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. Why not view our Church Guide below which you can pick up in the church, open every day from 9am until 5pm, whilst exploring its wonderful historic and splendid interior. You may wish to sit quietly to rest and reflect, or join us at one of our weekly services or frequent fellowship and community events.

Coming up:
Next Sunday's 10.30am service is simply Holy Communion (there is no baptism as there sometimes is on a 4th Sunday). Mary will be presiding and will be preaching on 'thankful hearts, generous lives'. Our new curate, Stewart, will be with us and will be leading part of the liturgy. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Open Air Service & Picnic - On 29th July, the Flagstaff Family of Churches Team Service will be on the lake-side lawn at Staunton Harold. The service will be at the usual time of 10.30 am, followed by coffee in Staunton Harold Church, followed by a picnic.
Parking is available at the Lion Court (Business Suites) car park.
Please bring a chair or picnic blanket to sit on (and a picnic lunch if you are able to stay).

Pilgrim Course
Pilgrim 'Church & Kingdom' is running each Wednesday, 7.15 – 8.45pm in the St Helen’s Community Heritage Centre, until August 1st.

Festival of Archaeology Talk
Understanding the Anglo-Saxon & Romanesque carvings of Leicestershire & Rutland, featuring Breedon Church
-In the Community Heritage Centre
-23rd July
-No need to book
-Refreshments available
Vis-Box Demonstration Evening
-24th July
An opportunity to see the films we’ve had made on our stained glass windows, bells, organ, church year etc, and learn how to access them on your own ‘phone or the church’s tablets.
Church Trail
As part of Church Tourism Week, we are one of six local churches opening their doors on Saturday 28th July from 1pm to 4.30pm, for the Trent Valley Church Heritage Trail.
More info at https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey/features/trent-valley-church-heritage-trail

Heritage Centre – School Holiday Activities
All are 10.30am – 3.30pm
All are FREE
-Weaving Day
Wednesday 25th July
Create your own woven wonders
-Clay Day
Wednesday 1st August
Sculpt and shape your own clay artefact
-Printing Day
Wednesday 8th August
Potato, paint & paper masterpieces
-Bell Day
Wednesday 15th August
Make bells to take home
-More Archaeology
Wednesday 22nd August
Find & record real artefacts
Medieval Graffiti Day
-Saturday 28th July
-10.30am to 4pm
Discover the meaning & markings in both St Helen’s Church & in the Castle.
-£20 including lunch
-Book on-line
More information in July’s parish magazine
Brunch on Sunday - What could be nicer than having someone cook you a bacon butty on a Sunday morning? Just come along on the first Sunday of each month from 9.15, for brunch in our Community Heritage Centre, followed by All-Age Worship at 10.30. Our next one is August 5th.






Mary Gregory, 16/05/2016