St. Helen's Church, set at the heart of the market town of Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, is an historic and attractive 15th century building. It is open daily from 9am until 5pm, giving plenty of opportunity to explore its wonderful history and splendid interior, with a variety of church guides, written and via 'phone app to help you. On Wednesday and Saturday mornings our helpful volunteers will be on hand, and our Heritage Centre will have exhibitions for you to enjoy, and the opportunity for a sit down with a cuppa.
At other times you may wish to sit quietly, to rest and reflect. Or you could join us at one of our weekly services or frequent fellowship and community events.

On Saturday mornings our St Helen's Community Heritage Centre is interactive! Games to play, art to do, and coffee and cake to help it all along.

Coming up:
Christmas Wreath Making Workshop 
Saturday 24th November.
10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
This workshop is fully booked
Brunch on Sunday - What could be nicer than having someone cook you a bacon butty on a Sunday morning? Just come along on the first Sunday of each month from 9.15 for brunch in our Community Heritage Centre. It can be preceded by an 08:30 communion, or followed by All-Age Worship at 10.30. Or just come for brunch! Our next one is December 2nd

Christmas & Advent Services 

2nd December:         
            Advent Carol Service         6.30pm
            & refreshments in the Community Heritage Centre to follow
16th December:        
            Christingle                          3.00pm
23rd December:        
            Christmas Carol Service     6.30pm
            & refreshments in the Community Heritage Centre to follow
Christmas Eve:
            Children’s Carols                 5.00pm
            Communion                        11.30pm
Christmas Day:
            All Age Communion            10.30am

Heritage Talks
The next of our popular monthly heritage talks is 'Uncovering the Past Through a 1000 Years of Place-names, on Monday 3rd December, when Dr Rebecca Gregory, lecturer in English Language & Linguistics at Glasgow University, will talk to us about the fascinating history of local place names.
7.30pm in the St Helen's Community Heritage Centre
£3 including light refreshments

Pomander Making - an event for children to make a lovely orange pomander to take home
Saturday 15th December
10 a.m. to 12 noon
Costs £1 per child
in our Community Heritage Centre

Photography Exhibition We'll let you know as soon as we know when Ashby photography club's fabulous exhibition of photos of the church and in particular our bell-ringers will be unveiled.

Food & food for thought ...
Our Soul Food group is on the second Monday of the month, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, until April 2019, in the St Helen's Community Heritage Centre. The group for young adults begins with a meal, and then a chance to explore topics. Each month of the current series they are looking at one of the Fruits of the Spirit -  love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control 









Mary Gregory, 16/05/2016