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

17-Apr Midweek Email


In this email:
  • Invitation to APCM – next week!
  • British Sign Language Taster Session
  • UC Songs of Praise Service
  • AI Study Course







Annual Parochial Church Meeting
Wednesday 24th April 2024 at St. Helen’s Church at 7:30 pm

All are welcome at our APCM (refreshments provided) which offers you a report on Church activities in 2023 and the financial statements for that year. To view the agenda and reports, please click on the links below:

If you are unable to view the documents above, printed copies are available from St Helen’s Church.




We have been delighted to welcome Thomas and Honesty and their family to St Helen’s.  Thomas has offered to run an informal introduction to British Sign Language after church on Sunday 21st April from 11 15-11.45. All welcome.
Faith in Artificial Intelligence?
Our next study course will take place at St Peter’s Church,Gustard Wood AL4 8RU on Thursdays 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd May at 7.30 pm. The course is titled ‘Faith in AI?’. The sessions will be as follows:
Session 1 – 2nd May – with Revd Canon Dr Tim Bull
‘What is AI?’
Session 2 – 9th May – with Revd Martin King
‘Faith in Algorithms?’
Session 3 – 16th May – with Brian Edwards
‘Risks and concerns’
Session 4 – 23rd May – with Alison Brennan
‘Human consciousness and whether or not this could ever be simulated by a machine’
There will be a video recording of the first session and a summary will be produced each week if you are unable to attend all four sessions.

For more information contact Roger Payne at


Ink Cartridge Recycling

Do continue to bring in your ink cartridges 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

Electric scooter available!
Well-built ShopRider Sovereign 4 model, new in 2011 and has always been stored in the garage and is in very good condition. The batteries do still take and hold charge, although the recipient might wish to replace them if wanting to travel some distance.

Please text Ian Moody on 07956 255266 for further information (inc user manual). He would be happy if it went to someone who was sufficiently pleased with it to make a donation to St Helens Church. Please contact him a.s.a.p

We are expanding !!! … and are looking for a Frontline Mobile Outreach Officer! 

This exciting full-time post involves taking our mobile outreach van to where the needs are greatest.

We are looking for someone who has experience working within the field of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. Van driving experience is not needed.

We would love to invite you to pray with us that we will find the right person for this job, please do send the job spec to anyone who you think might be interested.

If anyone you know is interested in this post, or if you have any questions, please email to find out more.



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




Monday 15th April
9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
11.15am – 12.15pm Following the Message Study Group
7.30pm – 9.15pm Bellringing practice

Tuesday  16th April9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday 17th April
9.30am – 11.00am The Ark Parents-and-Toddlers Group
8.00pm – 10.00pm Developing Disciples Course

Thursday 18th April
2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship



Friday 19th April

Saturday 20th April
9.15am – 10.00am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel

Sunday 21st April
10.00am – 11.00am Parish Communion
3.30pm – 4.30pm Kids Worship