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

09-Sep Weekend Email with Livestream Link



  • Sunday’s Services
  • Season of Creation video
  • Year 7 Donut Wednesday – starts next week!
  • St Helen’s Fellowship
  • Friends Valuation and Jewellery Talk
  • Haven Afternoon Tea – book your place!
  • Prayers for Peace
  • Reader Licensing service





Message from Richard:
Thank you for your prayers.
Some of you will know that I was somewhat preoccupied with family concerns last week whilst leading the 10am service and at the Parish BBQ.  I am pleased to say that after an overnight stay in hospital for observation, our son Sam is back home safe and well.  (Claire was with him throughout, which is why she wasn’t around.)  Thank you to those of you who knew and were praying for him and us.  To those who didn’t know, I’m sorry if I appeared a little distracted at times.  With grateful thanks – Richard









Join us in St Helen’s Church for our Parish 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.


Relaxed, informal and friendly with more modern worship music.  If you’ve never been before, why not try St Peter’s Praise at 10am tomorrow?  All are welcome at St Peter’s Church, Gustard Wood (just past Mid Herts Golf Club on the way to Kimpton).



From 3rd September to 1st October we are celebrating the Season of Creation along with many other churches across the world. Click here or on the image to watch the video which was shared in our service on Sunday. To see subtitles, click on the CC symbol at the bottom of the video.





St Helen’s Fellowship
MEN AND WOMEN welcome at St Helen’s Fellowship! Programme below. Unless otherwise stated all meetings are held in The Mead Hall between 2.45 and 4.15 pm. The cost is £2 per week and 50p for transport if required. Anyone who would appreciate a lift to meetings, please ring Gill Gwinn who will be able to tell you if we can help with this. Thanks.

Louise Edwards 01582 621197
Jill Bareham 01582 460394
Gill Gwinn (transport organiser) 07966 469754

14th September Chair exercises with Sarah
21st September Save a space for puds
28th September Social and board games
5th October Holy communion
12th October Greyhound Compassion -Linda and Lucinda with dogs
19th October A Walk around the Pembrokeshire Coast – Pippa Legg
26th October Social and board games
2nd November Holy Communion
9th November Sons of St Albans – Tony Berk St Albans Tour Guide
16th November Stephen Bradley sings to us
23rd November Social and board games
30th November Beetle Drive
7th December Holy Communion
14th December Advent Celebration in St Helens Church





To book your place, go to:





Prayers for Peace
Thursday 21st September
12.30pm – 13.00pm followed by lunch
Led by Bishop John, this prayer session will follow a theme of the impact of war upon the environment and human life and community. The prayer session will be followed by a light sandwich lunch with tea and coffee. All welcome.






Reader Licensing Service
St Albans Abbey 2.30pm Sunday, September 24th 2023

On Sunday September 24th Linda Thomas, our Children and Families Minister, will be licensed as a Licensed Lay Minister (Reader) by Bishop Jane. Everyone is welcome. It would be useful for the cathedral to know how many will be coming. Please email Linda at to give a rough idea of numbers, ideally by Monday 11th.





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




Monday 11th September10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
7.30pm – 9.15pm Bellringing Practice

Tuesday  12th September10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday  13th September
9.30am – 11.00am The Ark Parent and Toddler Group
4.00pm – 5.00pm  Year 7 Donuts

Thursday  14th September
2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship at Mead Hall



Friday 15tht September6.30pm – 10.00pm Friends of St Helen’s Church Talk by John Benjamin

Saturday 16th September
9.15am – 10.00am Celtic Morning Prayer
9.30am – 12.00pm Heritage Weekend – Tower Tours
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
2.00pam – 3.00pm Wedding of Hannah Watters and Jacob Tremlett

Sunday 17th September
10.00am – 11.00am Parish Communion Service
12.00pm – 3.00pm Heritage Weekend – Tower Tours
3.30p0am – 4.30pm Kids Worship