Benefice of Seaview, St Helens, Brading & Yaverland
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  • Photograph of St Helen's Easter Dawn Service on the DuverSt Helen's Easter Dawn Service on the Duver
  • Photograph of St Helen's Harvest Festival ServiceSt Helen's Harvest Festival Service
  • Photograph of St Helen's Harvest Festival LunchSt Helen's Harvest Festival Lunch
  • Photograph of St Helen's Scottish Fiddlers ConcertSt Helen's Scottish Fiddlers Concert
  • Photograph of St Helen's Tricentenary Sunday ServiceSt Helen's Tricentenary Service
  • Photograph of St Helen's Sea ServiceSt Helen's Sea Service
  • Photograph of St Helen's Eco ChurchSt Helen's Eco Church
  • Photograph of St Helens School at the Community Centre for Commemoration of 100th Anniversary of the end of the 1st World War 14 September 2018 St Helens School 1st World War Commemoration
  • Photograph of St Peter's Christingle ServiceSt Peter's Christingle Service
  • Photograph of St Peter's FeteSt Peter's Fete
  • Photograph of St Peter's Pet ServiceSt Peter's Pet Service
  • Photograph of St Peter's Christmas Coffee MorningSt Peter's Coffee Morning
  • Photograph of St Mary's Licensing ServiceSt Mary's Licensing Service
  • Photograph of St Mary's 'No Dig Sunday' ServiceSt Mary's 'No Dig Sunday' Service
  • Photograph of St Catherine's Remembrance ServiceSt Catherine's Remembrance Service

In a world of busyness, change and growing meaninglessness, the Parish churches of Seaview, St Helens, Brading and Yaverland offer a Haven of peace and stability in which to journey through a progressive Christian search for Faith. In order to achieve this we prioritize the following ....

We are committed to maintaining our beautiful historic buildings and sensitively enhancing them so that they remain open for anyone who wishes to enter at any time of the day. We offer rituals of meaning that hold a space for thanksgiving, celebration and mourning, and are very pleased to try and ensure that these baptisms, blessings, weddings and funerals are personal and relevant. We like to work with parishioners to help them craft these ceremonies so that they are contemporary and meaningful. We prioritize pastoral care and being agents of compassion in our communities.

We understand our role in the community as one of Serving and Blessing.

We appreciate that we are just temporary stewards of these holy places and respect the traditions of the historic church. We offer services on a Sunday from the Book of Common Worship, many of which are sung communions. Our clergy and choir are robed for these services and our tradition is middle Anglican.

We understand our worship as one of enriching the lives of people so they can live life in all its fullness.

We are passionate about being relevant to present day society and in developing new ways in which the teaching and life of Jesus can be visualized in an increasingly secular society. We understand that much of the language, theology and imagery of the historic church now has little resonance with contemporary society and the culture of younger generations. We are moving forward with progressive theology and looking at ways in which science, philosophy, psychology and politics impact the historic beliefs of the church. We are open and inclusive, and see God as manifest in all things, present and active. We are comfortable with interfaith dialogue and respect other faith traditions and believe in working with all people of good faith towards a world infused with peace and love. We are committed to working for a society of justice and especially for environmental healing worldwide and on our Island.

We understand our Faith as developing and moving forward into exciting new expressions of belief centred on the Life and Teachings of Jesus and God present in all creation.

Please click on the following to learn about our range of activities that are Not Just Sunday Mornings.

Not Just Sunday Mornings

If you would like to know more about us, or if you would like prayers said for particular individuals or situations, do please contact us.

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