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

13-Dec Midweek Email


  • Singers Needed!
  • Calling bakers and smiley people
  • Warm Coat Scheme
  • Christmas Scout Post – last days!
  • Christmas Lunch on Jesus
  • Volunteers needed for Christmas services
  • Diary Changes – Christmas holidays






Singers Needed!

For our Carols by Candlelight service at 7.00pm on December 17th at St Helen’s we are getting together a choir to lead the singing. Do you sing in a choir and would like to add the harmonies, do you like singing the descants, or do you just enjoy singing carols? All welcome, all ages, Year 5 upwards. Please email Linda if you would like to join us


Gingerbread Angels / Stars
Before the pandemic we had a tradition of visiting all the businesses in the High Street and offering best wishes for Christmas in the form of a gingerbread angel or  star gift. We would like to do this again on Tuesday 19 December.

We need people to make gingerbread angels or stars please (Hilary has recipe and cutters if needed). We also then need people to visit and give away the biscuits! It is a lovely thing to do! So if you are free to help at 10am on the 19th for about an hour please let Mel or Hilary (07712791625) know.


Warm Coat Scheme
The Wheathampstead Community Group is running from the foyer of the Memorial Hall, starting Monday 4th Dec  and continuing through December and January, depending on supply and demand. Good quality warm coats for men, women and children are available if you need them.

If you would like to donate your surplus coats, please drop off at the Memorial Hall. Swapping is not necessary.

The WCG would also like to invite everyone to their Christmas Sing-a-long on Thursday 14th of December at 7:30 in the Memorial Hall.


Thank you for your generous donations towards a Christmas lunch for local families.

We would love for 10-20 members of the St Helen’s family to deliver one or two hampers around Wheathampstead on Sat 23rd Dec – many hands make light work!  Please let Helen (07974 762997) know if you would like to volunteer.



St Helen’s Fellowship
Advent Celebration
MEN AND WOMEN welcome at the last session this year on 14th December – an Advent Celebration in St Helen’s Church, 2.45 – 4.15 pm. Anyone who would appreciate a lift to meetings, please ring Gill Gwinn who will be able to tell you if we can help with this. Thanks.

Louise Edwards 01582 621197
Jill Bareham 01582 460394
Gill Gwinn (transport organiser) 07966 469754




Christmas Holidays

  • Coffee in the Chancel – midweek opening, last day 19th December 2023. Normal Service resumes Monday, 8th January 2024, 9.30 – 11.30am. Saturday opening unchanged.
  • ‘Following the Message’ group – last session on Monday 18th December. Back in church at 11.15am on Monday 8th January 2024.
  • ‘The Ark’ Parent-and-Toddler group will resume on Wednesday 10th January at 9.30am, St Helen’s Church.





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




Monday 11th December9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
11.15am – 12.15pm Following the Message Study Group
2.00pm – 3.00pm St Albans Prep School Christmas Service
7.30pm – 9.15pm Bellringing Practice

Tuesday  12th December9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday 13th December
9.30am – 11.00am The Ark Parent and Toddler Group
4.00pm – 5.00pm Christmas Donuts

Thursday  14th December
9.00am – 4.00pm McIntyre Home Training Session
2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship at Mead Hall



Friday 15th December
Saturday 16th December
9.15am – 10.00am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
4.30pm – 5.30pm Renewal of Vows: Dan and Louise Williams

Sunday 17th December
10.00am – 11.00am Parish Communion Service
3.30pm – 4.30pm Kids Worship
7.00pm –  8.00pm Carols by Candlelight