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

18-Jan Midweek Email



  • Could you lead our prayers? Training on Sunday 22nd Jan.
  • Week of Prayer
  • Pancake Party – save the date (21st Feb)
  • We want your used ink cartridges!
  • Friends of St Helen’s AGM
  • Christmas Lunch on Jesus

Each Sunday we have someone, or sometimes two people, who lead the Prayers of Intercession during our 10am Service.  We are looking for people willing to join the rota of those who lead these prayers.  The rota is organised well in advance and it’s possible to swap if you have other commitments and you can be paired up with someone experienced if you wish.

Come along to a training session after church on Sunday 22nd January to find out what is involved.  email Richard to let him know you are coming, or if you are interested in finding out more, but can’t make the workshop. 

Week of Prayer
The gathering for prayer will be at St Thomas More next Tuesday 24th January at 12.00pm.  The theme is racial justice and the time of prayer will last 30 minutes and be led by a member of each of our 3 churches. This will include Bible Readings and  short meditations on the theme and prayer.

Pancake Party
With the other churches in the village, we are organising a pancake party for all-ages on Shrove Tuesday (21st February) from 5pm at the Chapel Halls.  Like the Summer BBQ, this is a great way to express the unity in our church family and mix with members of different congregations and all ages. Put the date in your diary and let us know if you’d like to help.

Thank You!

Your ink cartridges have already raised more than £50 for our church!

If you have ink cartridges lying around at home and would like a quick and easy way to recycle them, bring them 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

Saturday 11 February 2023 at 3 pm in St Helen’s School
Speaker: the well known and entertaining Stephen De Silva, St Albans Cathedral Guide, on Abbot John of Wheathampstead and other local saints. There will be a sales table including local honey and a raffle. Do come!

The Friends would love to have more trustees, including a Treasurer.  Please speak to Ruth if you would like to join us 01582 712330 after 31st January.

A few days before Christmas a few of us gathered to deliver 20 Christmas dinner hampers to those families in Wheathampstead who had told us that they were needed.  Christmas Lunch on Jesus (CLOJ) was a new initiative for us to buy into and it was a great success.  Since 2007 a church near Brent Cross has been organising for festive hampers to be delivered to people of any or no faith who are struggling financially. This year they delivered 10,000 hampers!  Their aim is to share God’s love in a tangible way with as many people who need it. We hope to be able to offer this support to those in need in our community again next Christmas.

You can find more information on Christmas Lunch On Jesus

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

Monday 16th January9.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
11.15am – 12.15pm Following the Message Study Group
7.30pm – 9.15pm Bellringing Practice

Tuesday 17th January9.30am – 11.30pm Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday 18th January9.30am – 11.00am The Ark Parent-and-Toddler Group
7.30pm – 9.30pm Alpha Course in The Rectory

Thursday  19th January2.45m – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship in Mead Hall

Friday 20th January

Saturday 21st January9.15am – 10.00am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel

Sunday 22nd January
10.00am – 11.00am Parish Communion