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

02-Apr Weekend Email with Livestream Link



In in this email:
  • Services on Sunday
  • Holy Week and Easter Events
  • 40 Green Ideas for Lent
  • Climate Change Short Course
  • Order your CD of Lockdown Music from St Helen’s
  • Watford & Three Rivers Refugee Partnership (WTRRP)
  • School Easter Holidays – diary changes

Holy Week and Easter are just around the corner.  If your friends or neighbours used to come to church, why not take this opportunity to invite them back to Church.

Our Easter Evensong at 6pm, Sunday 24th April 2022 will be an opportunity to say farewell to Rob Milner as he moves on to be Director of Music at a church in London Diocese.


Join us in St Helen’s Church for our Parish Communion Service at 10am. 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.

This Sunday join us outside at 3.30pm in the churchyard to plant and finish our Easter garden. We will start with refreshments and finish with a retelling of the Easter story and a blessing of our garden. Dress warmly and bring a trowel if you have one.

Holy Week and Easter Events 
On Palm Sunday, April 10th, we are meeting at St Peter’s at 0845 so that we are ready to leave at 0900 to walk to St Helen’s via New Bridge. There we will meet a donkey (as you do!) and proceed to St Helen’s church for our Palm Sunday Parish Communion 10 am.

40 Green Ideas for Lent 2022

Here is the last of our 40 Green Ideas for Lent, for the week starting Monday up to Palm Sunday.
Click on the image to see the details.

Ideas from previous weeks can still be seen on our website.
Let’s do what we can to help take care of our planet.



Our next study course starts on 21st April at 7.30 pm in St Peter’s Church, Gustard Wood and runs for five weeks. It is based on the book ‘There Is No Planet B’ by Mike Berners-Lee. The book is introduced as follows:

Feeding the world, climate change, biodiversity, antibiotics, plastics, pandemics – the list of concerns seems endless. But what is most pressing, and what should we do first? Do we all need to become vegetarian? How can we fly in a low-carbon world? How can we take control of technology? And, given the global nature of the challenges we now face, what on Earth can any of us do, as individuals?

In the first session we will take an overview and ask what exactly is climate change and what are its implications. The next three sessions will look more closely at Food, Transport and Energy respectively. In the last session we shall look at the Christian perspective and what it means.

Each session will involve both presentations and discussion The sessions are open to all and prior knowledge is not required although it might be helpful to have a copy of the book and to have read the relevant sections in advance.

St Helen’s in Lockdown
Music CD

Rob has put together a CD containing 80 minutes of the best music he produced during Lockdown. These are free to anyone who would like one, with a suggested donation of £10 towards the UNHCR Ukraine Appeal.

Please email Rob ( if you would like to reserve a CD. 

A special notice from
Watford & Three Rivers Refugee Partnership (WTRRP)
Dear Friends
We really appreciate your help in donating food and toiletries during these difficult times and over many, many years. We’re now giving food, toiletries, sanitary products to 70 – 75 people and families per month. However, during the pandemic we had to change our modus operandi, and we are changing again. Instead of giving our clients food in kind etc, we intend giving them Supermarket vouchers, subject to having finance, enabling them to buy exactly what they need. This also avoids the multiple handling of food and the inevitable shortages of some goods.

You might ask, “How can I Help”. The simple answer is to make a donation via our website or set up a Standing Order. If you require any help with this, please contact me. Finally, my sincere thanks for your support and interest in our work over many years, and which I hope will continue. Do please visit our website for up-to-date information.

Mick Hayter – WTRRP Volunteer

2nd – 18th April


  • Coffee in the Chancel – Open as usual on Saturdays. Please note changes to weekday opening times below.
  • Following the Message – break for Easter. Resumes at 11.15am on Monday 25th April
  • The Ark Parents and Toddlers Group – break for Easter. Resumes at 9.30am on Wednesday 27th April
  • St Helen’s Fellowship – not meeting on 14th April. Resumes at 2.45pm on Thursday 21st April

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

Monday 4th April
7.30pm – 9.15pm Bell Ringing Practice

Tuesday 5th April
10.00am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday 6th April

Thursday 7th April
2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship at Mead Hall

Friday 8th April
6.30pm – 9.00pm  Choir Practice

Saturday 9th April
9.15am – 10.00am  Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel

Palm Sunday 10th April
9.00am – 10.00am Palm Sunday Walk from St Peter’s (meet at 8.45am)
10.00am – 11.00am  Parish Communion Service

This email is sent from an account we use for sending messages only.
If you want to contact us, don’t reply to this email – we won’t get your message.
Instead, please send emails to