St Helen's Church
St Michael's Church
Cathedral of the Fylde Appeal
St Helen's Church is a Grade 1 listed Church and is now recognised with Blackburn Diocese as the Catherdral of the Fylde. St Helen's is open daily from 10am - 4pm for you to have a look around the beautiful stained glass windows and other historic interests. There are points of interest around the church for you to learn some of its interesting history.
The church has recently undergone major roof refurbishment at a cost of fifty thousand pounds as we had major leaks throughout the church roof, damaging some valuable items. So if you have enjoyed your look around St Helen's Church we do ask if you would be so kind to make a donation to help cover this cost.
Click for more information on how to help with the ongoing cost.
Are you an adult who would like to take Communion but you generally don’t because you weren’t confirmed as a child? Well, now is the time to think about doing something about this please have a word with me and we will arrange your confirmation.
Anyone considering Confirmation should contact either
The Rev Andrew Wilkinson – 01995 602294
If you wish to arrange a Baptism/Christening at Garstang St Helen’s
Church Churchtown can you please see or telephone -
Mrs Audrey Ashbridge
(Reader) on 01995 238748.
Our Safeguarding Oficer is Arthur Cartain email@example.com 01995 601684
Latest Information from St Helen's
Following the Prime Minister's guidance on the 23rd March we have closed the church doors for the foreseeable future, this is a tough, challenging and uncertain time for all of us but together we shall get through it.
Since the outbreak of COVID19 it has brought to the forefront how strong our community spirit is, not just here in St Helen's but far and wide. Everybody has had to adapt rapidly to the current situation, not only to protect ourselves and others but to keep the country going.
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.
(Prayer taken from The Church of England Website)
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Our local Churchtown in Bloom team have been working exceptionally hard behind the scences to help the community as they cannot get out due to Lockdown, unless of course following guidelines of social distancing. We have a closed online group within Churchtown making sure all residents are kept safe and well and stocked up with food. At these times of uncertainty even a quick phone call to say hi can brighten up anyone’s day, if you are a resident of Churchtown and would like to join please contact Karen 07530 817098. Sadly at this time we cannot add anyone from further afield, however we will endeavour to point you in the right direction for a group in your area.
The below are some useful contacts to assist with essential services and deliveries.
Please share this information with our neighbours who have not got access to the internet
Garstang Volunteer Force
The phone lines are manned 10am - 4pm each day
Shopping orders and delivery, arrangements have been agreed with Aldi, Booths and Catterall Co –op
Prescription collection and delivery from Kepple Lane
Pension collection on Tuesday and Thursdays only
Chat buddies to help lessen isolation
ALL CALL HANDLERS, CHAT BUDDIES DELIVERERS ARE DBS CLEARED VOULENTEERS
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