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Christmas Service Times for St Mary’s

Sunday 25th: Mass of Christmas Dawn 9.00am Friday 30th: Mass of the Holy Family 12.30pm Sunday 1st: Mass of Mary, Mother of God 9.00am Friday 6th: Mass 12.30pm Sunday 8th: Mass of the Epiphany 9.00am, Epiphany Carol Service 6.00pm Many thanks, Fr Kentigern

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“Who Cares?” – conference

On Saturday 16th of April a day conference on the topic ‘Who Cares?’ will consider Christian care in the community. The day will be introduced by the Anglican Bishop of Carlisle James Newcome. His keynote speech will be followed by small group discussions of End of Life Care, Mental Health Issues, Dementia and Stress. The […]

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Lastingham and its neighbours in the 7th & 8th centuries: talk at HAHS

Monthly talks with the Helmsley Archaeological and Historical Society continue in October with Professor Richard Morris on “Lightnings, clouds and saints: Lastingham and its neighbours in the seventh and eighth centuries“. The talk will ask why so many religious houses were founded in Anglo-Saxon Ryedale, introduce new evidence for their devotional life, surroundings and connections, […]

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Songs of Praise comes to Kirkbymoorside

The annual Songs of Praise in Ryedale, as part of Christian Unity week, which is celebrated throughout the UK, takes place this year in All Saints Church in Kirkbymoorside at 6.30pm on Sunday 25 January. This is very much a celebration in song, readings, uplifting music and the community together in sharing their commitment to […]

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Suspected thefts from local churches‏

Please be aware of a vagrant type male who is living rough and suspected of stealing from churches. He is believed to be in the Helmsley area but could of course visit other areas. Any sightings or suspicious circumstances, please ring the Police on 101 immediately. If you are involved with any church/chapel etc please […]

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York Minster revealed

From every angle, York Minster dominates the city around it. You have no doubt walked past, or even through, it many times, and heard all the superlatives: second largest Gothic building in northern Europe, nearly two thirds of the medieval stained glass in England, the central tower large enough to fit the Leaning Tower of […]

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Pickering church wall paintings

All Saints Church in Helmsley has some pleasant wall paintings, but they are 19th century, and don’t compare in historical interest or artistic merit with the medieval wall paintings in St Peter and St Paul church, Pickering, which are one of the underrated treasures of Ryedale. The Pickering paintings are the subject of the March […]

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Christmas Trees at All Saints Church Helmsley North Yorkshire

Helmsley Christmas Tree Festival 2013

Do come and see a wonderful array of local trees this year at All Saints Church decorated by local businesses and community organisations on the theme of Christmas Carols. There will also be a Teddy bear Trail around the town with prizes to be won! The event runs from 6th – 19th December Entry forms […]

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Rare opportunity to visit Scotch Corner Chapel

The John Bunting Chapel at Scotch Corner will be open to the public on Saturday September 14, as part of Heritage Open Days. John Bunting was born in London in 1927, evacuated to Yorkshire in 1939 and studied at Ampleforth College. There he met Robert Thompson, whose trademark mouse is on furniture throughout the school, […]

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Poverty and Homelessness Action Week

This major national campaign (26.1.2013 – 3.2.2013) has been running each year since 2008. It brings together two special Sundays which have been marked in UK churches for many years: Homelessness Sunday and Poverty Action Sunday. The Week aims to: raise awareness of the issues of poverty and homelessness in the UK raise funds for […]

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All Saints gravestones to be saved

Tons of soil will be imported into the churchyard at All Saints Church, Helmsley, in the hope of stabilising gravestones that might otherwise become unsafe because areas of ground have caved in.  The town council is seeking quotations to undertake the work.

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Christmas Trees at All Saints Church, Helmsley

A Festival of Christmas Trees at All Saints Church

Our show of thirty Christmas trees in our beautiful newly-lit church is taking Helmsley and the whole of Yorkshire by storm! Watch coverage by BBC Look North on both last Thursday and Friday evenings: After these were broadcast we had a thousand visitors over the weekend. Do come to see a wonderful array of distinctive […]

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Helmsley Chapel Teddy Bear Trail comes to an end

During August the Helmsley’s Methodist Church in Ashdale Road was the home for many very cute teddies who took part in a a special trail. Members of the congregation took part by dressing teddy bears to represent members of the church family. Each teddy had a name and each one represented the many ways in which […]

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Lightening the darkness in All Saints

Major  improvements are due to start at historic All Saints’ Church, Helmsley. The vicar, the Rev Tim Robinson, says the work includes provision of a toilet and new lighting.  He said: “Over the next two months we will not be able to come and go to All Saints as we might wish while the work […]

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New Methodist Church website

In readiness for the start of the new Ryedale Methodist Circuit, which comes into being on the 1st of September, Today sees the launch of the new circuit website – www.ryedalemethodist.org.uk ‘The Ryedale Circuit’ replaces Malton Circuit, Ryedale Circuit and the Pickering Circuit, which now become one. The new website will replace any websites relating […]

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Slideshow: A floral tribute to Her Majesty the Queen

The display is open to the public at All Saints Church, Helmsley from today until June 5th. Created with flickr slideshow. The flower arrangers who have created such a wonderful tribute are: Brenda Wilson, Judith Ingle, Catherine Gledhill, Jan Titchmarsh, Marguerite Weyer, Sylvia Creaser, Christine Mannings, Vanessa Allen, Sue Fitton, Val Moorby, Virginia Roper, Barbara […]

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A Helmsley ‘Tribute in Flowers’

To Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will be at All Saints Church, Helmsley from June 1st – 5th. The church will be open throughout from 10.00am – 6.00pm. (please note church services will contiue as normal). Jubilee Reception and Concert An opportunity to view prior to the opening on June 1st. Reception 7.00pm with […]

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