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

18-Dec Weekend Email with Livestream Link



Our doors are open for worship and wrap up warm, because we are keeping them open to increase ventilation!  Please read the notes below to see all we are doing to keep everyone safe.
  • Something for everyone – a choice of three services on Sunday
  • Children and Families Christmas Activities and Services
  • Coffee in the Chancel 
  • Celtic Prayer returns in 2022!





Keeping everyone as safe as possible.
We are committed to taking the steps necessary to keep everyone safe, whilst continuing to offer worship in church for those who wish to attend.  We are fortunate that through investment in technology and the dedication of our team you can join us online for many of our services if you prefer.

“Lateral Flow before you go…” This slogan, coined by the Government, encourages us all to take a free rapid Lateral Flow Test before attending any social gathering or event.  Please take a test before coming to church and stay at home if you have a cold or Covid symptoms. (click here to order free tests by post, or click here to get a code and collect tests from a pharmacy)

Our doors are open, and so are the windows!  Before the services, we will open the windows in the chancel and keep the West Door open.  This will create further air-flow to improve ventilation – so wrap up warm!

Social Distancing.  Alternate pews will be closed, which will help us to keep a safe distance. – This will reduce the capacity of the church, so it may be necessary to turn people away.  We also encourage you not to hang around inside.

Refreshments Al Fresco. Because you can’t drink tea, coffee or mulled wine whilst wearing a face-covering, we will be serving refreshments outside where it will be safer to mix and chat – and easier to do so at a safe distance. 

Carry on with face coverings.  The government has made wearing face coverings mandatory at indoor venues.  This means a mask and not a visor, except for those who have a valid exemption.    Thank you for your help with this out of consideration for others. 

Some good news The figures published yesterday show that cases in Wheathampstead are lower than they have been since early October.  However, there is no room for complacency given the rapid spread of the Omicron variant.  We review national and local data regularly and will send a further update about Christmas services in the next few days.

Many thanks for your ongoing support.  Please continue to pray for protection over our church family, the community around us and our nation.

God bless you – Richard.





Services on Sunday 19th December




Get dressed in your best Christmas jumper and join us at our 10am All Age Communion Service which includes music from our Children’s Choir.

If you are not able to join us in on-site, you can still join us online. Click here or on the image for the Youtube link or click here to view from our website.





It’s Kids Worship this Sunday, 3.30-4.15pm in St Helen’s. All welcome for informal, contemporary worship, especially suitable for families with primary school children.  We begin with craft and refreshments at 3:30pm.
Please wear masks whilst at craft tables and when mixing. If you wish, you may remove your mask when sitting in the pews as we can socially distance.



All are welcome to join us at St Helen’s Church at 7pm for a traditional candlelit service of readings and carols. This service will also be livestreamed if you wish to join us online. Click here or on the image above for the Youtube link or click here to view from our website.




Sadly we have decided to cancel Santa’s Singing Workshop on 23rd December.

Please do join us at our other family-friendly activities, (see below for details).  We will be making various changes to each event to keep everyone as safe as possible.

Click here to book for the live nativity.
Once your booking has been received you will receive further details by email.






Celtic Prayer re-starts in St Helen’s Church on Saturday mornings (in addition to Zoom) – 9.15am prior to Saturday Coffee in the Chancel.
All being well, depending on Covid, we are planning that the first gathering will be on
Saturday 8th January.

We look forward to seeing those who used to come but we’ve not been seeing on Zoom and, of course, we would be delighted to see new faces.