This week at St Helena’s
Sunday 27th November 2022 Wednesday Sunday’s readings: Sunday 4th December
10.00am – Holy Communion
10.00am – Book Sale in the courtyard
Isaiah 2: 1-5
Romans 13: 11-end
Matthew 24: 36-44
10.00am – Holy Communion
6.00pm – Christingle Service
Sunday 27th November 2022
Sunday 4th December
Who we are
St Helena’s is an English language church in the centre of Larnaca in Cyprus. Since 1907 Christian worship has been offered from our premises.
We are part of the worldwide Anglican communion. Members come from many backgrounds and countries. Our primary work at St Helena’s is ministry to English speakers locally.
Besides Sunday services, there are Bible studies, prayer times and pastoral care. Social and fundraising events take place through the year.
We provide wedding preparation and ceremonies for many couples each year, both local and from the UK. Our weddings are in the Anglican style, either at the church or at one of the several local hotels. The weddings page has more information.
St Helena’s can provide a full funeral service for churchgoers and non-churghgoers alike. This is part of the pastoral mission of the church.
Prayer of the Week
give us grace to cast away
the works of darkness
and to put on the armour of light,
now in the time of this mortal life,
in which your Son Jesus Christ
came to us in great humility;
that on the last day,
when he shall come again
in his glorious majesty
to judge the living and the dead,
we may rise to the life immortal;
through him who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
New service times
Please note that from 27th November, Advent Sunday, the morning services will start at 10am.
Join us in church at 1pm each Wednesday of Advent, beginning on Wednesday 30th November, for homemade soup followed by worship for Advent.
St George in the Forest, Troodos is holding a service of Nine Lessons and Carols on Saturday 3rd December at 4.00pm.
There will be a Christingle Service on Sunday 4th December at 6pm
and a Ladies’ Carol Service on Monday 12th December at 10.30am.
On Sunday 18th December, the morning eucharist will be followed at 11.00am by a carol service.
On Christmas Eve, 24th December, there will be a Eucharist of Christmas Night, and blessing of the Crib at 6.00pm
On Christmas Day, Sunday 25th December, the Christmas Eucharist will be at 10.00am.
Maggie Le-Roy’s latest newsletter, ‘War to Peace’, can be seen or downloaded here.
The Charity Shop in Larnaca is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9.00am until 12.30pm.
Indoor Masking Requirements
From September 1st, wearing a face mask covering nose and mouth indoors is no longer required in indoor public places, including church. However vulnerable people are recommended to continue doing so. It is also still recommended to use hand gel, entering and leaving the church.
You can find the current Diocesan prayer guide here.
A Listening Ear
If you are a Cyprus resident and would like an opportunity to share where you are; how you are in this season, a trained Spiritual Director is available to listen confidentially. Information here.
Safeguarding Mission Statement
St Helena’s Anglican Church makes full commitment to the ongoing welfare and safekeeping of vulnerable children and adults attending this Church at all times.
We undertake the responsibility of all within our Church to protect them as far as is practically possible from abuse of any kind. We will ensure that all proper procedures and guidelines are followed, and that the appropriate person will be assigned to conduct any required investigations. A mentoring system will be in place.
As part of policy and good practice, the following people have been trained to the appropriate level and have been appointed as shown:
Protection Officer (PO): Mrs Marina Peters
Deputy Protection Officer (DPO): Fr Geoff GrahamKatafiyio Retreat House
Latest information about the retreat house at Katafiyio can be found here.
Anne and Christopher Futcher
We look forward to welcoming you to St. Helena’s
St Helena’s Church is part of the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf
The diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf is one of four dioceses in the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, and includes Cyprus, the Gulf States, Iraq and Yemen. In every part of the diocese, except in Cyprus, the congregations are expatriate, with many Christians from Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and the African continent.
You can also visit the Facebook page for Anglican Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf.
Katafiyio Retreat House
This has been a valued place for people to come and spend some time out of regular life, resting and listening to God. The Katafiyio website has more information, if you are interested in visiting.
Bible Lands magazine
This magazine about our Province is produced twice a year and gives helpful insights into Anglican churches and ministries in the Middle East. Consider subscribing to The Jerusalem and Middle East Church Association (JMECA) and become a Friend of our Province.
You can request a copy of the magazine from the JMECA website.