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

15-Nov Online Service & Kids Worship


Welcome to the weekly update from St Helen’s and St Peter’s Churches.  Including…

  • Film and crafts for Kids Worship
  • A chance to stay connect to our church family on Zoom
  • Details of and link to our Online Sunday Service
  • An appeal for funds to keep the Online Services going in 2021.




As we cannot meet for Kids Worship this Sunday, here is a recent edition of Open the Book, a weekly assembly made for St Helen’s school. Jeremiah the Prophet has been thrown in a well – can he get out?  Join in with the prayer and try out the actions to the song at home!
Click here to watch the video

Click here to spot the difference with Jeremiah in the well

   You might like to recreate the story using things around your home
find out how here!

 Why not try some Catapult prayers this week?


STAY CONNECTED to the Church Family…  

While we can’t meet together physically we very much hope you will join us online – either on Sunday at 11am or Wednesday from 10:30am.  It’s a great way to get to know people during Lockdown.  Use the links below as we gather together using the video conferencing platform Zoom.
Click on the Meeting ID and password to join either session.
Coffee After the Online Service Coffee NOT in the Chancel
Every Sunday at 11am Every Wednesday from 10:30am
Meeting ID: 844 7123 3219
Password: 527776
Meeting ID: 828 3397 7877
Password: 304021

In addition to these social events, you are invited to join us for Morning Prayer. 
We meet at 9am from Monday to Thursday and on Saturday using Zoom.

Download the details here including links to the liturgy we follow. 




Shhhh!  Don’t tell anyone, but it’s not long until Christmas!

The team at church are busy making plans for a very different Christmas, and we’ve teamed up with the Parish Council for two initiatives which we think you will enjoy.

  • The “Knitivity Trail” will be back on the High Street. (from early Dec)
  • Decorate a window as an “Advent Window” on the theme of any Christmas Carol (or Christmas song) – and add your home to the Advent Trail round the village.

You can find details of both by clicking this link – and there are prizes available.   




Online Service at St Helen’s – Sunday 15th November




This week in our online Sunday service, we continue our Learning During Lockdown focusing on the importance of our relationships, how all of us are interconnected and the danger of isolation and loneliness. Click here, or on the image above to watch it on YouTube.  Or Click here to go to our website and watch this and our previous Online Sunday Services.

Financial Appeal to keep the Online Sunday Service going in 2021.

Amazingly, in the last 90 days over 1,000 different people have viewed our YouTube videos a total of 3,400 times.  Our online service provide invaluable support at a very challenging time.  But producing them is time consuming and relies on a few key volunteers.  Continuing as we are now simply isn’t sustainable.  To keep producing the Online Services for the foreseeable future we are investing in additional technology which will reduce the workload – including the purchase of an additional camera and a new video mixer. The total cost of the new equipment including, hardware, specialist software, installation and VAT is over £6,000. 

Could you support us by making a donation towards this unexpected cost?

  • You can donate online, click here for details. 
  • Use the contactless card reader in St Helen’s Church (max £45 per transaction)
  • Or by cheque payable to “Wheathampstead PCC.”




We’re here for you and help is at hand!
We have set up teams offering both pastoral and practical support, so please let others support you – they are keen to do so! Hilary Hollick is helping organise this – so do contact her by email here, or on 01582 832567.  Alternatively call the village wide helpline “Support for All” on 01582 380910.