A big Thank You to the many people who donated so generously to the Energy Fund. So far we have received nearly £5,500 in donations and most of these included gift aid which takes the total up to £6,700. We really do appreciate every donation, both large and small, especially at this time when as individuals we are all facing increased costs.
The Energy Fund will help us continue to minister and maintain St Helen’s Church as a warm and vibrant hub at the heart of our community.
We are expecting the cost to increase by more than £12,000 this year.
The fund remains open and further donations can be made via the contactless card reader in church, or by clicking on this linkEnergy Fund, or by a bank transfer – account details availablehere. If you would like to gift aid your bank transfer donation, please contact our treasurer, Madeleine
We are organising a pancake party for all-ages on Shrove Tuesday (21st February) from 5pm at the Chapel Halls. Like the Summer BBQ, this is a great way to express the unity in our church family and mix with members of different congregations and all ages. Put the date in your diary and let us know if you’d like to help.
FRIENDS OF ST HELEN’S CHURCH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Saturday 11th February 2023 at 3 pm in St Helen’s School
Speaker: the well known and entertaining Stephen De Silva, St Albans Cathedral Guide, on Abbot John of Wheathampstead and other local saints. There will be a sales table including local honey and a raffle. Do come!
The Friends would love to have more trustees, including a Treasurer. Please speak to Ruth if you would like to join us 01582 712330 after 31st January.
Events and Activities this week (at St. Helen’s Church unless otherwise indicated).
Please ask if you need further details
Monday 30th January 9.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
11.15am – 12.15pm Following the Message Study Group
7.30pm – 9.15pm Bellringing Practice
Tuesday 31st January 9.30am – 11.30pm Coffee in the Chancel
Wednesday 1st February 9.30am – 11.00am The Ark Parent-and-Toddler Group
7.30pm – 9.30pm Alpha Course in The Rectory
Thursday 2nd February 2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship in Mead Hall
Friday 3rd February
Saturday 4th February 9.15am – 10.00am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
4.00pm – 5.00pm Visiting Bellringers