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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

     

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    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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    All Saints Church open daily 9am - 5pm. 

     

    Weekly services at All Saints Church :-

    SUNDAYS :-

    8am - Holy Communion (BCP)

    9.30am - Parish Eucharist

     

    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'.

     

         SERVICES ONLINE :-

         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

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89743574455?pwd=bHdBRkpxYmw3U3Z4R25IQThscFlkQT09

    Meeting ID: 897 4357 4455

    Passcode: 251908

     

     

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    Dear friends,

    If you were asked to consider the question, “Which season is your favourite?” I wonder how many of you would choose spring?  Each season has its merits of course, and they all have their special role to play in the ongoing rhythms and cycles of the year.  However, for me, spring is a great turning point of the year.  I have to admit that I’m not a huge fan of winter and so the arrival of spring really marks a positive change: the days are getting longer, there are more blue skies and there are signs of new life ready to spring into action.  After the somewhat darker days of winter, the arrival of flowers such as daffodils, crocus, hellebores and primroses is definitely a herald of spring and a signal that the new growing season has begun.  As a gardener, one never tires of seeing this exuberant display each year as a colourful tapestry weaves its way across the land and in our gardens.  Buds can be seen on trees: just beginning to open and bursting with energy and new life.  There are other signs of spring to enjoy too, of course, such as seeing the first new lambs in the fields or perhaps some tadpoles in a pond, or hearing the ever increasing crescendo of birdsong which is filling the air.  But all of these signs seem to indicate a renewal: a new life cycle and new beginnings.  For me, there is an increased sense of hope and the potential for better things to come.

    It has been a challenging time for so many of us in many different ways over the last two years, and there are new challenges emerging all of the time.  However, it has been interesting to hear from many people that they found a new, or renewed, appreciation for nature and the natural world over the last year or so.  For some people, they found themselves less busy and some people found that they valued the beauty of the wildlife and green spaces around them to a greater degree than before.  Perhaps some of us have always had an appreciation for the wonder of nature, but it is my hope that as we tentatively begin to fill our lives with more activities and perhaps begin to be a bit more ‘busy’ again, that we can still find a few moments to stop and see the wonderful signs of spring and new life which are important to us, wherever and whatever those may be.

    With every good wish for a joyous springtime and blessed Eastertide,

    Keith Johnson

    (Organist at All Saints' Church, Helmsley)      

                                                 

      

     


     

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    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.
    Amen.

     

    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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