Almighty God, you have created the heavens and the earth and made us in your own image: Teach us to discern your hand in all your works and your likeness in all your children; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit reigns supreme over all things, now and for ever.
26th February, 10.00am
Grand Book Sale in St Helena’s courtyard
26th February, 11.00am – Ash Wednesday
Holy Communion with the Imposition of Ashes
Thursday 27th February, 11.00am
Lent group starts (in church).
A weekly opportunity to reflect together on the Gospel reading for the following Sunday
Monday 2nd March, 1.30pm
Thanksgiving Service for the life of Sue Holdsworth
Saturday, 14 March, 11.00am
A visit from Archbishop Michael to receive George Vidiakin into the Anglican Church in the setting of a Eucharist.
We’d love you to join us!
St Helena’s Remembrance Day service was held on Sunday 10th November.
“We will remember them”
‘Abolish slavery everywhere, forever.’ So read one of the placards under which we walked. At 10am on October 19th, the seafront at Limassol looked just a little different. There were the usual tourists dressed to enjoy the sunshine.
But there were also some 130 people of different ages and nationalities clothed completely in black. Christopher and I were among them. Silently, in single file we walked slowly along the promenade…
(to read the rest of the article, see: human trafficking)
On Wednesday 16th October 2019, some 35 of us enjoyed gathering for wonderful home-made cakes and conversation at St. Helena’s.
Do join us for our next tea at 3.00 pm on Tuesday 14th January. We look forward to welcoming you.
On Saturday 7 September 2019 Bishop Michael collated and instituted the Venerable Christopher Futcher as the new Archdeacon in Cyprus and parish priest of St Helena Larnaca.
At the same service he licensed Christopher’s wife, the Revd Anne Futcher, as archdeaconry social concern officer and an associate priest at St Helena’s.
Advent Calendars have become a familiar feature of Christmas anticipation. Beginning on December 1st (usually before Advent) and ending on Christmas Eve, I can remember when they were filled with different religious images and pictures, rather than chocolates. The idea is to mark each day as special on the countdown to Christmas…
To read the rest, see Christmas Pastoral Letter 2018
Fr Geoff Graham was awarded his Bachelor of Theology degree in a ceremony held at St Paul’s Cathedral in Nicosia.
I suppose the most basic harvest question of all is: was it worth it? It’s a question that is usually related to investment and choices. Did I sow the right crops, invest in the right soil nutrients, weedkillers, machinery, labour resources; did I buy the right quality of seed? Harvest is a time for reckoning….
To read the rest, see Harvest Pastoral Letter 2017
Last year at our Christmas Carol service in Pervolia, one participant wanted to signal her dissatisfaction. She had expected to come to community Christmas Carols, she said, not something that looked a bit more like a church service with prayers and readings. ….
To read the rest, see Christmas Pastoral Letter 2016