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
It is with deep regret, but also with a sense of realism, that I as Vicar, and the PCC, in consultation with the Bishop of Whitby, have decided to suspend public worship for the moment. The number of infections is rising steeply and we need to do everything we can to stay safe.
Meanwhile we are increasing our offer of online worship to include Compline on Tuesday evenings at 9pm. Please note that during lockdown our Sunday service will be at 10am rather than 11am.
We do hope that you might like to join us for some of these services. You can choose to have your microphone and camera off or on, so that you can be anonymous or not.
Prayers and very best wishes
SERVICES ONLINE :-
Monday – Friday :-
10.00am Morning Prayer
10.00am Eucharistic Worship
ALL HELMSLEY PARISH ZOOM TRANSMISSIONS ARE AT :-
Or dial: 0203 051 2874
Meeting ID: 335 003 2015
ALL SAINTS CHURCH HELMSLEY IS OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER :-
Four persons are permitted at any one time. It is a statutory requirement to wear face masks.
Wednesdays - 10am-Noon
Sundays - 10am-Noon
The Helmsley Herald is available on the website for now.
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.