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

13-Mar Midweek Email


In this email:
  • Electoral Roll
  • Join the PCC
  • Celtic Retreat Day – last chance to sign up!
  • Mossy Church
  • Repair Fair
  • Volunteer Postman needed
  • Easter Eggs for Azalea
  • 2024 Programme for St Helen’s Fellowship
Annual Parochial Church Meeting – 24th April 2024, 7.30pm






Notice is hereby given that the Church Electoral Roll of the above parish will be revised by the Parochial Church Council, beginning on Monday 25th  March 2024 and ending on Friday 29th March 2024.

After such Revision, a copy of the Roll will forthwith be exhibited on, or near to, the principal door of the Parish Church for inspection.

Under the Church Representation Rules any persons are entitled to have their names entered on the Roll, if they are baptised, of sixteen years or upwards, have signed an application form for enrolment and declare themselves either –

  • to be a member of the Church of England, or of a Church in communion therewith, resident in the parish; or
  • to be such a member and, not being resident in the parish, to have habitually attended public worship in the parish during a period of six months prior to enrolment; or
  • to be a member in good standing of a Church which subscribes to the doctrine of the Holy trinity (not being a Church in communion with the Church of England) and also prepared to declare themselves to be a member of the Church of England having habitually attended public worship in the parish during a period of six months prior to enrolment.

Forms of application for enrolment can be obtained from the noticeboards iat St Helen’s Church and St Peter’s Church or from the undersigned, and should be returned, if possible, in time for the Revision.

Any error discovered in the Roll should be reported to the undersigned.

Judith Lambert
Church Electoral Roll Officer




Do you care about our church? 

Does Christian faith matter to you?

We need your help to take our vision forward!

Our PCC is the leadership group which makes the important decisions for our church and works to turn our vision into reality.  We need enthusiastic people from a diverse range of backgrounds with variety of skills, experience and knowledge. Meeting are on mid-week evenings, ten times a year for about two hours.  Could you join us?  Click here for a role description and application.  Speak to the Rector or Churchwardens, or an existing PPC member for more information. 





Join us for another of our popular Mossy Church services at St Peter’s at 3.30pm on Sunday 17th March. This time we celebrate St Patrick with Brother Cassian, our guest. Please dress for the weather, as we will will be outside.

All welcome of all ages. Come and worship God outside in nature with craft and collecting activities.



We need help to deliver the WCT Easter services card to 10 houses on Wheathampstead Road/Harpenden Road. If you live nearby, can you help?
Please contact Pauline at



Can you buy an Easter egg to give to the women who are helped by Azalea in Luton? And if possible, add a short message of friendship and support  Final date for donations: Friday March 22nd. – collection box in church.

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

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

21st March             Chair exercises with Sarah Donnelly

28th March             Maundy Thursday Reflections 




This year’s parish golf day will be held at Mid Herts Golf Club on Friday 30th August 2024.  Golf in the afternoon and dinner in the evening.  All standards welcome. An 18 hole pairs or team competition for the Debenhams Ottaway Claret Jug and a 9 hole competition for the Friendship Trophy.  We will be delighted to see spouses and friends at dinner afterwards.  Mark your diaries and we’ll invite participants closer to the time.  Enquiries to Simon Best (07786 704353)





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




Monday 11th March
9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
11.15am – 12.15pm Following the Message Study Group
7.30pm – 9.15pm Bell Ringing Practice

Tuesday  12th March9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday 13th March
9.30am – 11.00am The Ark Parent and Toddler Group
7.30pm – 9.30pm PCC Meeting

Thursday  14th March
2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship at Mead Hall
7.00pm – 9.00pm St Helen’s Singers Rehearsal



Friday 15th March

Saturday 16th March
9.15am – 10.00am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
10.00am – 4.00pm Celtic Day Retreat

Sunday 17th March
10.00am – 11.00am Parish Communion
3.30pm – 4.30pm Mossy Church