St Helens Road, Solihull B91 2DA

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”.

The Team Vicar, Helen Greenham is currently not in active ministry.

Deputy Wardens:

Phil Godfrey 0121 705 3923

Jean Fewins 07925 688897

Pastoral Care:

Beryl Moppett 0121 705 0337

Barbara Sears 0121 704 1994

Parish Administrators are based off site and available :

Monday-Thursday 9.00-1.00pm / Friday 9.00 – 12 noon

Telephone 0121 705 5350 or email office@solihullparish.org.uk
Please contact the Parish Office to discuss weddings, funerals and confessions.

Sunday Services

10.00am Eucharist Service

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

Children and Families – Messy Church

Join us for some Messy Fun with crafts, celebration time and hot tea. Usually on the third Friday of the month from 4-5pm at St Helen’s Church, St Helen’s Road B91 2DA. Booking is essential at the moment, via Linda Hicks.

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. Members of St Helen’s are also very welcome to attend the Junction, currently operating via Zoom – please contact Linda for the link.

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 – Please leave a message on the answer machine and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.