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

Notices from Sunday’s Pew Sheet

During half term (23-27 Oct), Coffee in the Chancel will open on Tuesday 24 Oct, 10am-12pm and Saturday 28 Oct, 9.30am-11.30am. Normal opening hours resume on Monday 30 Oct, 9am.

Work Party at St Helen’s Church – Saturday 4th November,
Any help with general tidying up to get St Helen’s Church and Churchyard ready for Remembrance Day would be appreciated. For information, contact Stephen 07739 647387.


Message from Mick Hayter (WTRRP Volunteer) Harvest Donations

I am writing to convey our grateful thanks to everyone for the very generous donation of goods to the Watford & Three Rivers Refugee Partnership from your recent Harvest Festival.

Unfortunately our case load continues to grow and currently we are helping over 100 adults plus children. In the period 1st April to 18th September we gave out almost 5 tonnes of food plus toiletries. All families who need support are given a monthly food parcel valued between £25 – £50 depending on family size, as generally they have no access to any public funds nor are allowed to work. Your food, toiletries and other donations will help us to provide some of the basic necessities of life.

We continue to offer support at our fortnightly Drop-In centre, where clients can meet socially, obtain legal help as well as discussing any problems they are experiencing. We really appreciate your continued support and interest in our work and would thank you again for your generous donations. Do please visit our website: for more up to date information.



The Dean’s Lecture: Paul’s Religion – Rules or Relationship?

Date: Thurs, 26th Oct Time: 19:30 – 21:00  Cost:  £6 Venue:  Lady Chapel, St Albans  Cathedral  The Very Revd Dr Jeffrey John, Dean of St Albans Cathedral will be looking at the background to all the letters attributed to Paul and how conversion from Judaism shaped his own understanding of Jesus and understanding of religion as faith and love in contrast to Law.  Contact Caroline Godden –  to book.

“Not such fun to cook for One” Lunch on Sunday 5th November, Mead Hall at 12.30pm. We’re offering a cooked meal, dessert and a glass of wine -please speak to Anne 07790 237760 if you would like to come. Feel free to invite someone you know who might enjoy coming to this lunch but also let them know they  need to RSVP. We welcome people from the village but do only have 40 spaces, so book now. If you would like to help with the cooking or serving, please contact Anne 07790 237760.

Crisis at Christmas Thank you all so much for the hotel toiletries you have contributed to this charity for the homeless during the year. I pass this all on via Jenny who now asks if we can contribute any of the following; unwanted rucksacks, trainers in reasonable condition size 5 and above, unused toothbrushes in original packaging and clean combs. These can be given to me or taken direct to Jenny (address available on request). It is fine to leave items on her door step. Thank you. Louise 621197.