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

13-Jan Weekend Email with Livestream Link


In this email:
  • Sunday’s Services
  • Artificial Intelligence study course
  • Ink Cartridge Recycling
  • Diocesan Vacancies
  • Bishop’s Open Garden
  • 2024 Programme for St Helen’s Fellowship
Annual Parochial Church Meeting – 24th April 2024, 7.30pm





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).



Artificial Intelligence – study course

We are planning our sixth Study Course which will be on Artificial Intelligence and will take place during the Summer Term 2024. If you have a particular interest or expertise in this area and would like to join the planning group then please contact Roger Payne, email:



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



Diocesan Vacancies

There are currently three part time administrative vacancies within the Diocesan Office.  If you are interested in a job supporting your parish and which would fit around childcare or other caring responsibilities, please see details on the vacancies page of their website – Diocesan Roles Vacancies – The Diocese of St Albans (



The Bishop of St Albans will be opening his garden on four Sundays in February and March for people to come and look at the display of snowdrops.  Those who came to visit in the summer will know that the garden is delightful, it also has an appeal to visitors in the spring as the snowdrops herald the end of winter .

The two acres of garden is an oasis in central St Albans and only open to the public on selected Sundays in the spring and the summer.

Spring opening days are 18 February, 25 February, 3 March and 10 March.  Entrance is £5 per person (children free) and dogs on leads are welcome.

Footwear suitable for the time of year is advised.

All money raised is donated to the Beds and Herts Historic Churches Trust

Abbey Gate House, Abbey Mill Lane, St Albans AL3 4HS.


St Helen’s Fellowship
MEN AND WOMEN welcome at St Helen’s Fellowship! Programme below. Unless otherwise stated all meetings are held in The Mead Hall between 2.45 and 4.15 pm. The cost is £2 per week and 50p for transport if required. 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

18th January          Adventures in the Far East -Thailand and Malasia
Rev’d Richard Banham

25th January          Social with Fun Quiz

1st February           Holy Communion

8th February           The Cruel Sea Part 1
The Film (Abridged Scene Setting)

15th February         The Cruel Sea Part 2 with talk and model ship

22nd February         Social afternoon

29th February          Head Gear – An invitation to show and tell your story

7th March               Holy Communion

14th March              Save a space for puds (sub £3 this week)

21st March             Chair exercises with Sarah Donnelly

28th March             Maundy Thursday Reflections 





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




Monday 15th January
9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
11.15am – 112.15pm Following the Message Study Group
7.30pm – 9.15pm Bell Ringing Practice

Tuesday  16th JanuaryScaffolding in Lamer Chapel
9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday 17th January
9.30am – 11.00am The Ark Parent and Toddler Group

Thursday  18th January
2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship at Mead Hall



Friday 19th January

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

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