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

05-Jan Midweek Email


Included in this email:
  • NEW START DATE: Climate Change: The Science – short course
  • Celtic Prayer Group – returns Saturday 8th January
  • Following the Message – returns Monday 10th January
  • Covid precautions to keep one another safe.

We are planning to start this 5-week course from Thursday 21st April 2022.
Save the dates in your diary!


Celtic Prayer re-starts in St Helen’s Church on Saturday mornings (in addition to Zoom) – 9.15am prior to Saturday Coffee in the Chancel.
All being well, depending on Covid, we are planning that the first gathering will be on
Saturday 8th January.

We look forward to seeing those who used to come but we’ve not been seeing on Zoom and, of course, we would be delighted to see new faces.

Following the Message
Mondays at 11.15am, St Helen’s Church
One hour of lively discussion about the sermon at the previous day’s 10am service. Starts again on Monday 10th January – meet in St Helen’s Church at 11.15am, grab a drink at Coffee in the Chancel beforehand. All welcome!

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

Monday 10th  January
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
11.15am – 12.15pm Following the Message
7.30pm – 9.15pm Bell Ringing Practice

Tuesday 11th  January
10.00am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday 12th January
10.30am – 11.30pm Zoom Coffee in the Chancel

Thursday 13th January
2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship at Mead Hall

Friday 14th January
6.30pm – 9.00pm  Choir Practice

Saturday 15th January
9.15am – 10.00am  Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel

Keeping everyone as safe as possible.
We are committed to taking the steps necessary to keep everyone safe, whilst continuing to offer worship in church for those who wish to attend.  We are fortunate that through investment in technology and the dedication of our team you can join us online for many of our services if you prefer.

“Lateral Flow before you go…” This slogan, coined by the Government, encourages us all to take a free rapid Lateral Flow Test before attending any social gathering or event.  Please take a test before coming to church and stay at home if you have a cold or Covid symptoms. (click here to order free tests by post, or click here to get a code and collect tests from a pharmacy)

Our doors are open, and so are the windows!  Before the services, we will open the windows in the chancel and keep the West Door open.  This will create further air-flow to improve ventilation – so wrap up warm!

Social Distancing.  Alternate pews will be closed, which will help us to keep a safe distance. – This will reduce the capacity of the church, so it may be necessary to turn people away.  We also encourage you not to hang around inside.

Refreshments Al FrescoBecause you can’t drink tea, coffee or mulled wine whilst wearing a face-covering, we will be serving refreshments outside where it will be safer to mix and chat – and easier to do so at a safe distance.

Carry on with face coverings.  The government has made wearing face coverings mandatory at indoor venues.  This means a mask and not a visor, except for those who have a valid exemption.    Thank you for your help with this out of consideration for others.