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

11-Dec Weekend Email


  • Sunday’s Services
  • Energy Fund Appeal 
  • Advent and Christmas events and services
  • Singers needed for Carol Singing!
  • Community Christmas Day Lunch
  • Scout Christmas Post
  • Bereavement – Revd Jill Hazelwood RIP





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 or click here to view from our website.



Energy Fund Appeal

We need your help to cover the dramatically increased costs of our energy bills. Our October gas bill has gone up by 3.4 times the amount from last year. Even with the very small benefit of the Energy Bill Relief Scheme, we estimate that our annual gas bill will increase by £10,000 and electricity by £2,500.

We really appreciate whatever you are able to donate; you will actively be supporting how we can continue our ministry and maintaining St Helen’s as a warm and vibrant hub at the heart of our community. Please click here to donate online. If you missed the appeal you can find full details here

God bless you,
Richard & Helen.



If you are available to volunteer as a Sidesperson on Sun 18th Dec at 7pm or Sun 1st Jan at 10am, or make coffee for the 10am Christmas Day service, then please contact Helen Caldwell on 07974 762997 or




This Wednesday from 7:30pm – Beer & Carols at The Ele.

Do They Know It’s Christmas? Come to our jolly sing-a-long at the The Elephant And Castle for instant festive cheer. Grab a pint and sing a Christmas carol – don’t let it be a Silent Night! Tell us what you did Last Christmas while we Rock Around the Christmas Tree. We don’t want a lot for Christmas, there is just one thing we need – your presence! Join us for a Wonderful Christmas Time!


Help! Enthusiastic Singers needed to Spread Christmas Cheer


We need your help!  There are several members of our congregation and wider community who are housebound and would be greatly cheered by a brief visit from Carol Singers. So, please come and join us on Tuesday 20th December starting at 6pm as we travel round the village spreading joy as we go.

We will meet at MacIntyre Home on the High Street, and end up back at The Reading Rooms for one last sing-along and a thirst quenching drink. For our planning it will be important to know numbers, so please click here if you can help and we will send you further details.

Remember, you don’t need to be a great singer – we are looking for cheerful and enthusiastic!



The post box will be in the church from 24th November


We are very sad to let you know that Rev’d Jill Hazelwood has died.  She died peacefully at home on Tuesday morning, having been ill for a number of years.  Jill was an immensely caring person with a humble and gentle nature. Her first career was as a primary school teacher – and she taught generations of children at St Helen’s School through which she is very fondly remembered.  Her deep spirituality and quiet determination led her to be one of the first women ordained as a priest in the Church of England. She combined her ministry with her teaching role beautifully showing amazing pastoral care to young and old alike.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.  Please pray for Colin, and Jill’s wider family in their grief.

Once her funeral and memorial services are arranged, we will let you have the details.


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




Monday 12th December9.00am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel
11.15am – 12.15pm  Following the Message Study Group
7.30pm – 9.15pm  Bell Ringing Practice

Tuesday 13th December10.00am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel
2.00pm – 3.00pm  St Albans High School for Girls Prep Christmas Service

Wednesday  14th December9.30am – 11.00am  The Ark Parent-and-Toddler Group
10.30am – 11.30am  Coffee NOT in the Chancel via Zoom
7.30pm – late Beer and Carols at The Elephant and Castle



Thursday  15th December9.15am – 11.30am  St Helen’s School Christmas Services
2.45pm – 4.15pm  St Helen’s Fellowship Advent Celebration
6.00pm – 10.00pm  Wheathampstead Community Group Christmas Singalong

Friday 16th December7.00pm – 9.00pm Choir Practice

Saturday 17th December9.15am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
1.30pm – 2.30pm Wedding of Amy Dunton-Payne and Daniel Gover

Sunday 18th December
10.00am – 11.00am All Age Communion
3.30pm – 4.30pm Kids Worship
7.00pm – 8.00pm Traditional Carol Service