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

07-Aug Weekend Email with Livestream Link



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Included in this email:
  • Livestream link for St Helen’s – 10am Parish Communion
  • Latest Covid update – implications for us
  • Catch up with our Choir in Exeter
  • Coffee in the Chancel – Holiday Opening Times
  • How you can support the Foodbank this summer





Join us tomorrow at 10am in St Helen’s for our Parish Communion. Click here or on the image for the Youtube link or click here to view from our website




Over the past eighteen months different members of our congregations have “gone the extra mile” in what they’ve done for the local community, the church and individuals.  Who would you like to nominate as a “Lockdown Hero” to thank them for all they’ve done?   

We will invite everyone nominated to send us their favourite hymns.  In the coming weeks we’ll sing these as our praise to God and thanks for the way individuals have risen to the challenge to “Love our neighbours as ourselves” during the pandemic.

Click here to nominate your hero or heroes.

As Lockdown lifts, we recognise that for some, easing of restrictions brings additional risk to themselves or those they love who remain vulnerable to the virus. As a sign of our love for one another, and in order to to protect you and others who come to church, 

  • We continue to request that face coverings be worn in church.
  • We encourage use of the hand-sanitisers and registering with the Test & Trace QR code.
  • We will keep alternate pews closed, unless we reach capacity.  Then we will fill up the empty pews from the front of the nave.
  • The congregation is now able to sing from behind face masks.
  • We will continue to receive communion in one kind, standing in the crossing.
  • Please continue to have conversations after the service in the churchyard.
  • Post-service refreshments will remain on hold

We will keep these arrangements under regular review. Thank you for your support in this.


Watch our choir ‘live’ on tour!

Last Sunday our choir, supplemented by some choral friends, sung Choral Eucharist on Sunday morning at Exeter Cathedral. To view, the Ninth Sunday after Trinity, click on the link below.


We are not running our Summer Hamper scheme this year. Here is a message from the St Albans & District Foodbank. Please support them if you can. There is also a collection point in the South porch of St Helen’s church.

Can you help us feed children facing holiday hunger this summer. We are running low on many staple items and urgently need donations to ensure we can continue to provide complete food parcels during the school holidays
The items we need the most are:

  • Long life milk
  • Long life juice
  • Rice – 500g or 1k bags
  • Tinned fish
  • Jam
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Tinned potatoes/ instant mash
  • Dessert items
  • Tea bags – boxes of 40 or 80
  • Treat items such as crisps, savoury snacks, biscuits, sweets
Please see our website for donation points, it is super helpful to us if donations can be delivered to our warehouse directly, details and opening times can be found in the same link:…/donate-food/
We are very happy to receive deliveries direct from supermarkets if you find this the easiest way to donate. We appreciate that the minimum spend may be higher than you might want to spend as an individual, so many arrange it between a group of friends, neighbours or family members.
You can also donate money to us for us to spend on items needed, details of how to do this can be found on our website:…/donate-money/
Please make contact with us via social media or our website if you have any questions about any aspect of the foodbank and its services
Thank you for reading and for your continued support
#holidayhunger #EndChildFoodPoverty #communitysupport




Coffee in Chancel is 10 years old in September. We have a special birthday tea planned for October 10th. You are all invited!

P.S. We are recruiting! Speak to Hilary 07712791625 or Sally 07792102646 If you think you could help with serving drinks occasionally – or even with clearing up afterwards.



Staying Connected …

Coffee in the Chancel continues to meet via Zoom 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