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Online Services and Readings 

We ceased live-streaming services in January 2023, having first begun almost as soon as the first Covid19 lockdown was introduced in March 2020. On 17th March, the Archbishop of Canterbury announced that all public worship would be suspended. Revd Mary and our Worship Team immediately set up a pattern of worship: Every morning Prayer for the Day was posted on the 'St Helen's Church Ashby de la Zouch' Facebook page at around 8am, and every evening Night Prayer (Compline) was streamed live on Facebook at 9pm; and Wednesday and Sunday services were streamed live on Facebook, not from church but from contributors homes (or gardens.)

Recordings of all services were made available here on the website, as were orders of service and hymn sheets. 

One of the biggest challenges was how those within the congregation without computers could take part, but people soon buddied up to allow wider participation. And music was made possible by four members of the choir working hard every week recording themselves singing hymns, psalms, communion settings and anthems etc, to be cleverly melded into a unified sound. Over time what we did evolved, services moving to the Flagstaff Facebook page, and sometimes including some clever stuff on Zoom. We even managed a full nine-lessons-and-carols carol service video.
When church re-opened there were still on-line participants who appreciated the inclusion that live-streaming allowed them, and live-streaming continued until the start of 2023.  Below is an archive of some of the services from that time.


Orders of Service:



18th September 2022 - Special Commemoration Service for her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

30th January 2022 - Farewell service for Rev'd Mary

25th December 2021 - Christmas morning Holy Communion

24th December 2021- Christmas Eve Holy Communion 'Midnight Mass'

19th December 2021 -  Christmas Carol Service 

28th November 2021 - Advent Carol Service

14th November 2021 - Remembrance Service at The Bath Grounds

31st October 2021 - Memorial Service: a service to remember those who have died 

29th August 2021 - Breedon open air service

11th July 2021 - Holy Communion (including intercessions suitable for the day of an important football match!)

4th July 2021 - All-Age Service - outdoors (and indoors!) at the Heritage Centre & on-line


4th April 2021- Easter Sunday - Holy Communion for Easter Sunday

4th April 2021- Easter Sunday - Holy Week stories for children (& a song!) - a happy day

2nd April 2021- Good Friday - 'Witnesses'

2nd April 2021- Good Friday - 'The Last Hour'

A selection of our favourites from 2020

25th December 2020 - All-Age Holy Communion (including firework!)

24th December 2020- Holy Communion 'Midnight Mass'

24th December 2020- Children's Nativity & Carols

24th December 2020- Prayer for the Day Jesse Tree Advent Calendar, Day 25 - Mary

20th December 2020- Compline Advent Antiphons - O Key of David

20th December 2020- Service of Christmas Carols and Readings

28th September - Prayer for the Day What's Stewart doing in his attic??

24th September - Prayer for the Day Where do you live?

19th September - Prayer for the Day Working on the 'garden' of our heart

14th September - Prayer for the Day Playing second fiddle

1st September - Prayer for the Day Forgiving yourself

27th August - Prayer for the Day - Shoes!

24th August - Prayer for the Day. The Harry Moment ...

13th August - Morning Prayer

9th May - Our Morning Prayer. The Glad Game ...

25th April - Our Morning Prayer. This is the day that the Lord has made ...

18th April - Our Morning Prayer. Be more goose...

Services for Holy Week At Home (2020):

Holy Week at Home Services and Hymns
We have created a little gallery from our previous Easter Celebrations
12th April - Easter Day

11th April - Our Morning Prayer - Holy Saturday

10th April - The Seven Last Words - A Service of Reflection for Good Friday

10th April - Our Morning Prayer

9th April - Maundy Thursday 

9th April - Our Morning Prayer

8th April - Our Morning Prayer - The Little Things ...

7th April - Our Morning Prayer

6th April - Our Morning Prayer - In Everlasting Arms ...

5th April - Our Morning Prayer - Rejoice Always ... 
Helen Starkey, 22/03/2020