If anyone is able to volunteer to keep an eye on stock levels in the Larder during the last week of July and first week of August and top up where needed, then please let Helen Caldwell know on 07974 762997.
Do you know a young person who loves singing?
If so, tell them about our Choral Scholarship scheme. We have a mixed voice choir which sings every week at the Parish Eucharist and once a month at Choral Evensong. We currently have Choral Scholar vacancies for school pupils in years 10 to 13, to start in September. Details can be found on our website. To download an application form, click here. Simon Pusey, our Director of Music would be delighted to answer any questions by email or phone – email@example.com or 07973 453222. He would also like to hear from anyone of any age interested in joining our choir, whether as a Choral Scholar or other member.
Events and Activities this week (at St. Helen’s Church unless otherwise indicated).
Please ask if you need further details
Monday 18th July
9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
7.30pm – 9.15pm Bell Ringing Practice
Tuesday 19th July
9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
Wednesday 20th July 9.15am – 11.30am St Helen’s School End-of-Year Services
9.30am – 11.00am The Ark Parent-and-Toddler Group (venue to be confirmed)
10.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel via Zoom
1.30pm – 3.00pm English Lesson for Ukrainians
Thursday 21st July 11.00am – 12.00pm Funeral Service for t/l Lynne Christianson
2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship (Mead Hall)
Friday 22nd July 6.30pm – 9.00pm Choir Practice
Saturday 23rd July
9.30am – 10.00am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
1.30pm – 2.30pm Wedding of Anna Knowles and Jack Cornthwaite
Sunday 24th July
10.00am – 11.00am Parish Communion Service
6.00pm – 7.00pm Evensong
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