Confirmation Service

St Helen’s Church is delighted to be hosting a Confirmation Service to be led by the Bishop of Hull, The Right Reverend Alison White.

This Confirmation Service is for all those within the Howden Deanery who have been preparing for Confirmation over the Summer of 2018 and are prepared to make a public declaration of their faith in Jesus Christ.

The service will be held at 6:30pm on 18 November 2018

Bishop Alison


The Good Shepherd

St Helen’s Church are really excited to be trying out Messy Church in 2018 and after the popularity of our event in February, we’re running another event on Saturday 14th July.

We meet from 9:30am for breakfast – this month we’re having cereals, pastries and (hopefully) bananas too. It is lovely to gather for a conversation and something to eat with our families.

The service then starts after breakfast including an immersive story-telling of the Good Shepherd. We will be using all our senses to experience the stories of Jesus. What might it be like to be a lost sheep? The Good Shepherd comes to find us – the Good Shepherd knows each of us by name, and loves us: the Good Shepherd will not leave us lost but will come to find us.

We have a range of activities including making ‘lost sheep pebbles’ and we hope that everyone will take their little sheep away and send us photographs of their (stone) sheep wherever they go – and however far from St Helen’s they make it.

Come and join us in worship and celebration of the love of Jesus: The Good Shepherd.


St Helens Messy Church

Pentecost Picnic

Come and celebrate the Birthday of the Church!

Join us at St Helen’s Church for a service of thanksgiving (Eucharist) followed by a bring and share picnic at which there will be cake.


Pentecost is the time when the Church celebrates the disciples being filled with the Holy Spirit; receiving the gifts of joy and strength from God to go out and proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to the whole world. The story of that first Pentecost recalls that Jesus’ disciples were able to speak in many languages – prophetically reflecting the diversity of the languages we can currently find the Bible has been translated into.

Welton & Melton Gardens Festival

Saturday 24th June; 11:30 to 16:30

followed by the Choir Concert from 16:30 to 17:30

Welton & Melton Garden’s Festival continues to be a wonderful experience for the whole family. Many residents open their gardens to showcase their beautiful flowers and quiet spaces – all in aid of the Historic Grade II building: St Helen’s Church.

View of Welton from the TowerThere are tower tours, plant and cake stalls, raffles and prizes to be won. The Green Dragon and Welton Memorial Club are great places to get food and drink, with the club putting a stall outside. There is the world famous “Duck Race” and another chance to see the Curate wade down the stream chasing 300 plastic ducks towards the pond.World famous 'Duck Race'


Curate in the beck chasing 300 rubber ducks

Tickets, £5, available from Welton Memorial Hall on the day.

Morris dancers at the 2017 Gardens Festival

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is a worldwide prayer initiative running from Ascension Day until Pentecost. St Helen’s Church has a rich tradition of prayer and invites you to join us.

Link to “Thy Kingdom Come” website:

Consider downloading the Daily Prayer App from the Church of England Website. Those who regularly say Morning Prayer at St Helen’s find it very useful. Link:

St Helen’s Church is open from 9am to 5pm daily for private prayer. Everyone is welcome to join us at periods of community prayer:

  • Wednesday mornings at 9am: Morning Prayer
  • Thursday mornings at 9am: Morning Prayer
  • Friday mornings at 8am in the Green Dragon: Prayer & Breakfast
  • Sunday mornings at 8am: Holy Communion following the Bok of Common Prayer
  • Sunday 10:15am… this week will be Matins, a beautiful service of deep tradition in the Church of England, with the choir leading the singing.
  • Sunday 6:30pm… this week it will be a said service of Holy Communion.

Thy Kingdom Come


Science & Religion

A Service celebrating the relationship between Science and Religion will take place on Sunday 29th April at 10:15am and will include a ‘Messy Science’ session for children.

Although a few loud voices speak in public of an incompatibility between people of science and people of faith, the truth is often a lot more complex. Many people of faith work in cutting edge research and development in all manner of scientific and technological fields. People don’t fit neatly into existential boxes.

Join us for an ‘experimental’ service of celebration of the relationship between science and religion on Sunday 29th April, at St Helen’s Church, Welton – at 10:15am.

If you are interested in an enjoyable journey into the story of Faith & Wisdom in Science – have a look at this book by Prof Tom McLeish of the University of Durham.

Faith and Wisdom in Science

Peace of Mind

12noon to 2pm on Wednesday 18 April 2018 at St Helen’s Church, Welton.

It’s not easy to think about your own funeral. Talking about death, dying and funerals raises big questions that we need to face at some point, but it can be hard to talk to family and friends. The Church of England has been helping people think about these questions for centuries.

We are increasingly being approached by people wanting to talk about planning for their funeral. There are many reasons why someone might want to do this, not least to take pressure off loved ones at what can be a very difficult time.  The best time to plan something like this is when there is no immediate prospect of needing it; ie when someone is fit and well.  Planning ahead for a funeral can bring great peace of mind. In response to these inquiries,  we are organising a café style event, open to everyone. This is not about pre-payment plans.

The meeting is free of charge and tea, coffee and cake will be provided.

Funeral planning

Holy Week 2018


St Helen’s Church, Welton
Serving the villages of Melton & Welton


‘The Mystery of Salvation’

Monday 26 March 7.30pm Night Prayer and Meditation.

Tuesday 27 March 7.30pm Holy Communion and Meditation.

Wednesday 28 March 7.30pm Night Prayer and Meditation.
Followed by the final session of the Lent Course (open to all)

Maundy Thursday 7.30pm Commemoration of the
Last Supper, followed by Vigil in Church.

Good Friday:
8am Prayer and Breakfast at the Green Dragon
10am Morning Prayer
11am Hunsley Churches Together United Service (at
Elloughton United Reformed Church)
1.30pm Communion from the Reserved Sacrament
2pm ‘The Last Hour’: a service of readings and hymns.

Everyone welcome

Holy Week 2018 Services

in the Parish of Welton with Melton