ABOUT ST HELEN
St Helen was the mother of Emperor Constantine, the Roman Emperor who introduced Christianity, largely, it is thought, through her influence. Helen is a significant figure in shaping the religious landscape of a large part of today’s world. Helen went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and was said to have discovered a piece of the cross on which Jesus was crucified. That is why the church community of St Helens in Ashby has decorated St Helen, our fantastic female, with small crosses. On the back of St Helen we have made a collage of photographs showing the life of St Helen’s church today. The church is more than the building – it is mainly the people who live and worship together.
Credits to St Helens Church