St Helens Church, High Street, Wheathampstead, St Albans, AL4 8AA. Worship Times: 8am, 9:30am, 3.30pm


05-08 Email from the Rector


 

WELCOME BACK TO CHURCH!

 

 

Parish Communion service
6th September at 10am

St Helen’s church is open for Sunday morning worship again – Alleluia!  (Everyone is welcome – please note the new time of 10am.)

It will all feel a little strange and different to before and we understand that not everyone will be ready to return.  There will be lessons to be learned as we venture into this new way of worship but lets rejoice that there is some semblance of normality returning.

For those who are able to come, we very much look forward to seeing you in person!  (If you are not able to join us, see below for the link to the Online Sunday Service.)

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Capacity is limited – First come first seated!
  • Everyone will need to wear face masks,
  • Use the hand sanitiser provided
  • Please do not come if you are feeling unwell.
Calling all families!

Whilst we are not able to offer a creche area with shared toys or stories during the service, we would love to see you at our 10am Sunday services. Feel free to bring quiet toys for little ones, or grab an activity pack and borrow our pencils, scissors and glue to have some arty fun around a different story each week.

We are already planning out outdoor family service on Sunday 20th Sept at 3.30 and are excited to welcome families back to St Helen’s church for Kids Worship on Sunday Oct 4th at 3.30pm.

 

In our online Sunday Service this week we welcome our Diocesan Bishop – Rt Rev Alan Smith, Bishop of St Albans – as our guest preacher.  Click this link or the picture of Bishop Alan for this week’s online service. [These are the corrected links due to the technical problems we’ve experienced.]
 

Online Sunday Service

 

 

 

An Important Date!
Annual Parochial Church Meeting
Our APCM will be held on Tuesday 6th October 2020 at 7:30 pm.
Closer to that date a final decision will be taken as to whether we
meet in St. Helen’s Church or virtually on-line.

The APCM offers you a report on Church activities in 2019 and the Financial Statements for that year.

Anyone on the Electoral Roll can vote for new PCC Members and
Deanery Representatives. We have lived through challenging days.
Please join us to reflect on our role in a changing situation.

 

 

Let’s get social…  

We look forward to catching up on your latest news either on Sunday at 11am or Wednesday from 10:30am.  Please use the links below as we gather together using the video conferencing platform Zoom.


Click on the Meeting ID and password to join either session.

Coffee After the Online Service Coffee NOT in the Chancel
Every Sunday at 11am Every Wednesday from 10:30am
Meeting ID: 844 7123 3219
Password: 527776
Meeting ID: 828 3397 7877
Password: 304021

In addition to these social events, you are invited to join us for Morning Prayer.  We meet at 9am from Monday to Thursday and on Saturday using Zoom. Download the details here including links to the liturgy we follow. 

 

 

 

We’re here for you and help is at hand!
We have set up teams offering both pastoral and practical support, so please let others support you – they are keen to do so! Hilary Hollick is helping organise this – so do contact her by email here, or on 01582 832567.  Alternatively call the village wide helpline “Support for All” on 01582 380910.