The heritage of St Helen’s goes back about 700 years, and covers many significant periods of both national and local history.
This year, to mark the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of WW2, and to remember and retell the local stories from that time, there will be a small display featuring memories from local people about the Second World War, with the title ‘Northwich Remembers 1939’.
In connection with this display, St Helen’s hopes to produce a small booklet of memories provided by local people. Anyone who would like to contribute personal stories related to WW2 is welcome to contact Revd Jane Millinchip on [email protected], or call into church on a Saturday morning between 10:00am and 12 noon. If you wish to call in, it would be helpful if you could bring the stories in writing, with perhaps a photo, and also contact details.
On Sunday 15th September, there will be a special afternoon tea, with live music from the Forties, from 2:00pm, followed by a Songs of Praise service at 4:00pm. All the hymns will be traditional well-known hymns.
In addition, it is anticipated that there will be tours up the church tower on the 15th and 22nd September between 2:00pm and 4:00pm. For safety reasons, these tours can only take place when the weather is suitable, and trained guides are on hand. There is also a minimum age of 10 years, which is non-negotiable.
The Heritage Open Days are open to all and free to enter, although donations for tea and cakes are much appreciated.
The opening times during the Heritage Weekends are
Friday 13th September 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Saturday 14th September 10:00 am to 4:00pm
Sunday 15th September 2:00pm to 4:00pm + Songs of Praise service from 4:00pm
Friday 20th September 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Saturday 21st September 10:00 am to 4:00pm
Sunday 22nd September 2:00pm to 4:00pm