St Helens Church, High Street, Wheathampstead, St Albans, AL4 8AA. Worship Times: Livestreamed at 10am every Sunday


03-Apr Weekend Email with Livestream Link


 

 

Celebrate New Life!

Jesus is risen on Easter Sunday – a day of joy and celebration! With beautiful sunny skies forecast for Sunday, wrap up warm and join us at our outdoor services at St Peter’s and St Helen’s Churches.

  • Easter Sunday Services and Livestream link
  • “Get Out and About” Reflective Prayer Trail & Easter Activity Trail for Children and Families
  • “Love your neighbour” Easter Egg giveaway
  • News about Linda Thomas who is in hospital, and John Grace who received a very special gift!

 

 

 

EASTER SUNDAY SERVICES

 

 

Son Rise Service
5.30am, St Peter’s Churchyard

An inspiring service that starts in darkness and ends with rejoicing at dawn’s first light. Join as we start a new fire to signal new life at Jesus resurrection.

8am Holy Communion – St Helen’s.
Service of using traditional language from the Book of Common Prayer in St Helen’s Church

 

Outdoor Easter Communion
10am, St Helen’s Churchyard
A celebratory Easter service, suitable for the whole family. During the service, there will be opportunity to look at our wonderful Easter Garden created by the Wheathampstead community. See the stone rolled away from the tomb! This service will be livestreamed. To watch at home, please click on this link.

 

Collect a leaflet from St Helen’s Church and make your way to St Peter’s Church, Gustard Wood using the Reflective Prayer Walk. The leaflet has prayers, readings and suggestions for reflection on the way. You may like to carry your palm cross. For children and families, there is an Easter Activity Trail full of stuff to do. Available now in the back pew of St Helen’s Church or print your own copy here:
Collect an Easter Egg from St Helen’s Church to give away to a neighbour. Easter is the perfect time to connect and say ‘thank you’ for their support over the past year. Spread the good news of Easter! There are gift tags and cards in the basket – please help yourself. Or you may prefer to share your homebaked goodies?
Please pray for the continued recovery of Linda Thomas, our Children’s & Families Minister.  She was taken into hospital earlier this week where they discovered she had a perforated bowel.She had surgery on Friday, which went well, and is “feeling blessed” that the operation was a success.  She will be in hospital for at least another week awaiting further tests.

 

Next week we return to having a Sunday Parish Communion Service,
at 10am in St Helen’s Church.
The service will continue to be live-streamed, so you will still be able to watch online, but those who wish to return to worshipping in the building may do so.
We will however, be observing the social-distancing guidelines
and therefore we can only accommodate approx. 60 worshippers at one time.
We recommend arriving early to help us get everyone seated safely
before the service begins.

 

Our very own John Grace has been chosen for a special honour, in recognition of his many years of faith-filled service to the Church and wider community.  One of only four recipients from our Diocese, John received Royal Maundy Money from the Queen, a tradition that dates back to King John in 1213.
The specially struck coins presented to the recipients include  four penny, three penny, two penny and one penny pieces and add up to the number of years of the monarch’s age.Usually this gift is awarded by the Queen in person, on Maundy Thursday, but due to restrictions John received his special coins with a lovely personal, hand-signed letter from Her Majesty.

We are delighted that John has been publicly recognised for the amazing work that he carries out in private!