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.
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.
There 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.
Tickets, £5, available from Welton Memorial Hall on the day.
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: https://www.thykingdomcome.global/
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: https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-in-daily-prayer
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.
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.
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.
St Helen’s Church, Welton
Serving the villages of Melton & Welton
SERVICES FOR HOLY WEEK 2018
‘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.
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.
St Helen’s Church is excited to be launching Messy Church in 2018. Messy Church is for all ages; we use hands-on activities to explore Bible stories and hope you can join us… The service happens on a Saturday and begins with breakfast at 9:30am, the whole event is finished by 11:30am.
17th February / 14th July / 20th October
What is Messy Church?
- is a way of being church for families involving fun
- is a church, not a craft club, that helps people encounter Jesus as Lord and Saviour
- is found across the world
- values are about being Christ-centred, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration
- is part of The Bible Reading Fellowship which believes, with the historic churches, in one God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Enquirer’s Courses and Lents Courses in 2018
St Helen’s Church are keen to grow in the knowledge and love of God… so we have conversations about faith, Jesus and the Bible. This helps us to understand each other better and to have an open and honest discussion about faith matters.
In Lent we will be running two courses… a daytime session on Wednesdays with the catchy title, “Grown-Up Conversation in a Toddler friendly environment…” which sort of does what is says on the tin.
(Wed 21st for 5 weeks, 10:30am to 11:30am)
Our second session, also on a Wednesday but in the evening (7:30pm to 9pm) is based on book 6 of the Pilgrim Course. We’ve found this material sparks interesting conversation. Book 6 explores the Eucharist.
For more information please visit the Pilgrim website here: http://www.pilgrimcourse.org/books/the-eucharist-(book-6)