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

03-Feb Weekend Email with Livestream Link


In this email:
  • Sunday’s Services
  • Messy Church – click on the image to book your family ticket
  • Pancake Party – volunteers needed!
  • Lent Course 2024
  • St Helen’s School – vacancy
  • Bishop’s Open Garden
  • 2024 Programme for St Helen’s Fellowship
Annual Parochial Church Meeting – 24th April 2024, 7.30pm









Join us in St Helen’s Church for our All Age 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.


Join us at Kids Worship – 3.30pm in St Helen’s Church. 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.




Wheathampstead Churches Together is pleased to offer the SPCK York Lent course this year – God Has No Favourites by Carmody Grey, with five sessions, starting 15th February. The main idea is to share different experiences of Christianity and explore what the bible says.  Course leaders have an audio with a relaxed conversation expanding on topics raised in the course booklet with contributions from people of different Christian backgrounds, and booklets will be available for everyone attending.

A choice of times and venues is offered. If you would like to join us, please sign up using this link or contact the church office 01582 834031


VACANCY – Lunchtime Supervisor

St Helen’s Church of England Primary School are looking for someone to join their lunchtime supervisory team, Monday to Friday, 12-1.30pm, term time only.  You would work both in the dining hall and outside on the playground / field.

Some of the duties include:

  • Supervise the pupils when they are in the dining room eating lunch, encouraging good social skills and manners
  • Clear up the dining room after the lunch break including clearing any food and wrapping left on the tables, wiping the tables and chairs, and sweeping the floor.
  • Supervise activities and maintain the health, safety, welfare, good conduct and safeguarding of pupils during the midday break, having regard to special or additional needs.

For more information and an application form, please contact the school office on 01582 832106 or email


St Helen’s Fellowship
MEN AND WOMEN welcome at St Helen’s Fellowship! Programme below. Unless otherwise stated all meetings are held in The Mead Hall between 2.45 and 4.15 pm. The cost is £2 per week and 50p for transport if required. Anyone who would appreciate a lift to meetings, please ring Gill Gwinn who will be able to tell you if we can help with this. Thanks.

Louise Edwards 01582 621197
Jill Bareham 01582 460394
Gill Gwinn (transport organiser) 07966 469754


8th February           The Cruel Sea Part 1
The Film (Abridged Scene Setting)

15th February         The Cruel Sea Part 2 with talk and model ship

22nd February         Social afternoon

29th February          Head Gear – An invitation to show and tell your story

7th March               Holy Communion

14th March              Save a space for puds (sub £3 this week)

21st March             Chair exercises with Sarah Donnelly

28th March             Maundy Thursday Reflections 





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




Monday 5th February
9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
11.15am – 12.15pm Following the Message Study Group
7.30pm – 9.15pm Bell Ringing Practice

Tuesday  6th February9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday 7th February
9.30am – 11.00am The Ark Parent and Toddler Group
8.00pm – 10.00pm Developing Disciples Course

Thursday  8th February
2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship at Mead Hall



Friday 9th February

Saturday 10th February
9.15am – 10.00am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel

Sunday 11th February
10.00am – 11.00am Parish Communion Service
10.00am – 11.00am St Peter’s Praise
3.30pm – 4.30pm Kids Worship