Join us for our Patronal Festival


Feast of S Helen Celebration Weekend


Saturday 19 May – S Helen’s Day

9.00am       Morning Prayer

9.30am       Rosary

10.00am      Confessions

5.00pm       Patronal Festival Mass with procession of the relic

Preacher: The Revd Dr Tom Carpenter, Assistant Curate of Goldthorpe, with Hickleton

followed by a Bring and Share Buffet

Sunday 20 May – Pentecost

8.00am       Mass

9.00am       Morning Prayer

9.45am       Sung Mass & Children’s Liturgy of the Word

5.00pm        Evening Prayer and Benediction

Tuesday 22 May

9.00am       Morning Prayer

1.30pm     School Mass in Church

Preacher: Archdeacon of Pontefract

6.30pm      Evening Prayer


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Holy Week & Easter Services

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Palm Sunday – 25 March

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 S Hilda’s, Cross Green


Fig Monday – 26 March

9.00 am        Morning Prayer

9.30 am        Mass

10.00 am      Stations of the Cross

6.30 pm        Evening Prayer


Temple Tuesday –  27 March

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 –  28 March

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 – 29 March

9.00 am        Morning Prayer

6.00 pm        Confessions

6.30 pm        Evening Prayer

7.30 pm        Mass of the Lord’s Supper

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  30 March (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

3.15 pm Confessions

4.00 pm Evening Prayer


Holy Saturday –  31 March

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 –  1 April

8.00 am Mass

9.00 am Morning Prayer

9.45 am Sung Mass & Children’s Liturgy

5.00 pm Evening Prayer

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Join us for Mothering Sunday – 11 March

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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. 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.  For the first two weeks we’ll be in church.

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

Feb    16       Sacred Heart

           23       S Helen’s


Mar   2         Sacred Heart

           9         S Helen’s

           16       Sacred Heart

           23       S Helen’s   



All through Lent


Special Lenten devotional reading material is 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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Return to the Lord

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Christmass Confessions

reconciliation-3External preparations form part of the season of Advent: they help create the Christmas atmosphere of joy and expectation.  A lot of people are extremely busy at this time.  All this is part of the Advent season but it’s not the most important thing. Let us never lose sight of the utmost importance of our interior preparation to celebrate the first coming of Our Lord: by preparing my heart, so that Jesus may be happy” as the little girl once said with all the simplicity and truth which can only come from a child.  We do that, or rather God does that, in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, or Confession as it’s better known.  It offers us an important way of getting closer to God (or rather God getting close to us) – to be forgiven for our sins. As Pope Francis puts it “it’s an encounter with the Lord’s mercy which spurs us on to do our best”.

Confession is not a tool of spiritual one-upmanship for the highly committed and ultra-pious. It should be a normative part of the Christian life and above all something we should offer to new Christians and to the undecided.  How can we hold back from that wonderful joy of knowing God’s complete forgives us?  This beautiful sacrament has the power to renew your lives.

Now is the time to plan, prepare and make your Christmas Confession.  Is your heart ready to receive the Christ Child this Christmass?? Come and celebrate this sacrament of renewal and transformation. 


Tue 19 Dec:     6.00 – 6.30 pm

Wed 20 Dec*: 10.00 – 10.30am & 11am onwards

Thu 21 Dec: 6.00 – 6.30 pm

Fri 22 Dec: 6.00 – 6.30 pm

Sat 23 Dec: 10.00 – 10.30 am & 6.00 – 6.30 pm

Sun 24 Dec: 11.00 – 11.30 am & 10.30 – 11.00 pm

Or by appointment with Fr Robert (Tel: 01977 610507)


* On Wed 20 Dec Fr David will be available.



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Christmas Grand Draw Winners 2017

Prize Number Name
1st £50 Tesco Voucher 4121 Janet Brand

(Phone number)

2nd Bottle Box 3060 Barratt

(Phone number)

3rd Chocolate Hamper 4359 C. Slater

(Phone number)

4th 4 Cath Kidston Mugs 4631 Madge Murray

(Phone number)


Thank you to all who supported us by buying tickets and those who donated prizes!

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Christmas @ S Helen’s 17

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