Saturday, October 16, 2010

From darkness to light

St Helen's Square and church seen from the Mansion House archway. 

Helen, a devout Christian, was the mother of Constantine who was declared emperor while in York. There are regular Chinese (Mandarin) services held at St Helen's and the church is also a venue for sacred music concerts. Its lantern tower is not unlike that of All Saints, Pavement.


  1. Nice picture. Helena's influence was huge. She and Constantine commissioned the original Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem in 326 and even now you can see huge pillars and mosaics from that. So it's lovely that York commemorates her.

  2. Very nice! ( and I like the way you have "framed" it.