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

15-Feb Midweek Email



  • Diary Changes – half term this week
  • Sign up for a Lent Course
  • Volunteer needed!
  • Memorial Hall Open Day
  • New Group – Book Talk
  • Pancake Party – Only THREE places left!
  • Ash Wednesday Service
  • World Day of Prayer

Half Term Week: 13th – 19th February 2023

  • Coffee in the Chancel will open on Tuesday 9.30am-11.30am and Saturday, 10-11.30am. Closed on Monday.
  • “Following the Message” group will not be meeting on Monday. Back in church at 11.15am on Monday 20th February.
  • “The Ark” Parent-and-Toddler group will not be meeting on Wednesday. Sessions resume on Wednesday 22nd February at 9.30am, St Helen’s Church.


Wheathampstead Churches Together is pleased to offer a choice of 2 Lent courses this year – the Prayer Course and the Christian Aid Course.

The Prayer Course II deals with unanswered prayer. Pete Greig looks at the questions we ask when confronted with suffering. Each session includes a video, small group discussion and practical ideas for prayer. The resource can be downloaded free from

The Christian Aid Course explores Lenten themes (repentance, sacrifice, redemption, reparation and restoration) with bible readings, stories and prayers to stir up ideas of how we can act together for climate justice. Click here for more information.

Both courses will begin after Ash Wednesday (22nd February) and will end before Easter (9th April). Complete this form and return to St Helen’s Church Office.

The Prayer Course
Thursday 2pm
staring 23rd Feb
Parish Room, St Thomas More
The Christian Aid Course
Monday 8pm
starting 27th Feb
Orchard Cottage, Mackerye End
Harpenden, AL5 5DS
Tuesday 2pm
starting 28th Feb
Chancel, St Helen’s Church
Wednesday 3.30pm
starting 1st March
Worship Room, United Reformed Church

Volunteer needed!

Could you help us make sure that the leaflet holders at each pew-end is stocked with our welcome leaflets, giftaid envelopes, note paper and pens?

This little job shouldn’t take long – perhaps 20 minutes twice a month – so do let Mel or Madeleine know if you think you can take this on!

St Helen’s Church will have a stall in the hall to showcase our work in the community – do pop in!



Do you enjoy talking about books you might read or have read, then the following group might suit you.

On the fourth Monday of each month at 9.45am until 11.15am at Coffee in the Chancel, you are invited to join others over a cup of coffee to chat and share your reading experiences. This will be fairly informal and you can drop in and out as you wish.

The first occasion will be on Monday 27th February and fourth Mondays thereafter.
We look forward to seeing you there.

Judith  (01582 833262 or 07818 433738).
As I will be away on the 27th February, the contact no. will be Christine 07870 748773.

However there is absolutely no need to sign in just turn up!


World Day of Prayer
Friday 3rd March
10am, St Thomas More
All are welcome at the 2023 World Day of Prayer Service – written by the Christian Women of Taiwan, a country that has for many years been caught in a superpower struggle. The people of Taiwan are very much in need of our prayers at this time. This worship service includes letters of encouragement for women who face suffering and injustice

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

Monday 13th February7.30pm – 9.15pm Bellringing Practice

Tuesday 14th February9.30am – 11.30pm Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday 15th February7.30pm – 9.30pm Alpha Course in The Rectory

Thursday  16th February2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship in Mead Hall

Friday 17th February11.30am – 5.00pm Church booked for music recording

Saturday 18th February9.15am – 10.00am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
10.00am – 11.00am Communion Class

Sunday 19th February
10.00am – 11.00am All Age Communion
3.30pm – 4.30pm Kids Worship





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