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St Helen

Our main act of worship is at 10am each Sunday and everyone is invited to stay and enjoy tea or coffee and fellowship together afterwards. There is a Sunday Club for children and a Crèche every week, except the third Sunday, when all ages join together for a shorter service usually without Holy Communion.

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.

We meet together to praise and worship God, and to express what's in our hearts in words and actions, in prayer and music. Our vision for all church members is that:

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. .


Where we are

St Helen – St Helen's Road, Solihull B91 2DA

Come and meet our Vicar!
Rev'd. Helen Greenham is the Vicar of St Helens and Director for Children's and Families' Ministry in the Solihull Team.
  
 
You can contact Rev'd Helen by emailing  helen.solihullparish@gmail.com  or by phoning her on 0121 704 2878. ( Helen’s day off is a Wednesday.).


 Groups for Adults

Growth Groups
Growth Groups aim to create a friendly, informal and safe environment in which people are free to be involved or not. We aim to develop mutual trust within the group and provide a forum to help each other by:
  • Sharing, questioning and exploring joys, experiences and doubts about faith.
  • Discussing scripture and its relevance in today’s world.
  • Sharing in prayer
  • Developing mutual support and care for each other
  • Sharing social times together

Growth Groups are led by ordinary members of the congregation.

Even if you don’t see yourself as a ‘joiner’, please be assured that our Growth Groups are all welcoming and unthreatening. Your views and ideas are as valuable as any others. All our groups are different and you are welcome to try out more than one. Or join any of the groups for a one session “taster” before deciding.
We really do want you to join us and for you and us to help each other.
Contact : Chris Carrington 0121 705 0902     chrisandjennycarrington@googlemail.com

 
Lydia Group     1.30pm    Monday afternoons twice a month in term time
Lydia is a Bible Study group for women. We usually follow a Bible study booklet and also share a time of prayer for people and issues we are concerned about.  We are a friendly, welcoming group and the friendships we develop are important to all of us. We offer a warm welcome to any women who would like to join us.
Contact : Moira Wyatt 0121 705 0311
 
Cameo              2.15pm   First Wednesday of each month.
CAMEO (Come and Meet Each Other) fosters fellowship and social contact amongst the local community and seeks to be welcoming to everyone, male and female, of whatever age.  Our varied programme includes talks by speakers on a wide variety of topics of interest, to stimulate learning, awareness and enjoyable discussion.  We also hold social events and arrange visits to places of interest.  New members and visitors can be assured of a very warm welcome.
Contact : John Mee            marjohn,mee@tesco.net
 



 Community

Wednesday Lunch Club : 12.30pm     Every Wednesday
We provide hot lunches for people in the neighbourhood who live alone or who are lonely or disabled.  Those who come look forward to the regular outing, the good food (always freshly cooked) and the fellowship they share.  We can usually arrange transport where needed.
The club is run by 40 volunteers working on a once a month, or fortnightly, basis.  Help is always welcomed – cooks, drivers and general helpers.
Contact : June Paddock                  w.paddock64@btinternet.com
 

Caring for Others
We seek to be a caring church, concerned for the needs of one another and of those outside our church community.  Please tell our Vicar or one of our Readers if you need help yourself, or are particularly concerned about someone else.  A pastoral visit may be appropriate or other practical help may be needed.  They will also be pleased to hear of ways in which people are able to offer help, e.g. by giving lifts to and from St Helen’s, or by visiting those who are lonely or alone.
Contact : Sheila Cross       sheilacross3@googlemail.com
 



For Family Fun . . . .









We have a very special and comfortable Chapel, which offers a haven of peace 
and quiet for busy lives.

St Helen’s Chapel



 


Giving

We are so grateful for all the financial support St Helen’s receives by way of donations, most of which is in the form of regular, planned giving by the congregation. 
Nearly all our regular givers make their donations by way of standing orders and those who have taxable incomes have also signed Gift Aid forms. 
This is really worthwhile as it enables us to reclaim the tax they have paid, increasing the value of their gift by some 25%.
 
If you would like to :
    • Make a donation to St Helens
    • Start giving regularly to our Church 
    • Find out how you can Gift Aid your donations
    • Just get more information
Please contact the St Helen's Stewardship Recorder.

Thank you for your interest in the Planned Giving Scheme which does so much to further God's work in Solihull.  


 

  
Worship

Our regular worship is as follows: (to confirm service times please phone: 0121 704 2878)

Sunday
8.00am             Holy Communion in Chapel – Book of Common Prayer
10.00am            Eucharist

Third Sunday – All Age Worship (usually non-Eucharistic)

6.30pm             Evening service – including a monthly service of Wholeness and Healing (usually 2nd Sunday) and a monthly informal Evening Eucharist (usually 3rd Sunday)

Tuesday
10:00am           Tuesday Prayers in Chapel

Friday
10.00am            Eucharist in the Chapel

 
Groups for Children

Contacts : 
Linda Hicks  0121 270 7390 l.hicks.solihullparish@gmail.com

 
Crèche : 10.00am   Sundays
There is a crèche every Sunday for babies and children too young for Sunday Club.  They are made very welcome and are looked after by members of the church family, so that parents can join in the worship.
Contact : 
Rebecca Lee                              rebecca.j.lee@sky.com

 
Sunday Club : 10.00am  every Sunday except 3rd Sunday
We welcome children from the age of about 3½ when they start Nursery school. Our morning commences with singing, prayers and a story and then we divide into groups according to age for appropriate activities.  We aim to make the sessions enjoyable and to tell the children some of the Bible stories and teach the basic messages of the Christian faith. The children come into the main service for a blessing at the altar rail during the distribution of Communion. The teaching is done by members of the church community.  The Sunday Club has always been an important part of the life of St Helen’s and we hope to make children feel welcome and at home both here and in church.
Contact : 
Paula McClenaghan  paulamcclenaghan@yahoo.co.uk

First Communion for children
Solihull Parish offers children the opportunity to receive communion before they are confirmed. We provide teaching and nurturing in advance of a first communion and would be delighted to hear from any family with children who wish to take part in this way. 
Contact : Rev'd Helen Greenham  0121 704 2878

Junior Growth Groups
Children who have completed the First Communion course can join a Junior Growth Group to enable them to develop their faith.
Contact 
Linda Hicks 0121 270 7390   
 
For more information on Children's activities organised across the Parish see our Children's page.
 


 
History of St Helens




 


Contact for Room Bookings: 
Geoff Wyatt: Telephone: 705 0311. 
Email:geoffrwyatt@btinternet.com