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

12-Oct Midweek Email



In this email:

  • Deanery Evensong
  • Vacancies at St Helen’s Church
  • People’s Plan for Nature
  • One World Week – Climate Justice – Friday 21st October
  • Cards for Good Causes

Deanery Evensong on 23rd October, 6.30pm
at St Nicholas Church Harpenden

All welcome as our 12 churches in our Deanery
gather for an annual event to worship together.


Help us find our next…
Director of Music & Organist

We are recruiting our next Director of Music and Organist and need your help…

Do you know someone who plays the organ and loves singing?  Please forward this email to them and ask them to think about applying OR to pass on the info to anyone suitable.

Do you sing in a choir or play in an Orchestra?  Similarly, you could forward this email – or takes some copies of the flyer / poster to hand out.

Could you put the poster up somewhere musicians are likely to see it?  There are copies in church

Click the link to visit the website page with all the infomation. 

Parish Safeguarding Officer 
Safeguarding is at the heart of the Christian faith and requires action by all churches to promote a safer culture.  St Helen’s and St Peter’s in Wheathampstead is looking for a replacement Safeguarding Officer to ensure the continued care and protection of all children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in our church activities.  This is a voluntary position which will involve liaising with the Rector, Churchwardens and providing a bi-annual report to the PCC.

Suitable candidates will need experience of working with vulnerable groups and should be willing to have an enhanced DBS check, undertake relevant safeguarding training and provide references.  Please email Helen Caldwell, to request a copy of the job description or a copy of your CV to or call 07974 762997 to discuss the position. Deadline for applications is 31st October 2022.

People’s Plan for Nature
Following our series on the Care of Creation, here is a new venture which you may not have heard of. Three respected environmental organizations; the RSPB, the National Trust and the Wildlife Trusts, are very concerned about the impact  of proposed new weakening of legal protection for the environment, contained in the Government’s draft Bill. They want those of us who value the natural world to stand together and be counted. Here is an opportunity to use our ‘Voice’ on behalf of Creation- we encourage you to take a look.


After a two year gap, Cards for Good Causes will be returning to the United Reformed Church, Vaughan Road, Harpenden AL5 4ED  on Friday 21 October until Friday 16 December, 9.30am – 4.30pm. Saturday 1pm – 3pm.

As in the past we will have a wide range of Christmas cards available representing a large number of charities, as well as Advent calendars and candles, stocking fillers, wrapping paper, decorations and other festive gifts.


Death Notice
Many of us will remember Ann Hayes who lived in the village for many years and was a Pastoral assistant with Gillian Burland at St Helen’s before retiring to The Isle of Wight. We had the sad news from her son, Will, that Ann died on 28th September. Her funeral and cremation will take place on 28th October but Will tells us that the family are not expecting people from Wheathampstead to make the journey. However they are expecting to bring her ashes to be interred at St Helen’s at a later time with a service of remembrance.

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

Monday 10th October9.00am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel
11.15am – 12.15pm Following the Message Study Group1.30pm – 3.00pm Funeral Service for  t/l Jeannine Walton followed by burial in the churchyard
7.30pm – 9.15pm  Bell Ringing Practice

Tuesday 11th October9.30am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday  12th October9.30am – 11.00am  The Ark Parent-and-Toddler Group10.30am – 11.30am  Coffee NOT in the Chancel via Zoom1.30pm – 3.00pm  English Lessons for Ukrainians
4.15pm – 5.30pm  Year 7 Donuts Afternoon

Thursday 13th October2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship

Friday 14th October7.00pm Choir Practice

Saturday 15th October9.15am – 10.00am  Celtic Morning Prayer10.00am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel

Sunday 16th October10.00am – 11.00am  Parish Communion Service
3.30pm – 4.30pm  Kids Worship