Masses also at 8am and at 5pm (at Archbishop Holgate Hospital)
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The Mourning Bell
The Proclamation of the New King
Giving in Memory of Her Majesty The Queen
The collection at the two services listed above will be given to
The Prince’s Trust
a youth charity that helps young people aged 11 to 30 get into jobs education and training. Founded by HM The King and keenly supported by our Late Queen, the Trust does much to improve the long-term prospects of young people.
During the time of National Mourning:
-It is possible to lay flowers outside of church (to the left of the main door).
-Whenever Church is open it is possible to offer prayers and light candles – parishofhemsworth.org.uk/ThisWeek
-Mass on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be Requiem Masses – parishofhemsworth.org.uk/ThisWeek
-It is possible to sign a Book of Condolence at Hemsworth Community Centre
Photos from the Sung Mass of Requiem
Photo from the Service of Commemoration
Special Ringing During this Time
The Day of the Funeral
9.00am Morning Prayer of the Dead
9.30am Requiem Mass
For those who would like to watch Her Late Majesty’s Funeral service in company we are planning on watching the service on a TV in the church from 10am until about 1pm. If you would like to join us during this time please do bring whatever you need to be comfortable (deckchairs, cushions etc) . This will be an informal, church family occasion. We will have tea and coffee available through this time, but do feel free to bring anything else you may need and feel to come and go as you wish.
Reflecting more deeply
The Archbishop of Armagh preached an excellent sermon which can be read here
The Bishop of Burnley preached an excellent sermon which can be read here
The King’s remarks to Faith Leaders can be read here
A fascinating conversation between Fr Steve Rice and Canon Jeremy Haselock, both of whom have visited this parish can be listened to here. It’s well worth listening to and a helpful guide as we prepare to celebrate Her Majesty’s Funeral Rites and begin to consider King Charles’ Coronation.
This year the Church of England has been running a #StainedGlassSummer Social Media campaign.
We were fortunate to be kindly sent some beautiful photos by an expert in Victorian Stained Glass Chris Parkinson, so we thought we’d join in.
The order of the posts matches the order in which the windows were installed.
We were delighted that our preacher for Saint Helen’s Day this year was Canon Nicholas Turner SSC, Canon Theologian of the Diocese of St Helena. It’s possible to read his sermon here.
Join us for the 2022 Youth Pilgrimage:
Monday 1st – Friday 5th August
2022 Youth Pilgrimage
The Youth Pilgrimage is a week of lively worship, teaching, fellowship and fun for 11-18 year olds.
Our pilgrimage this year will explore the different ways that we can build homes around us: locally, internationally and spiritually. We will rejoice that here at Walsingham, Mary welcomes us as pilgrims, and we will give thanks for the way that she invites us to share her home and to make it our own. We will consider what we need to do to build good homes around us and we will think about how the world is our common home and what we need to do to care for it. Finally, we will reflect on how we can make a home for God in our hearts, so that we can share his love when we return home.
We shall be going as part or a group from the Deanery of Pontefract in the Diocese of Leeds. Price just £150 per person. If you’d like to go please contact Fr Robert as soon as possible.
Feast of S Helen Celebration Weekend
Thursday 19 May
10.00am School Mass in Church
Friday 20 May
9.00am Morning Prayer
9.30am Funeral Mass
6.00pm Exposition & Confessions
6.30pm First Evening Prayer
Saturday 21 May – S Helen’s Day
9.00am Morning Prayer
10.00am Exposition & Confessions
5.00pm Patronal Festival Mass with procession of the relic
(Preacher: Canon Nicholas Turner SSC, Canon Theologian of the Diocese of St Helena )
followed by a Bring and Share Buffet
Sunday 22 May – Easter 6
9.00am Morning Prayer
9.45am Sung Mass with Children’s Liturgy of the Word
This year our corporate Lenten Pilgrimage will include:
Wednesdays in Lent (from 9 March)
at 9.30am we will be gathering for a Study Group.
We will follow a Lent Course called In the Comfort of the Holy Spirit –
‘The season of Lent offers us an opportunity to lay down the things that burden us. Lent is a season of safety when we can admit that not all is well.
Jesus Christ says to us, “Come to me all you that are weary and carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).
The five sessions of this year’s Lent Course offer images, stories and prayers that speak of the God who knows us and loves us.’
Mass starts at 10.30am as usual.
Thursdays in Lent
Stations of the Cross will take place at 7.00pm in these locations:
Mar 3 Sacred Heart
10 S Helen’s
17 Sacred Heart
24 S Helen’s
31 Sacred Heart
Apr 7 S Helen’s
At 5pm there is also Stations of the Cross in the Chapel of the Holy Cross at Archbishop Holgate Hospital.
On Thursdays during Lent there’ll be no Mass at S Helen’s however there’ll be a 9.45am Mass at AbHHH to which everyone is most welcome.
Fridays in Lent
There will be a Mass at S Helen’s at 12 noon followed by a soup lunch.
Please have a good think about who you might be able to invite to come along for Mass at noon followed by a simple lunch. Perhaps someone who lives on their own or someone who doesn’t get out much. Or just someone who would be interested in coming with you to church to see what it is about. These Friday lunches of worship and fellowship are perfect opportunities to invite someone new to join us. Please also sign up to help with making soups and providing bread.
Saturday in Lent
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 10-11am
All through Lent
Special Lenten devotional reading material will be available in Church.
We get the name ‘Shrove Tuesday’ from the ancient tradition of people going to confession on the day before the start of Lent. They went to be ‘shriven’ of their sins. As the Prayer Book teaches, confession is a wonderful part of our Anglican heritage.
If you have never been to Confession but want to know more PLEASE, PLEASE ask for help. If you have slipped away from Confession, now is the perfect time to come back.
Fr Robert will be available for Confession at the usual times – see the weekly Mass sheet, or book an appointment (01977 610507).
This year we will be supporting The Samaritans. Our gifts mean their volunteers can answer calls for help from those struggling to cope. Every day, they respond to around 10,000 calls for help. No judgement. No pressure. They’re there for anyone who needs someone. Please be generous. There are no lent boxes so please take a jar and fill it throughout Lent and bring it back to the Mass on Maundy Thursday.