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

10-Apr Midweek Email





In this email:
  • Upbeat concert in aid of Azalea
  • Easter Trail
  • Contemporary Evening Worship
  • Diary Changes – Easter holiday
  • AI Study Course
Annual Parochial Church Meeting – 24th April 2024, 7.30pm







Easter Trail – Find the Story Stones!

During the Easter holidays, why not go on a short adventure with the family? Walk from St Helen’s Church in the village to St Peter’s Church, Gustard Wood to find all 13 stones which tell the Easter Story. Click here to download a leaflet which includes a map of the trail and description of the stones to look out for. Use the app ///what3words to navigate to the stones. If you get stuck, there are picture clues on line. Have fun!



We have been delighted to welcome Thomas and Honesty and their family to St Helen’s.  Thomas has offered to run an informal introduction to British Sign Language after church on Sunday 21st April from 11 15-11.45. All welcome.

School Easter Holidays
29th March – 14th April 2024
  • Coffee in the Chancel is closed on Monday. Holiday opening hours on Tuesday and Saturday,10–11.30am.
  • ‘Following the Message’ group will not be meeting on Monday. Back in church at 11.15am on Monday 15th April.
  • ‘The Ark’ Parent-and-Toddler group will not be meeting on Wednesday. Sessions resume on Wednesday17th April at 9.30am, St Helen’s Church.
  • St Helen’s Fellowship will take a short break over the holidays, sessions resume on 18th April at 2.45pm, Mead Hall



Faith in Artificial Intelligence?
Our next study course will take place at St Peter’s Church,Gustard Wood AL4 8RU on Thursdays 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd May at 7.30 pm. The course is titled ‘Faith in AI?’. The sessions will be as follows:
Session 1 – 2nd May – with Revd Canon Dr Tim Bull
‘What is AI?’
Session 2 – 9th May – with Revd Martin King
‘Faith in Algorithms?’
Session 3 – 16th May – with Brian Edwards
‘Risks and concerns’
Session 4 – 23rd May – with Alison Brennan
‘Human consciousness and whether or not this could ever be simulated by a machine’
There will be a video recording of the first session and a summary will be produced each week if you are unable to attend all four sessions.

For more information contact Roger Payne at


Ink Cartridge Recycling

Do continue to bring in your ink cartridges to St Helen’s Church! Do your bit to save the planet  – just pop them into the box in the Chancel.

*Please note: we can only recycle ink cartridges, not laser or toner cartridges

We are expanding !!! … and are looking for a Frontline Mobile Outreach Officer! 

This exciting full-time post involves taking our mobile outreach van to where the needs are greatest.

We are looking for someone who has experience working within the field of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. Van driving experience is not needed.

We would love to invite you to pray with us that we will find the right person for this job, please do send the job spec to anyone who you think might be interested.

If anyone you know is interested in this post, or if you have any questions, please email to find out more.



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




Monday 8th April
1.30pm – 2.30pm Funeral service for t/l John Wackett
7.30pm – 9.15pm Bellringing practice

Tuesday  9th April10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday 10th April
12.00pm – 1.00pm Visiting Bellringers

Thursday 11th April



Friday 12th April

Saturday 13th April
9.15am – 10.00am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
2.00pm – 2.45pm Visiting Bellringers
7.00pm – 10.00pm Upbeat concert

Sunday 14th April
10.00am – 11.00am Parish Communion
10.00am – 11.00am St Peter’s Praise