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

09-Jan Midweek Email


In in this email:
  • Half Term – changes to church diary
  • Donkey needed!
  • Concert Invitation
  • St Albans Cathedral Learning Department
  • Vacancy – Church Administrator

Diary Changes
Half Term Week: 14th – 18th February 2022

  • Coffee in the Chancel will open on Tuesday and Saturday, 10-11.30am. Closed on Monday
  • “Following the Message” group will not be meeting on Monday. Back in church at 11.15am on Monday 21st February
  • “The Ark” Parent-and-Toddler group will not be meeting on Wednesday. Sessions resume on Wednesday 23rd February at 9.30am, St Helen’s Church

Donkey Needed!
Following the success of our Live Nativity at Christmas, we would love to have a real donkey for Palm Sunday on April 10th.
If you know of someone who has a donkey (not a horse) and would be willing to bring it to St Helen’s for a couple of hours on the Sunday morning, please let Richard or Linda know.  We will happily cover transport costs.

St Albans Cathedral Adult Learning Programme
St Albans Cathedral is pleased to be able to offer a rich and varied Adult Learning Programme which explores topics related to faith, history and culture. Our programme consists of talks, courses and reading groups and, whether participating in-person or online, we provide a stimulating and welcoming learning environment which is open to anyone.
For more information about what we have on offer, please visit our website at or call our friendly Box Office team on 01727 890290.

St Albans Cathedral Library
Located above the Welcome Centre at St Albans Cathedral is a modern theological lending library which boasts a diverse collection of theological works. Our collection also includes some works on local history and fiction and anyone is welcome to come and browse or use the space for private study. Membership is required to borrow books and costs £20 a year (local clergy are able to join for free). For more information, please contact our friendly library team on

Where to find us: St Albans Cathedral Library| 2nd Floor Chapter House| St Albans Cathedral
Opening times: 10am-2pm Mon to Fri | 10am-1pm every first and third Saturday

Applications for the post of Parish Administrator (part-time, 25hrs) for the Parish of Harpenden are now being taken.  To receive details, please contact the parish office:; Tel: 01582 765524.  Deadline for applications is midday, 1 March 2022.  Interviews are expected to be held in the week of 14th March.

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

Monday 7th February
9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
11.15am – 12.15pm Following the Message
7.30pm – 9.15pm Bell Ringing Practice

Tuesday 8th February
9.30am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday 9th February
9.30am – 11am The Ark
10.30am – 11.30am Zoom Coffee in the Chancel

Thursday 10th February
2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship at Mead Hall

Friday 11th February
6.30pm – 9.00pm  Choir Practice

Saturday 12th February
9.15am – 10.00am  Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel

Sunday 13th February
10.00am – 11.00am  Parish Communion Service
10.00am – 11.00am  St Peter’s Praise