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

09-Apr Weekend Email with livestream link



In in this email:
  • Palm Sunday Procession
  • Sunday Service with Livestream  Link
  • Holy Week and Easter
  • Climate Change Short Course
  • School Easter Holidays – diary changes

Our Easter Evensong at 6pm, Sunday 24th April 2022 will be an opportunity to say farewell to Rob Milner as he moves on to be Director of Music at a church in London Diocese.




Join us tomorrow – Palm Sunday, April 10th at 8.45am – as we walk from St Peter’s to St Helen’s via New Bridge (Leave a little extra time for the journey as Lamer Lane is closed – access to St Peter’s is via a diversion up Marshall’s Heath Lane and The Slype)

You may wish to bring the palm cross you received in the mailing. Meet and say hello to Dash the Donkey at Ash Grove from 9:30am, then proceed to St Helen’s church for our Palm Sunday Parish Communion Service at 10am.



Join us in St Helen’s Church for our Palm Sunday 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 or click here to view from our website.


Our Easter Garden
On Sunday April 3rd, families and children at Kids Worship helped to create a beautiful Easter garden. we then shared the Easter story together.

Do have a look in the churchyard and perhaps add a few small plants or flowers in a pot.



Easter Flowers

If you would like to contribute to Easter flowers in church in memory of a loved one, please contact Ruth Coles at 01582 712330 or email






Our next study course starts on 21st April at 7.30 pm in St Peter’s Church, Gustard Wood and runs for five weeks. It is based on the book ‘There Is No Planet B’ by Mike Berners-Lee. The book is introduced as follows:

Feeding the world, climate change, biodiversity, antibiotics, plastics, pandemics – the list of concerns seems endless. But what is most pressing, and what should we do first? Do we all need to become vegetarian? How can we fly in a low-carbon world? How can we take control of technology? And, given the global nature of the challenges we now face, what on Earth can any of us do, as individuals?

In the first session we will take an overview and ask what exactly is climate change and what are its implications. The next three sessions will look more closely at Food, Transport and Energy respectively. In the last session we shall look at the Christian perspective and what it means.

Each session will involve both presentations and discussion The sessions are open to all and prior knowledge is not required although it might be helpful to have a copy of the book and to have read the relevant sections in advance.



2nd – 18th April


  • Coffee in the Chancel – Open as usual on Saturdays. Please note changes to weekday opening times below.
  • Following the Message – break for Easter. Resumes at 11.15am on Monday 25th April
  • The Ark Parents and Toddlers Group – break for Easter. Resumes at 9.30am on Wednesday 27th April
  • St Helen’s Fellowship – not meeting on 14th April. Resumes at 2.45pm on Thursday 21st April







An Important Date!
Annual Parochial Church Meeting
Wednesday 4th May at St. Peter’s at 7:30 pm
All are welcome at our APCM (refreshments provided) which offers you a report on Church activities in 2021 and the financial statements for that year. As we emerge from a period of uncertainty, we must look to the future as our churches come back to life.

We are very keen to be strengthened by new faces on our Parochial Church Council (PCC). The “Job Description” is people committed to our new vision of “Living God’s Love in our Community” and able to help us work so we can make a difference for the people of Wheathampstead and Gustard Wood. PCC Members are leaders in our church and trustees of our charity.  More info from Stephen (PCC Secretary) 01727 863490




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




Monday 11th April
6.00pm – 7.00pm Compline
7.30pm – 9.15pm Bell Ringing Practice

Tuesday 12th April
6.00pm – 7.00pm Compline
10.00am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday 13th April
6.00pm – 7.00pm Compline

Maundy Thursday 14th April
8.00pm – 9.00pm Communion of the Last Supper



Good Friday 15th April
9.45am – 11.45am  WCT Procession of Witness, Service in Churchyard then refreshments in church with crafts for children

2.00pm – 3.00pm  The Nail – a reflective service
6.30pm – 9.00pm  Choir Practice

Saturday 16th April
9.15am – 10.00am  Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel

Palm Sunday 17th April
5.00am – 6.00am Son Rise Service at St Peter’s Church
10.00am – 11.00am  Easter All Age Communion Service





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