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22/09/2018 · 11:00 am

Free World Class Band Concert

Concert Poster 2018

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16/08/2018 · 11:28 am

Assumption 2018

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News from School

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Summer Grand Draw 2018

Thank you to all who supported us by buying tickets!

The Prize winners were:





Tesco’s Finest Hamper C. Marsden


£50 Tesco Voucher Sue


Wine Hamper G. Lloyd


Beauty Products A.  Parr


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Summer Craft Fair 2018


Calling all Crafty People….

If you’d like to run a craft stall please get in touch right away.

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The Baton is handed on

At the APCM on 22 April 2018 it was announced that this year Roland Hawcroft was not accepting a nomination as Church Warden.  We are immensely grateful for the diligent service he has given to the parish supported by Pat.  Later on we shall need to find a way of showing our appreciation for such dedication and commitment.

Nominations were however received for Margaret Hyde and for Neil Singleton and therefore they were duly appointed.

Roland writes,

“The time has arrived when I have decided to hang up the Church Warden’s wand and retire from office.  I have served in the position of Church Warden since 1976 with a break between 1984 to 1990, so I think that adds up to around 36 years.

I very much appreciated the friendliness and encouragement which I received from the six Rectors whom I served.  My thanks also go to my partners as Church Wardens: Geoff Rowbotham, Rob Hyde, Bob Green, Mike Thorley, Peter Mawtus (the only warden to be older than me!) and Margaret Hyde.  I thank them all for their cooperation and friendship.  We all worked together as a team for the good of St Helen’s Church.

I would also like to express my thanks to our verger Jean Jones for her ever willing assistance over the years, also for her supply of sweets: I trust that they won’t stop, Jean.

Finally to Neil I wish you all the best and I am sure you  will prove to be an excellent Church Warden.  You have a fine Rector and a caring partner in Margaret to work with and I am sure both will advice and encourage you in your early days.  Good Luck!

It just leaves me to thank all the congregation  since 1976 for your kindness, understanding, laughter and generosity during the years I spent as your Church Warden.  Thanks everyone.                                                                             Roland”

At the APCM Fr Robert said, “Clearly having a new Church Warden will be quite a change for the parish, as well as quite a change for both Roland and Neil.  Please pray for us  as we adjust.  We thank Neil (and Mandy) for allowing himself to be nominated for this office.”

Margaret and Neil will be duly sworn in at the Archdeacon’s Visitation at Wakefield Cathedral on 24 May.

Neil can be contacted on 07957 933736 and Margaret continues to be contactable on 01977 611805.


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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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Book now to save dissapointment

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Holy Week & Easter Services

Easter Services Poster 2017 in Colour

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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