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

15-Jan Weekend Email with Livestream Link



Included in this email:
  • Services on Sunday and Livestream link to 10am Parish Communion Service
  • Following the Message
  • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
  • An Invitation to Epiphany Evensong
  • The Ark Toddler group – help needed
  • Covid precautions to keep one another safe.









Join us at our 10am Parish Communion Service – either in-church or online. Please see the notes at the bottom of this email about how we are keeping one another safe during the pandemic, and please don’t come to church if you feel unwell. 

Click here or on the image for the Youtube link or click here to view from our website.


Kids Worship returns this Sunday January 16th. Join us in St Helen’s at 3.30pm for fun, informal worship with songs, stories and craft. Especially suitable for primary age children and smaller siblings, but all are welcome.

Sunday February 6th, Mossy Christingle, outside at St Peter’s Church 3.30pm. 



Following the Message
Mondays at 11.15am, St Helen’s Church

One hour of lively discussion about the sermon at the previous day’s 10am service. Starts again on Monday 10th January – meet in St Helen’s Church at 11.15am, grab a drink at Coffee in the Chancel beforehand. All welcome!



Original photo of Nablus (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0): Dr. Michael Loadenthal

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
18th – 25th January 2022

Materials for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2022 have been prepared by the churches of the Middle East – now available to download. All are invited to  meet at St Thomas More’s Church at 12 noon on Tuesday 18th January for Prayer, Silence and Readings.


Epiphany Evensong
6pm, Sunday 23rd January
All are invited to join us at this beautiful service with lovely music.


The Ark Baby and Toddler group has restarted at St Helen’s church on a Wednesday morning from 9.30-11.00am and we were delighted to welcome a total of 16 adults and 22 children this week!

We desperately need people to make tea and coffee and wash-up so we can give a real welcome to all these families (you get to chat to Mums and smile at babies too!). Please email Linda at if you could help, even just once a month.





Keeping everyone as safe as possible.

We are committed to taking the steps necessary to keep everyone safe, whilst continuing to offer worship in church for those who wish to attend.  We are fortunate that through investment in technology and the dedication of our team you can join us online for many of our services if you prefer.

“Lateral Flow before you go…” This slogan, coined by the Government, encourages us all to take a free rapid Lateral Flow Test before attending any social gathering or event.  Please take a test before coming to church and stay at home if you have a cold or Covid symptoms. (click here to order free tests by post, or click here to get a code and collect tests from a pharmacy)

Our doors are open, and so are the windows!  Before the services, we will open the windows in the chancel and keep the West Door open.  This will improve ventilation – so wrap up warm!

Social Distancing.  Alternate pews will be closed, which will help us to keep a safe distance. – This will reduce the capacity of the church, so it may be necessary to turn people away.  We also encourage you not to hang around inside.

Refreshments Al Fresco. Because you can’t drink tea or coffee whilst wearing a face-covering, we will be serving refreshments outside where it will be safer to mix and chat – and easier to do so at a safe distance.

Carry on with face coverings.  The government has made wearing face coverings mandatory at indoor venues, except for those who have a valid exemption.    Thank you for your help with this out of consideration for others.