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

Bereavement during the Pandemic

Funerals are being significantly impacted by the current pandemic. At present, we are able to take bookings for funeral services in church (with restrictions on the number attending), graveside services and funeral services at the crematoria, keeping to guidelines of hygiene and social distancing. 

Not attending a funeral is a very difficult experience and may add to the pain of a loss, especially if loved ones are not able to say goodbye properly. We are able to offer a livestreamed service and video-recording if required. In addition, the Church of England has  produced a simple reflection for mourners who are unable to attend a funeral – please click here. You may also wish to show that you care, even though you can’t be there, by lighting a candle online at

Please be assured that we will be praying for you and your friends and family, whether or not you have had a church funeral. If you require pastoral support or wish to speak to our Rector regarding the possibility of a memorial service at a future date where more people can be present, please call 01582 833144.