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

13-Feb Email from St Helen’s & St Peter’s Churches



Don’t miss all the other good stuff!

Many of us have found in the past year that our world has become smaller and our horizons are not as wide as they once were.  To broaden our perspective welcome Ian Harvey, our mission partner in the DR Congo to give us an update on the school we are partners in building and share with us news of the Kimbilio Project.  (the link to the livestream service is near the bottom of the email)

Help us stay in touch – make sure we’ve got the right contact details for you.

Dates for your diary:

  • Ash Wednesday Zoom Service – 17th February at 7:00pm. Ashes for home use available for collection from St Helen’s Church from Friday 12th February.
  • Save the date: Annual Parochial Church Meeting – Tuesday 27th April at 7:30pm via by Zoom. The APCM offers you a report on Church activities in 2020 and the Financial Statements for that year.

Last, but by no means least, there are opportunities to connect to other church members socially on Zoom at 11am on Sunday and Wednesday. 

God bless you – Richard




Staying in touch with St Helen’s & St Peter’s Churches

In the past year, we’ve all realised just how important it is to stay in touch. Over the course of the pandemic, St Helen’s and St Peter’s Churches sent regular newsletters and emails to everyone in our church family for whom we held postal and email addresses.

Help us be more efficient with our communication by ensuring that your contact details are correct and up to date. If we already have a postal or email address for you, you would have received a letter or email asking you to check the information we have about you is correct.

We want to keep in touch with you. Those who have already responded, thank you. If you haven’t replied yet, please do check your details and let us know if they’re right or need to be corrected. You can also update your details by following this link.


An Invitation into the season of Lent

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a 40-day season marked by repentance, reflection, and ultimately celebration. This year, we meet on Zoom at 7:00pm for a service of prayer and music to mark Ash Wednesday on 17th February. Join us via this link. (Meeting ID: 865 6612 8176; Passcode: 440783).

Little packets of Ash for use at home during the service are now available to collect from St Helen’s Church. Or you could be creative and use something at home.


Staying Connected …

Though Coffee in the Chancel is currently closed, we look forward to catching up on your latest news at our Zoom gathering on every Wednesday from 10:30am.  Please use the link below to join us!
Coffee NOT in the Chancel
Meeting ID: 828 3397 7877
Password: 304021


Click here – or on the image below to join our 10am live-stream service. Or click here to view it via our website.

Click here, or the picture above to join the Zoom gathering for Coffee After the Online Service on Sunday from 11am.  This will include the opportunity to discuss the themes in the sermon, (but only for those who wish to).If you need to enter them manually, the details for the Zoom meeting are: Meeting ID: 844 7123 3219 Passcode: 527776.




Help is at hand!
We have set up teams offering both pastoral and practical support, so please let others support you – they are keen to do so! Hilary Hollick is helping organise this – so do contact her by email here, or on 01582 832567.  Alternatively call the village wide helpline “Support for All” on 01582 380910.  


Be part of this historic effort!

Communities 1st and partners have been busy recruiting volunteers to support the vaccination centres.

Over 2,400 volunteers have now signed up and provided 5,300 hours of support for community vaccination sites in a variety of roles, from stewarding to front of house.

It is expected that a further 3,000-4,000 volunteers will be needed over the coming weeks as more vaccination centres open up.

Anyone who would like to volunteer in a non-clinical role can sign up here: