This week at St Helena’s

 

Who we are

inside of St Helena's church LarnakaSt 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.

Our activities

stained glass window in St Helena's church, LarnakaBesides Sunday services, there are Bible studies, prayer times and pastoral care. Social and fundraising events take place through the year.

Weddings

inside St Helena's ChurchWe 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.

Funerals

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.

Contact us if you would like to know more about St Helena’s, or any of our activities.

St Helena's Church EntrancePrayer of the Week

  • Blessed Lord,
    who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning:
    help us so to hear them,
    to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them
    that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word,
    we may embrace and for ever hold fast
    the hope of everlasting life,
    which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ,
    who is alive and reigns with you,
    in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and for ever.

    Amen

  • 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 Graham

    Katafiyio Retreat House

    Latest information about the retreat house at Katafiyio can be found here.

    Newsletter

    Maggie LeRoy’s latest newsletter, about the crisis and our response to it, is here.

    Survey

    I commend the attached invitation for churchgoers to take part in a survey gathering information about how they have experienced, and are still experiencing, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and consequent lockdowns.

    The authors of the survey have adapted it for use in this Diocese. The information gathered and analysed will provide us with a useful view of the effects of the pandemic on churchgoers, which will help us reflect on what we have learnt during such a time and on what may prove valuable for the future.
    I hope that you might be willing to take part. Hopefully you can just click on the link, otherwise cut and paste:  https://tinyurl.com/ycjmbhpm


    Christopher

    Anne and Christopher Futcher

    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.