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

02-May Weekend email with livestream link



In this email…
  • “Best Foot Forward”
  • Christian Aid Week
  • Parish Communion Service – in church and livestreamed
  • Stay Connected to the Church Family



As we emerge from the the pandemic we are here to help you navigate your way forward.  We will be running sessions called, “Best Foot Forward” to reflect and learn from the past year so we can face the future well.

The initial sessions will be circular walks starting and ending at St Helen’s Church. Walking at a gentle pace and taking regular stops will create space for our own personal reflection, the opportunity to share our experiences of the pandemic with others, and we will pause to pray along the way.

There will be more information in the midweek email – including details of how to book your place.

(Later in the Spring we will also offer sessions in a “café format” without the walk).



If you’re feeling fit – or want to get fitter – you can help raise funds for Christian Aid Week (10-16 May) by taking their 300,000 Steps in May challenge. This works out at an average of just under 10,000 steps per day for May as a whole.

Get fit, have fun and recruit sponsors to help support Christian Aid’s vital work in many of the world’s poorest communities. Quite a few of them have been disadvantaged even further by COVID-19.

You can sign up for the challenge at, where you will also find a guide to collecting your sponsorship online through a Just Giving page.

There will be more information soon on other, less energetic ways to support Christian Aid Week. If you want to know more, please contact Simon Best (




If quizzing is your thing, you can help support Christian Aid Week this year by joining in a fun-filled online quiz, Quiztian Aid, at 7 pm on Saturday 8 th May. The quiz is suitable for all the family. You can register in advance at and Christian Aid will send you details of how to join in.



Parish Communion Service – 10am Sunday 2nd May





All are welcome to come to St Helen’s Church for Sunday morning worship.  This Sunday will include a review of 2020 and all that we achieved.

Capacity is limited and you are expected to observe appropriate Covid guidelines including the use of face masks, hand sanitiser and social distancing.  Please do not come if you are feeling unwell, or have any symptoms of Coronavirus.  

The service will livestream on our YouTube channel and website. Click here- or on the image above to join our 10am live-streamed Parish Communion service. Or click here to view it via our website.

Stay connected to the church family and join us for Coffee after the service from 11am. Click here,  to join the Zoom gathering. If you need to enter them manually, the details for the Zoom meeting are: Meeting ID: 844 7123 3219 Passcode: 527776.



Though Coffee in the Chancel is currently closed, we look forward to catching up on your latest news at our Zoom gathering on every Wednesday from 10:30am.  Please use the link below to join us!

Coffee NOT in the Chancel 
Meeting ID: 828 3397 7877
Password: 304021


Why not join us for Morning Prayer?  
We meet at 9am from Monday to Thursday and on Saturday using Zoom.

Download the details here including links to the liturgy we follow. 




Help is at hand!
We have set up teams offering both pastoral and practical support, so please let others support you – they are keen to do so! Hilary Hollick is helping organise this – so do contact her by email here, or on 01582 832567.  Alternatively call the village wide helpline “Support for All” on 01582 380910.