A weekend of many blessings

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Ringing at Saint Helen’s moves to a new level

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Join us for our Patronal Festival


Feast of S Helen Celebration Weekend

Friday 19 May

9.00am       Morning Prayer

10.00am     School Mass in Church

Preacher: Canon Ian Wildey – Trustee of Enhance Academy Trust

6.00pm      Exposition & Confessions

6.30pm      Evening Prayer

Saturday 20 May – S Helen’s Day

9.00am       Morning Prayer

9.30am       Rosary

10.00an      Confessions

5.00pm       Patronal Festival Mass with procession of the relic

(Preacher: Fr Jeremy Haselock Precentor & Vice Dean of Norwich Cathedral  & Chaplain to HM The Queen)

followed by a Bring and Share Buffet

Sunday 21 May – Easter 6

8.00am       Mass

9.00am       Morning Prayer

9.45am       Sung Commentated Mass

Fr Jeremy (a former member of the CofE Liturgical Commission will provide a commentary at Mass)

5.00pm        Evening Prayer and Benediction

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Walsingham Youth Pilgrimage 2017


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Holy Week & Easter Services

Easter Services Poster 2017 in Colour

Palm Sunday – 9 April

8.00 am        Mass

9.00 am        Morning Prayer

9.45 am        Procession, Sung Mass

                       & Children’s Liturgy

6.00 pm        Chrism Mass with Bishop Tony

at All Saint’s, Elland

Fig Monday – 10 April

9.00 am        Morning Prayer

9.30 am        Mass

10.00 am      Stations of the Cross

6.30 pm        Evening Prayer


Temple Tuesday –  11 April

9.00 am Morning Prayer

9.30 am Mass

10.00 am Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary

6.00 pm Confessions

6.30 pm Evening Prayer

Spy Wednesday –  12 April

9.00 am        Morning Prayer

10.00 am      Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Fr David will be available to hear confessions

10.30 am      Mass

6.00 pm        Confessions

6.30 pm        Evening Prayer


Maundy Thursday – 13 April

9.00 am        Morning Prayer

6.00 pm        Confessions

6.30 pm        Evening Prayer

7.30 pm        Mass of the Lord’s Supper – Preacher: Fr David Wheatley SSC

followed by watch of prayer until

11.45 pm Compline

Please bring back your Lenten Giving to the Mass of the Lord’s Supper


Good Friday  14 April (Day of Fasting)

9.00 am Morning Prayer

11.00 am United Walk of Witness

starting in the lay-by behind S Helen’s church

1.00 pm Children’s Stations of the Cross

2.00 pm The Liturgy of Good Friday – Preacher: Canon Ian Wildey

3.15 pm Confessions

4.00 pm Evening Prayer

Holy Saturday –  15 April

9.00 am Morning Prayer

9.30 am Church Cleaning

5.00 pm Confessions

5.30 pm Evening Prayer

8.00 pm Easter Vigil

& First Mass of Easter

followed by a celebratory drink

Please bring a Bell or something noisy to the Vigil.

Easter Day –  16 April

8.00 am Mass

9.00 am Morning Prayer

9.45 am Sung Mass & Children’s Liturgy – Preacher: The Rector

5.00 pm Evening Prayer

In order that parishioners might prepare for the great liturgies of this week by reading through the readings beforehand we publish them here.

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The Greatest Story Ever Told

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Join us for Mothering Sunday – 26 March

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This Year’s Lent Charity

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Lent Services & Activities


This year our corporate Lenten Pilgrimage will include these things:

Wednesdays in Lent

at 10am we will be meditating on 2 Stations of the Cross before Mass starts at 10.30am. At 5pm we are also warmly invited to Stations of the Cross in the Chapel of the Holy Cross at Archbishop Holgate Hospital.


Fridays in Lent

there will be a Mass at S Helen’s at 12 noon followed by soup at the Rectory.

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 at the Rectory. 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.


Stations of the Cross will take place at 6.30pm in these locations:


Mar 3 S Helen’s

         10 Sacred Heart

          17 S Helen’s

        24 Sacred Heart

        31 S Helen’s

Apr 7 Sacred Heart


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 here, or book an appointment (01977 610507).


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