Helen Reeves


I am the Reverend Helen Reeves and I have the pleasure and the privilege to be serving as Assistant Curate in the parish of St George, Gravesend since my ordination in September 2015. I am a Self Supporting Minister (SSM) which means that I work in the parish for a set number of days each week alongside the rector and ministry team.

During my ordination training, I spent two years in the parish of Fawkham and Hartley and one year at St Edmund, West Kingsdown, moving there from my sending parish of St John’s, Sutton at Hone.

My training for ordination was completed whilst still working full time and was undertaken on a part time basis, over three years with the South East Institute for Theological Education (SEITE), now St Augustine’s College of Theology. I am now retired after serving for 28 years as a police officer.

I am married and we have two fantastic children, a beautiful, but mad, Labrador dog and a very aloof ginger cat; who rules the dog (and the rest of us) with a paw of iron! I love the sea, enjoy a good walk, a trip to cinema, a meal out or a glass of wine with friends (not all at the same time!) With all the busyness of life I find setting aside time each day to pray and have some quiet time with God is vitally important; it refreshes and invigorates me for the next task and I thoroughly recommend it.

Recent Posts

Thy Kingdom Come – 10th -20th May 2018 – A Wave of Prayer

Join us and millions of people around the globe in a wave of prayer. Thy Kingdom Come is a simple invitation to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for friends and family to come to faith.  “Prayer moves us closer not only to God, but to one another. It connects us with those whom we otherwise cannot…

Live Lent – Week 5 – Leaving

Jesus invites us to follow him and let go of those things that stop us in our tracks: to let go of status so that we can, like him, kneel and wash feet; to release our fear so that we can, in obedience to him, love one another. Read John 12:12-26 Jesus says goodbye to Bethany and…

Live Lent – Week 4 – Life

Jesus is Good News for the world and for your friends because he came to enable all people to have life, not just some and not just a half-life. Abundant life. For all. Read John 10:1-21 Some of Jesus’ most strongly worded conversations were with religious leaders. Too often the effect of their teaching and…

Live Lent – Week 3 – Light

This week is an opportunity to reflect on the light that Jesus brings to your life and your situation –and on the opportunities and responsibilities we might have as light-bearers. Read John 8:12-20 Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have…

Live Lent – Week 2 – Bread

This week we are thinking about bread. Something that sustains and nourishes us, bread can be a staple food in our diets, something that we often take for granted, but what is it that we need for life and how we might nourish and feed others. Read John 6:35-58 Jesus said to them, “I am the…

Sermons

Finding Time to Meet God

Using the story of Jesus’ transfiguration Helen encourages us to find time to meet with God as that strengthens us for the ups and downs of everyday life.

The Work of Christmas Begins

Christmas may be over but the message of Christmas remains bright and clear – Jesus brings all things from darkness to light and transforms lives. Anna and Simeon recognised this in Jesus and rejoiced, can we do that in our own lives today – recognise Jesus, and reflect his light in our daily routines.

John the Baptist’s Call to Prepare the Way for Jesus

In Advent we wait, listen and watch for the coming of Jesus – a celebration of His incarnation in a stable in Bethlehem and and His future return….. but rather than being passive, Helen talks about how John’s call makes the waiting, listening and watching all about activity.