Facilities and features
Inside the church there is an easily accessible toilet just through the choir vestry, please ask and someone will direct you.
Although limited car parking is available via Ivan Way or on Church Hill
The church has an induction loop for those with difficulty hearing ,we also have large print hymn books should you need one please ask .
St Helen's is a grade 1 listed parish church
Music and Worship
Like many churches we are always looking for new volunteers to learn the art of bell ringing and join our current team
There are a number of events held through the year including Derwent brass who are always welcome and draw quite an audience.
We were fortunate to purchase an new organ in 2018 thanks largely to generous donations, we have an excellent and talented director of music ,Steve Mansfield and a willing band of visiting organists for when he needs a break.
St Helen's is pleased to have a well supported choir who bring their talents to enhance our services.New members are always welcome ,our music director Steve Mqnsfield would be happy to hear from you if you are interested
Groups, Courses and Activities
Messy church is an opportunity for families to meet together and have some fun as well as learning a little bit about the Christian faith. Held the first Saturday of the month in the Methodist's hall where we come together to welcome families to an alternative experience of church life.
Help for Visitors
A group of volunteers opens the Church on a Wednesday afternoon for chat
We also have a lively group , Sixth formers At LunchTime ( SALT), for local school children on a Wednesday lunchtimefrom 12.00 , where we open the church for the youngsters who may bring their lunch and have a warm drink & a biscuit.
Following on from SALT we have open church 2-4pm where everyone is welcome for a chat and a cuppa
We collect donations for the HOPE centre food bank