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

13-Apr Weekend Email with Livestream Link



In this email:
  • Sunday’s Services
  • Easter Trail
  • Contemporary Evening Worship
  • British Sign Language Taster Session
  • AI Study Course


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).

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.
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

Electric scooter available!
Well-built ShopRider Sovereign 4 model, new in 2011 and has always been stored in the garage and is in very good condition. The batteries do still take and hold charge, although the recipient might wish to replace them if wanting to travel some distance.

Please text Ian Moody on 07956 255266 for further information (inc user manual). He would be happy if it went to someone who was sufficiently pleased with it to make a donation to St Helens Church. Please contact him a.s.a.p, latest by Wednesday 17th April when it will be made publicly available.

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 15th April
9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
11.15am – 12.15pm Following the Message Study Group
7.30pm – 9.15pm Bellringing practice

Tuesday  16th April9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday 17th April
9.30am – 11.00am The Ark Parents-and-Toddlers Group
8.00pm – 10.00pm Developing Disciples Course

Thursday 18th April
2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship

Friday 19th April

Saturday 20th April
9.15am – 10.00am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel

Sunday 21st April
10.00am – 11.00am Parish Communion
3.30pm – 4.30pm Kids Worship