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    We are following the current guidance issued by the Church of England, in relation to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For information, please go to https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches



    In accordance with Diocesan regulations, the Parish is committed to adopting the policy of safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.  Please see the 'Parish Safeguarding' page for more details: parish-safeguarding-policy.php




    All Saints Church is now open daily.


    Weekly services at All Saints Church :-

    SUNDAYS :-

    8am - Holy Communion (BCP said)

    9.30am - Parish Communion (with music)


    Every first Sunday of the month - 6pm Choral Evensong


    Every Second Sunday of the month - 11am Holy Communion at St Chad, Sproxton



    Our weekday online services still continue.  Online service sheets are also available - please see 'Weekly Online Service Sheets' page which is attached to the 'Weekly Notices page'.



         Monday – Friday :-

         10.00am    Morning Prayer

         Tuesdays :-

         9.30pm    Compline


    Zoom link for Morning Prayer and Compline :-

    The following link for morning prayer (10am weekdays) and compline (9.30pm Tuesdays) is now in use :- 


    Join Zoom Meeting


    Meeting ID: 897 4357 4455

    Passcode: 251908





    The Helmsley Herald is available on the website - see 'Helmsley Herald page'.  Vicar's farewell letter below.......


    Dear friends,

    It is with a mixture of sadness and expectancy that I formally say farewell to Helmsley and Upper Ryedale Parishes.

    I give thanks for a warm relationship between parish and vicar.  At its best this rapport may be described as a continuing conversation, and so I believe it has been here, and yet not without challenge.

    During illnesses, and Helen dying in June 2019, I have been surrounded by your love and practical care.  I hope too that I have been able to love you in good times and in bad. It is after all love that changes everything.

    I am looking forward to moving to Bootham in York at the beginning of October where I shall see what life holds.  I am lucky enough to have met Sue, whom many of you will have seen in Helmsley Church.  We will marry in York Minster next August.

    I will always hold Helmsley and Upper Ryedale parishes close to my heart.  I will keep in touch.

    A very fond farewell.








    Lord Jesus Christ,
    you taught us to love our neighbour,
    and to care for those in need

    as if we were caring for you.
    In this time of anxiety, give us strength
    to comfort the fearful, to tend the sick,
    and to assure the isolated
    of our love, and your love,
    for your name’s sake.


    Helmsley Parish in the Diocese of York

    Helmsley's parish church, dedicated to All Saints, dates back a thousand years and more. The present building , built on Norman foundations, was dedicated in 1838. Helmsley Parish also includes Anglican churches at East Moors, Rievaulx and Sproxton.                 

    On Sundays in Helmsley there are two well-attended services and a regular midweek Holy Communion. Locals and visitors alike, of all traditions, are always very welcome to all our services. After Sunday's main 9.30 am service at Helmsley there is an opportunity to meet one another over refreshments.                  

    Helmsley Church is open every day as a place of interest and for private prayer from 9am - 5pm (summer) and 9am - 4pm (winter). St Columba's Chapel, in the south transept, has votive candles to aid people's own particular prayers.                                                         

    A Christian church has existed in Helmsley since AD 200, according to the 19th century wall-paintings in the north aisle. Certainly there was one on this site by the time of the Norman Conquest. (There's a 10th century hog-back tombstone in the porch and an entry in the Domesday Book of 1086.) The present building's splendid chancel arch, one of the largest in Yorkshire, dates from the 12th century (as does its counterpart over the entrance). Otherwise the handsome present day building is largely the result of major restoration in Victorian times, with the stained glass as well as the murals from this period too.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

    All this variety of history and interest makes Helmsley Church a very special place to visit and worship in. More information about our other churches is elsewhere on the website.


    In accordance with Diocesan regulations, the Parish is committed to adopting the policy of safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.  Please see the 'Parish Safeguarding' page for more details: parish-safeguarding-policy.php







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