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, 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.
Brunch on Sunday
Q.What could be nicer than enjoying conviviality and a bacon bap?
A. Enjoying conviviality and 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 1st
Ride and Stride 2019
On Saturday 14th September it's the 30th annual Ride and Stride event in Leicestershire. Each year some members of St Helen's enjoy a great day out riding (or striding) around the beautiful countryside & visiting churches, whilst others are part of the welcome cyclists and walkers from elsewhere receive at St Helen’s.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
The Ashby Macmillan Committee are holding a coffee morning in the St Helen's Community Heritage Centre on Wednesday 18th September from 10.30 am.
Ordination of the Revd Stewart Betts as Priest
The Flagstaff Family of Churches invite everyone to join us at the Ordination of the Revd Stewart Betts as Priest by the Bishop of Leicester, the Rt Revd Martyn Snow, on Sunday 29th September 2019 at 7.00pm at St Helen’s Church, Ashby de la Zouch.
Please pray for Stewart, Zoe, Mark, Sarah & Joanna and for the churches of St Helen’s and Holy Trinity, Ashby; St Mary’s and St Hardulph’s Breedon on the Hill; St Mary’s, Coleorton; All Saints, Isley Walton; Holy Trinity, Staunton Harold, and St Matthew’s, Worthington.
Clergy and Readers are invited to robe in cassock alb and white stole, or in choir dress.
RSVP to The Revd Mary Gregory via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Autumn Concert Series:
We will be putting on an Autumn Concert Series again this year, starting with:
The Jubilee Singers, with Matrix Recorders, conducted by Richard Archer on Sat 28th Sept at 7pm
Tickets are £7 & available from Eileen Coombs, the Parish Office & on the door
Mosaic on Friday 18th October
8ctave on Friday 8th November
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.