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

16-Dec Weekend Email with Livestream Link



  • Sunday’s Services
  • Calling bakers and smiley people
  • Warm Coat Scheme
  • Christmas Lunch on Jesus
  • Diary Changes – Christmas holidays



Join us in St Helen’s Church for our Parish Communion Service at 10am. 

If you can’t join us in church, please join us online.  Click here or on the image above for the YouTube link.

Join us at Kids Worship – 3.30pm in St Helen’s Church. Fun, informal worship with songs, stories and craft. Especially suitable for primary age children and smaller siblings, but all are welcome. Before the service we have refreshments and craft activities in the Chancel.


In the busy week before Christmas, join us in St Helen’s Church for a moment of peaceful reflection in a beautiful candlelit service. If you can’t join us in church, please join us online as we are also livestreaming this service.  Click here or on the image above for the YouTube link.

Gingerbread Angels / Stars
Before the pandemic we had a tradition of visiting all the businesses in the High Street and offering best wishes for Christmas in the form of a gingerbread angel or  star gift. We would like to do this again on Tuesday 19 December.

We need people to make gingerbread angels or stars please (Hilary has recipe and cutters if needed). We also then need people to visit and give away the biscuits! It is a lovely thing to do! So if you are free to help at 10am on the 19th for about an hour please let Mel or Hilary (07712791625) know.


Warm Coat Scheme
The Wheathampstead Community Group is running from the foyer of the Memorial Hall, starting Monday 4th Dec  and continuing through December and January, depending on supply and demand. Good quality warm coats for men, women and children are available if you need them.

If you would like to donate your surplus coats, please drop off at the Memorial Hall. Swapping is not necessary.

The WCG would also like to invite everyone to their Christmas Sing-a-long on Thursday 14th of December at 7:30 in the Memorial Hall.

Thank you for your generous donations towards a Christmas lunch for local families.

We would love for 10-20 members of the St Helen’s family to deliver one or two hampers around Wheathampstead on Sat 23rd Dec – many hands make light work!  Please let Helen (07974 762997) know if you would like to volunteer.

Christmas Holidays

  • Coffee in the Chancel – midweek opening, last day 19th December 2023. Normal Service resumes Monday, 8th January 2024, 9.30 – 11.30am. Saturday opening unchanged.
  • ‘Following the Message’ group – last session on Monday 18th December. Back in church at 11.15am on Monday 8th January 2024.
  • ‘The Ark’ Parent-and-Toddler group will resume on Wednesday 10th January at 9.30am, St Helen’s Church.

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

Monday 18th December9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
11.15am – 12.15pm Following the Message Study Group
7.30pm – 9.15pm Bellringing Practice

Tuesday  19th December9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
2.30pm – 3.30pm Memorial Service for t/l Margaret Fleetwood

Wednesday 20th December
9.15am – 10.00am St Helen’s School Christmas Service
7.30pm – late Beer and Carols at the Ele

Thursday  21st December

Friday 22nd December
Saturday 23rd December
9.15am – 10.00am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel

Sunday 24th December
10.00am – 11.00am All Age Communion Service
3.00pm – 4.00pm Crib Service 1
4.15pm – 5.15pm Crib Service 2
11.00pm –  12.00am Midnight Communion