St Helens Road, Solihull B91 2DA

0121 704 2878 Confessions, Baptisms and Weddings by arrangement

Team Vicar Revd Helen Greenham

OUR VISION for ALL CHURCH MEMBERS

“We seek to respond to the love of God by building a church confident in its faith and active in bringing knowledge of the blessings of Christ to the communities we serve”.

Deputy Wardens: Phil Godfrey 0121 705 3923/Jean Fewins: mobile 07925 688897

Pastoral Care: Beryl Moppett 0121 705 0337/ Barbara Sears 0121 704 1994

Parish Administrators are based off site and contactable: Monday to Friday 9.00am-3.00pm: 0121 705 5350 or office@solihullparish.org.uk

Sunday Services

1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th Sunday 8.00am Eucharist (Order Two)

1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th Sunday 10.00am Eucharist and Sunday Club In addition to the Sunday Club our Parish Youth worker is present at the 10.00 am service on the 4th Sunday and there is a really well attended group for teenagers

3rd Sunday 9.00am Eucharist (Order Two)

3rd Sunday 4.00pm ‘Jigsaw’ All-age worship (no Eucharist)

1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th Sunday 6.30pm Evening Worship in the Chapel (Healing services on the 2nd Sunday of each month)

We meet together to praise and worship God, and to express what’s in our hearts in words and actions, in prayer and music. Worship in a modern space, a strong community feel and a range of traditional and contemporary music.

Children and Families

Jigsaw

Jigsaw meets at 4pm on the 3rd Sunday of each month, a time to get together with others to explore a Bible story in lots of different ways, to sing and pray to God and to have tea together. It’s for everyone and we hope it will be for you!

Messy Church

Join us for some Messy Fun with crafts, celebration time and hot tea. Usually on the second Friday of the month from 4-6pm at St Helen’s Church, St Helen’s Road B91 2DA.

The latest dates and times can be found on our Facebook page.

Members of St Helen’s are involved in the community in a variety of ways, and our building is used for lots of different activities during the week. For more information contact Linda Hicks, Director of Children’s and Families Ministry

Home and Prayer Groups

We have a number of house groups who meet together regularly to study the Bible and pray together. For new enquiries please contact: chrisandjennycarrington@gmail.com

History

St Helen’s Church arose out of a new housing development in the area bounded by Warwick Rd, Seven Star Rd, Lode Lane and Dovehouse Lane.

After the Second World War, there were lots of young families finding friendships in the area. Several of them got together as a prayer group, where they could nurture their faith in less formal surroundings than were available in the Parish Church. This group grew apace and soon they got too big for meeting in private houses. Meanwhile, a plot of about one acre St. Helens Road had been given to the Parish in 1948 by The Revd R H Couchman. 

After much discussion and negotiation, a second hand hut was bought and erected on this plot, mostly by do-it-yourself labour and St. Helen’s Church proper was born. A second hut was added later and a permanent structure built in the mid 1970s.

A new youth hall integrated with the main building, and was dedicated in November 2001. Except for the chapel, which is retained as a place of peace and tranquillity, the buildings were built for multi-purpose use and there are few times when the halls are not occupied by some group, many of them secular.

Hire

To hire out rooms at St Helens or for more information please contact Jeremy Eade at:

Email: solomere@aol.com Telephone: 0121 706 3831 / Mobile: 07543 205399.

Recycling and the environment

Here at St Helen’s Church we have signed up with Terracycle and have a red bin and a blue bin outside the church by the rubbish bins where you can recycle your crisp packets and pet food pouches: https://www.terracycle.com/en-GB/

The environment and climate change: https://www.churchofengland.org/environment