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

08-Jan Weekend Email with Livestream Link



Included in this email:
  • Livestream link to Sunday’s Service
  • Following the Message
  • Climate Change: The Science – short course
  • Covid precautions to keep one another safe.





Join us at our 10am Parish Communion Service to celebrate the Baptism of Christ. Please see the notes at the bottom of this email about how we are keeping one another safe during the pandemic, and please don’t come to church if you feel unwell. 

If you are not able to join us in on-site, you can still join us online. Click here or on the image for the Youtube link or click here to view from our website.


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!





The Friends of St Helen’s Church needs a Treasurer and Secretary. A fun committee – light duties!

FOR SALE: These lovely cards (with envelopes) are blank inside for your message. £2.50 for a pack of 5. Available from Ruth Coles 712330.


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 Fresco. Because 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. 








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