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

15-Mar Midweek Email


  • Mothering Sunday
  • Deanery Lent Retreat
  • Volunteers needed for locking up, Messy Church and Azalea
  • Youthwork
  • NEW Study Course in April
  • Ink Cartridge Recycling
  • Bereavement notice

Save the dates: 
Wednesday 26th April – Annual Church Meeting at 7.30pm
Friday 18th August – St Helen’s Golf Day







Saturday, 18th March
10am to 1pm
Join others from different local churches around the area for a morning Lent retreat at St Mary’s, Kinsbourne Green, AL5 3QE, with a light lunch at the end.  Time to pray and reflect with The Revd Becky Leech from St Stephen’s, St Albans, will be the guest speaker.

Pippa Legg is leading a group from our parish,
contact the church office, 01582 834031 to sign-up.





Messy Church!
Several people have asked me what exactly Messy Church is:
It’s an hour of crafts suitable for preschoolers and primary aged children followed by a short interactive kids’ service with a story, action songs and interactive prayers – we call it Holy Chaos! Then we all sit down to a free family tea – Sausages in buns this time! Do join us, and invite your friends. All welcome

I need a few more volunteers to supervise crafts without children in tow. If you can help on Sunday 26th March, please contact Linda at




Volunteers needed to join the locking up rota for Thursday and/or Saturday.
Full training provided! Contact Helen Caldwell on 07974 762997.



We have a fantastic volunteer opportunity to come to our offices at 3a and help us tidy and organise.  It will be physical as there is lots of lifting and carrying.  If you can spare a minimum of 2 hours and a maximum of 8 you are our people! Lunch will be provided and tea, coffee and squash a plenty! Days would be 21/22 March and the more people the merrier, grab a group of friends if you can.  Let me know if this sounds like you, phone Sam on 07883814458 today!



St John’s Church, Harpenden

25th March 2023, 7:30pm

To book tickets, please click here

Gregorio Allegri – Miserere
Francis Poulenc – Quatre motets pour un temps de pénitence
Harold Thalange – Christus Resurgens*

Francis Poulenc – Exultate Deo

Thomas Weelkes – When David heard
William Byrd – Quomodo Cantabimus
Stuart Beer – Tenebrae Responsories for Good Friday**

* Commissioned for Continuum in 2020
** Commissioned for Continuum in 2023; world premiere performance


It has been about four years since we had regular youthwork in the parish and we are determined to relaunch our work with older children and young people as soon as possible.  Working with young people is a critical part of our vision to be a church for all generations, so please pray for a successful relaunch of work with young people in the parish in the very near future. If you would like to know more, Rt Rev Jane Mainwaring, the new Bishop of Hertford is hosting an evening reception from 7:30pm on Monday 27th March at the Luton head office of national charity Youthscape.   No need to RSVP, just come along if you can, alternatively speak to Richard or Claire to find out more.

If you have ink cartridges lying around at home and would like a quick and easy way to recycle them, bring them 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



Bereavement Notice

We are sad to share the news that Mrs Phyllis “Phyll” Corscaden has passed away. Her funeral service will be at St Helen’s Church on Friday 17th March, 11.15am. To watch the livestream, please click here





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




Monday 13th  March9.30am – 11.30pm Coffee in the Chancel
11.15am – 12.15pm Following the Message Study Group
7.30pm – 9.15pm Bellringing Practice

Tuesday 14th March9.30am – 11.30pm Coffee in the Chancel
7.30pm – 9.30pm PCC Meeting

Wednesday  15th March9.30am – 11.00pm The Ark Parent-and-Toddler Group
1.00pm –  2.00pm Funeral and Burial Service for t/l Mr Paul Crumpton

Thursday 16th March2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship in Mead Hall



Friday 17th March11.15am –  2.00pm Funeral Service for t/l Mrs Phyllis Corscaden

Saturday  18th March9.15am – 10.00am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.00am Communion Class
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel

Sunday 19th March
10.00am – 11.00am Mothering Sunday Parish Communion Service