St Helen's Gateley
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St Helen's, Gateley, is an ancient, rustic Church that features a rare pre-Reformation medieval 'rood screen' with eight historic Christian figures.
The Church's Patron Saint Helen - or historically Helena - was the mother of the first Christian Emperor of the Roman Empire Constantine. She was said to have unearthed the Cross of Christ on the outskirts of Jerusalem three centuries after the time of Jesus. This helped set in motion the tradition of pilgrimage to the Holy Land. St Helen is usually depicted in Christian art holding a cross.
[The Upper Wensum Benefice, which includes Gateley Church, is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Norwich’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.]