Welcome to the website of St Thomas, Musbury
Helmshore Road, Helmshore, Rossendale, Lancashire. BB4 4JR
In this renewed period of local lockdown. Whilst several restrictions are now in place to keep everyone safe it is still permitted to attend a place of worship providing that appropriate social distancing and other precautions are in place.
At the moment, our Sunday services will take place as usual (St Thomas’, 9.15, St James’, 10.45) but we strongly encourage everyone to use a face covering whilst inside the church building.
If anyone is feeling unsure about coming in to church then please join in with our services on our Facebook pages. You will be able to download the order of service from Facebook or our website.
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Face Coverings Update
Please note that despite the localised lockdown we are still permitted to hold public services in church. This is a privileged position for us and so we hope that everyone will take extra care to maintain social distancing and follow all the measures we have in place in church. Please consider wearing a face-covering inside church.
Please note that from Sunday 9 August face coverings in church will be compulsory. We have people making face coverings for those who would like them - please contact Fr David (07539 264279).
Bishop Philip talks here about Facecoverings .... please click this link
We are always incredibly grateful for the financial gifts people make for the work of the Church in Helmshore. We rely entirely on donations from the public. During the current pandemic our income, like so many others, has been hard hit. We have now set up an on-line donations facility using PayPal. If you would like to make a gift please click on this link :
To follow the Facebook broadcast for Sunday 9th August, and to view the service sheet, click on the following link : EUCHARIST
The July edition of Musbury Bulletin can be found on the dropdown tab on this home page ........ or click HERE
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A prayer :
Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy in this time of uncertainty and distress. Sustain and support the anxious and fearful, and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in
Christ Jesus our Lord.
I hope that you find something useful here but if you can't find what you're looking for, please get in touch.
St Thomas' is a beautiful village church with a thriving congregation in the heart of the village of Helmshore.
Our Church is open to everyone and we try to always offer a warm welcome. We are part of the Church of England's Diocese of Blackburn.
We have a Church Hall for hire - a great space for parties, celebrations and events. The Hall has recently been renovated and offers a clean bright environment for you to enjoy.
We are a Christian community centred on worshipping and serving God. You would be very welcome to join us for any of our services but equally to call in for coffee and cake or lunch in our Refectory. Our worship at St Thomas' is firmly Church of England and we welcome people from all backgrounds and all ages.
If there is something special you would like to talk about, questions you would like to ask, a space for some quiet time, or someone to pray with of for you, then please do not hesitate to speak to one of us - there is always someone available. If you are exploring your faith in Jesus Christ - or even struggling with - then please be in touch.
Our Church family is here to serve our parish and we would be delighted to get to know you.
Fr. David Stephenson
Telephone : 07539 264279
Telephone : 01706 210284
Telephone : 07724 895070