St. Helen's Church, set at the heart of the market town of Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, is an historic and attractive 15th century building. It is open daily from 9am until 5pm, giving plenty of opportunity to explore its wonderful history and splendid interior, with a variety of church guides, written and via 'phone app to help you. On Wednesday and Saturday mornings our helpful volunteers will be on hand, and our Heritage Centre will have exhibitions for you to enjoy, and the opportunity for a sit down with a cuppa.
At other times you may wish to sit quietly, to rest and reflect. Or you could join us at one of our weekly services or frequent fellowship and community events. To see a little of what we do, visit our Facebook page 

On Saturday mornings our St Helen's Community Heritage Centre is open ... and it's interactive! Between 10.30am & 1.30pm it is not only a Heritage Centre with great displays and ever new exhibitions - the current one is on the Bate Library - but also a meeting place to chat, play board games, make art, do your own knitting or crochet, add a piece or two to the communal jigsaw, and all with good coffee and yummy cake to help it along.

Coming up:
Children's Nature Day - Bug Hotel & Seed Bomb Workshop
  • Wednesday 29th May, 10am to 2pm
  • Community Heritage Centre
  • £5 per child

Brunch on Sunday
What could be nicer than enjoying our conviviality whilst being served a bacon bap and some good coffee? All of these things are served at 9.15am on the first Sunday of each month. Our next one will be on 2nd June.

Farewell to Laura and Andrew Jackson
We will be saying our formal farewells to Laura and Andrew Jackson at the All-Age service on 2nd June prior to Laura's ordination at the end of the month. In the service, we will commission them for this new chapter in their life and afterwards gather together in the Heritage Centre for a bring and share lunch.  

Flagstaff Pilgrimage
On 8th June, 9am to 3pm, members of our Flagstaff Family of congregations will walk the length of our Team of Churches together. You can dip in and out as you wish, or walk the entire 10 mile route:
  • Gather at St Matthew’s, Worthington, ready to set off at 9am
  • Arrive at St Mary’s & St Hardulph’s, Breedon on the Hill for coffee, 10ish to 11ish.
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch at Staunton Harold from approximately 12.15pm
  • Arrive back in Ashby at 3pm


A Service to Mark Andy Smith’s Licensing as Warden of Readers
On Wednesday 5th June, at the Annual Meeting of the Leicester Diocesan Association of Readers, the Bishop of Leicester will formally license Andy Smith as his Warden of Readers.
St. Helen’s will mark Andy’s Licensing at our June Evensong service on Sunday, 9th June at 6.00 p.m. and will celebrate how we are all called to serve God in our local context. 
The Revd. Dr. Stuart Burns, Director of Mission and Ministry for the Diocese will be preaching, and during the service we will also commission Andy to his work as Warden of Readers.
Andy & Helen extend a warm invitation to the service, and afterwards, in true St. Helen’s fashion, the occasion will be marked with refreshments in the Community Heritage Centre.





If you have a safeguarding concern, then please contact our local Safeguarding Co-ordinator, Liz Smith, via the Parish Office. If you wish to speak to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, or to someone outside the church, their contact details are available here.
Mary Gregory, 16/05/2016