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

01-Jun Midweek Email


In this email:
  • Jubilee Celebrations
  • Half Term – Diary Changes
  • Pray for 5
  • Wheathampstead Scarecrow Trail
  • Charity Plant Sale – Thank You
  • Volunteers needed!






How are your plans for the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend coming along?  If your road is not having a street party – or even if it is – we encourage you to join us for a Picnic on Rectory Meadows on Saturday 4th June from midday to 4pm. There will be stalls and activities organised by the Parish Council.

On Sunday 5th June we will celebrate Pentecost (the Gift of the Holy Spirit to us all and the birth of the Church) at our 10am morning service and you are invited to join us for a Platinum Jubilee Evensong at 6pm. 


Diary Changes Next Week
Half Term: 30th May – 3rd June 2022

  • Coffee in the Chancel will open on Tuesday and Saturday, 10-11.30am. Closed on Monday
  • “Following the Message” group will not be meeting on Monday. Back in church at 11.15am on Monday 6th June
  • “The Ark” Parent-and-Toddler group will not be meeting on Wednesday. Sessions resume on Wednesday 8th June at 9.30am



After the very first Ascension Day the disciples gathered with Mary, devoting themselves to prayer while they waited for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ picks up this tradition and encourages us pray that God’s Spirit might work in the lives of 5 friends.

To download the Prayer Journal written by Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, click here.
To download his Reflections on 1 Peter, click here.

Printed copies are available in church.

St Peter’s Charity Plant Sale
We are pleased to confirm that we had a very successful Charity Plant Sale at St Peter’s Church for Rennie Grove Hospice Care last Sunday and raised a total of £1,063 for the hospice in only 1.5 hours. Thank you to all the contributors for the support and to all the customers who donated so generously.

Kath Andrews and Gill Rouse

Volunteers needed to help at St Peter’s group cleaning day on Sat 11th June at 10am. Please contact Keith Andrews (832267) for details.



Events and Activities this week (at St. Helen’s Church unless otherwise indicated).
Please ask if you need further details




Monday 30th May
7.30pm – 9.15pm  Bellringing Practice

Tuesday 31st May
10.00am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday 1st June
10.30am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel via Zoom
1.30pm – 3.00pm  English Lesson for Ukrainians

Thursday 2nd June – Spring Bank Holiday
2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship



Friday 3rd June – Queen’s Jubilee

Saturday 4th June
9.30am – 10.00am  Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel
12.00pm – 4.00pm  Jubilee Picnic at Rectory Meadows
6.00pm – 7.00pm  Jubilee Evensong

Sunday 5th June
10.00am – 11.00am  Parish Communion Service