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

17-Dec Weekend Email with Livestream Link



Tomorrow is “Christmas Jumper Sunday”  Whether you are in church or joining us online, why not show off your most festive Christmas wear.  Even if you put on a warm coat over the top!

  • Sunday’s Services, 10am Communion, 3:30pm Kid’s Worship and 7pm Traditional Carol Service
  • Details of our Christmas events and services
  • Singers needed for Carol Singing!
  • Alpha Course
  • Coffee in the Chancel – holiday opening times
  • Bereavement – Revd Jill Hazelwood RIP


Join us in St Helen’s Church for our All Age 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 or click here to view from our website.

Join us for a special festive Christmas Craft Kids Worship in St Helen’s at 3.30pm for fun, informal worship with songs and stories. Especially suitable for primary age children and smaller siblings, but all are welcome. Refreshments in the Chancel before the service.

Join us in St Helen’s Church on Sunday evening at 7pm for a beautiful candle-lit carol service.  This traditional service of bible readings, choir pieces and congregational carols tells the story of God’s love for humanity from creation to incarnation.

If you are not able to join us in church, click here and you can join us online.

If you are available to volunteer as a Sidesperson on Sun 18th Dec at 7pm or Sun 1st Jan at 10am, please contact Helen Caldwell on 07974 762997 or

Help! Enthusiastic Singers needed to Spread Christmas Cheer


We need your help!  There are several members of our congregation and wider community who are housebound and would be greatly cheered by a brief visit from Carol Singers. So, please come and join us on Tuesday 20th December starting at 6pm as we travel round the village spreading joy as we go.

We will meet at MacIntyre Home on the High Street, and end up back at The Reading Rooms for one last sing-along and a thirst quenching drink. For our planning it will be important to know numbers, so please click here if you can help and we will send you further details.

Remember, you don’t need to be a great singer – we are looking for cheerful and enthusiastic!

Do you have questions this Christmas?

Alpha is an opportunity to bring your questions and thoughts on life and faith to a group for discussion in the context of the Christian faith. It’s about encouraging a curious attitude rather than us providing answers. Each week we will begin with a meal, watch a short video and hopefully have a stimulating discussion.

Our Alpha course starts on Wednesday 11th January 2023 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at The Rectory. It runs weekly for seven weeks from 11th January to 22nd February.

To book your place, email or call the Church Office on 01582 834031

We are very sad to let you know that Rev’d Jill Hazelwood has died.  She died peacefully at home on 6th December.  There will be a small, private, family-only funeral service before Christmas.

Everyone is invited to celebrate Jill’s life and her remarkable contribution to our church, the school and our village at a Memorial Service for Jill on Wednesday 11th January at 2pm in 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 19th December9.00am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel
11.15am – 12.15pm  Following the Message Study Group
7.30pm – 9.15pm  Bell Ringing Practice

Tuesday 20th December10.00am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday  21st December10.30am – 11.30am  Coffee NOT in the Chancel via Zoom
Thursday  22nd December11.00am – 12.00pm  Private Family Funeral for t/l Jill Hazelwood

Friday 23rd December7.00pm – 9.00pm NO Choir Practice

Saturday 24th December, Christmas Eve9.15am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
3.00pm –3.45pm Crib Service 1
4.15pm –5.00pm Crib Service 2
11.00pm – 12.00am Midnight Communion Service

Sunday 25th December, Christmas Day
10.00am – 11.00am Christmas Communion
10.00am – 11.00am Christmas Celebration at St Peter’s