7.30pm: Peter Knight's Gigspanner in concert
St Helen's Church, Alveston
Peter Knight - fiddler and vocalist of Steeleye Span. His idiosyncratic style, which effortlessly traverses several genres has been an inspiration to many. Peter created his own trio 'Gigspanner' with guitarist Roger Flack and Afro-Percussionist Vincent Salzfaas to explore traditional music and song and related themes. World music, classical, African, folk-rock, Cuban sounds all make up the Gigspanner mix.
Our former vicar David Pole has now retired. Until we have a new vicar at St. Helen's, please contact church warden Elaine Lee on 01454 419322 or email: .
The Benefice of St. Helen’s Alveston includes St. John’s Elberton and St. Mary’s Littleton with Pilning and Severn Beach.
We seek to welcome both our regular congregations and visitors and to serve the wider community through our Church life, whether through pastoral care, occasional offices or service and involvement in our wider community life and activities.
St. Helen’s was consecrated in 1885. During the recent re-ordering, the pews were removed allowing a wider breadth of worship, services and use.
There are two Sunday services at St. Helen’s every week; 8am service is Holy Communion; 10am service is: ‘First Sunday’ teaching service once a month, ‘Family’ service once a month and Holy Communion two/three times per month.
There is a Holy Communion Service every Tuesday at 10am.
Our monthly range of worship is both traditional and contemporary from Book of Common Prayer, through Common Worship and Taizé services.
Hospitality is important to us. We aim to be a friendly and inclusive church where everyone can find a home. With Christ as our head we seek to create a community where all feel loved and accepted.
St Helen's Church would like to see its premises used by the local community. It can provide a large area for your club, organisation activities, tables and seating for up to 150 persons, a kitchen for light refreshments and disabled toilet facilities.