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

01-Oct Weekend Email with Livestream Link



In this email:

  • Harvest Celebrations – Tomorrow – 2nd October
  • Following the Message – discussion group Mondays 11:15am in church.
  • Help us find our next Director of Music & Organist
  • One World Week – Climate Justice – Friday 21st October


Join us in St Helen’s Church for our Harvest Communion Service at 10am and stay for special “Fruit-of-the-vine Harvest refreshments”.  If you can’t join us in church, please join us online.  Click here or on the image above for the YouTube link or click here to view from our website.

Our Kids Worship Service at 3.30pm is a Harvest Celebration! Fun, informal worship with songs, stories and craft. Especially suitable for primary age children and smaller siblings, but all are welcome. Before the service we have refreshments and craft activities in the Chancel.

This year, we are supporting the Bishop’s Annual Harvest Appeal for the lives of people in Mozambique who have been traumatised and displaced by conflict. Having fled to safety, life still isn’t easy, and many are losing hope. Your support will help on-the-ground, local church partners to reach the most vulnerable; helping to change lives, transform communities and show God’s love where it is needed most. For information, please visit

If you wish to make a donation, please click here.


Help us find our next…
Director of Music & Organist

We are recruiting our next Director of Music and Organist and need your help…

Do you know someone who plays the organ and loves singing?  Please forward this email to them and ask them to think about applying OR to pass on the info to anyone suitable.

Do you sing in a choir or play in an Orchestra?  Similarly, you could forward this email – or takes some copies of the flyer / poster to hand out.

Could you put the poster up somewhere musicians are likely to see it?  There are copies in church

Click the link to visit the website page with all the infomation. 

Parish Safeguarding Officer 
Safeguarding is at the heart of the Christian faith and requires action by all churches to promote a safer culture.  St Helen’s and St Peter’s in Wheathampstead is looking for a replacement Safeguarding Officer to ensure the continued care and protection of all children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in our church activities.  This is a voluntary position which will involve liaising with the Rector, Churchwardens and providing a bi-annual report to the PCC.

Suitable candidates will need experience of working with vulnerable groups and should be willing to have an enhanced DBS check, undertake relevant safeguarding training and provide references.  Please email Helen Caldwell, to request a copy of the job description or a copy of your CV to or call 07974 762997 to discuss the position. Deadline for applications is 31st October 2022.

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

Monday 3rd October9.00am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel
11.15am – 12.15pm Following the Message Study Group7.30pm – 9.15pm  Bell Ringing Practice

Tuesday 4th October9.30am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday  5th October9.30am – 11.00am  The Ark Parent-and-Toddler Group10.30am – 11.30am  Coffee NOT in the Chancel via Zoom1.30pm – 3.00pm  English Lessons for Ukrainians
4.15pm – 5.30pm  Year 7 Donuts Afternoon

Thursday 6th October9.15am – 11.30am  St Helen’s School Harvest Services
2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship

Friday 7th October7.00pm Choir Practice

Saturday 8th October9.15am – 10.00am  Celtic Morning Prayer10.00am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel
1.00pm – 5.00pm  Visiting Bellringers

Sunday 9th October10.00am – 11.00am  Parish Communion Service
10.00am – 11.00am  St Peter’s Praise