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

16-Aug Midweek Email



  • Parish BBQ
  • Community Larder
  • Friends Valuation and Jewellery Talk
  • Open for Booking – Bell Tower Tour
  • Vacancy – Diocesan Programme Manager
  • Funerals
  • Summer Holiday Diary Changes

All are invited to the Parish Barbeque!
Please let Mel know if you are coming so that we can cater accordingly
01582 834031 or email

Community Larder 2023
This summer holiday, we are providing free food to those in need in the community. In order to provide a more friendly welcome. anyone who visits the larder will be helped by a volunteer from St Helen’s Church or the URC and there will be refreshments available.  The larder will be open on Mondays, 10am – 12pm, in the Chapel Halls on Brewhouse Hill.

If you would like to help, please contact Helen 07974 762997 or
We need 2-3 volunteers each Monday (21st and 28th August) who can help set up, stock the larder and serve refreshments. If you are unable to volunteer in this way, please consider donating non-perishable food or making a financial contribution to support this community project. To donate to the Community Fund online, please click here. Our bank details are available here if you wish to make a bank transfer. You can also donate using the Donation Station in church. If you would like to gift aid your bank transfer donation, please contact our treasurer, Madeleine

Click on the flyer below to go to the booking page.

St Albans Diocese is looking for someone with experience in project planning, managing and monitoring, as well as a proven track record of writing and delivering successful complex funding bids. A full job pack and details of how to apply are available on their website.  The closing date for applications is 13 September 2023.

The following funerals will be held in St Helen’s Church

Funeral and Burial for the late Mr Michael Smith, 12.30pm Tuesday 22nd August.

Memorial Service for the late Rev’d Dr John Brennan, 3pm Thursday 24th August.

The reception after John Brennan’s memorial service will be held in the chancel. Anne and Alison have asked if a few people would help them with serving tea, coffee and refreshments.  Please email if you can help.

Summer Holidays Diary Changes
24th July – 3rd September

  • Coffee in the Chancel will open only on Tuesdays and Saturdays,10–11.30am. Normal opening hours resume 5th September
  • ‘Following the Message’ group will not be meeting on Monday. Resumes on Monday 18th September.
  • ‘The Ark’ Parent-and-Toddler group will be meeting this Wednesday and on Wednesday 30th August.
  • St Helen’s Fellowship will not be meeting over the holidays. Resumes on Thursday 7th September.

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

Monday 14th August7.30pm – 9.15pm Bellringing Practice 

Tuesday  15th August10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday  16th August
9.30am – 11.00am The Ark Parent-and-Toddler Group

Thursday  17th August

Friday 18th August12.00pm – 8.00pm St Helen’s Golf Day

Saturday 19th August
9.15am – 10.00am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.3am Coffee in the Chancel
2.00pm – 3.30pm Visit by St Augustine Organists

Sunday 20th August
10.00am – 11.00am All AgeCommunion Service