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

18-Oct Email from the Rector


Welcome to the weekly update from St Helen’s and St Peter’s Churches.  Including…

  • Two very different services for our Season of Remembering
  • Details of our Sunday services in church, and links to our Online Sunday Service.
  • Join the team to keep the church clean


This is the time we traditionally remember those we love but are no longer with us.  This year we will hold you and those who have died in our prayers at a special Evensong service at 6pm on 1st November.  Not everyone is able to come to church at present – and our capacity is limited.  But everyone can have their loved ones remembered and join in the service when we publish it online.

At this service, we will light a candle for every person we have been asked to remember and their name will appear on screen as the candles are lit.

Please add the names of the friends and relatives that you’d like remembered at the service by clicking this link.  There is no limit to how many people you can ask to be remembered, and they do not need to have had any previous connection to Wheathampstead or St Helen’s Church!  You are welcome to forward this email to others so they can add names to be remembered too.

Services at St Helen’s  – Sunday 18th October
10am in St Helen’s Church – This week at our weekly Parish Communion Service we continue our Learning During Lockdown and think about the deep injustice of inequalities and how we should respond.

3:30pm in St Helen’s Church – Our Kid’s Worship service continues our fun exploration of the Fruit of the Spirit – this week we think about PEACE.

For those who can’t come to church, scroll down for the link to our Online Sunday Service.

Join us outside St Peter’s church as we explore this season of remembering and worship God through the natural world.

Please dress for the weather as we will be outside for the whole service. If you wish to hold a sparkler as part of the service, you must wear gloves.

Suitable for everyone including families. Parents must be responsible for their children.

RESERVE YOUR PLACE by clicking this link after 4pm on Sunday.

“Learning During Lockdown”
Online Sunday Service


Click this link, or the picture above to view our Online Sunday Service on YouTube,
Or click here to view it via our website.

Do you have an hour to spare on a Friday morning once or twice month?

We are looking for some additional help in the important work of cleaning St Helen’s church. This involves light work including some vacuuming, sweeping, dusting and wiping down surfaces. It’s normally done first thing on a Friday morning in teams of two who then leave the church open for the remainder of the day. It takes up to about an hour and the frequency depends on the number of volunteers but would not be more often than fortnightly. If you can help in this way please contact Helen Caldwell 07974 762997.

Let’s get social…  

We look forward to catching up on your latest news either on Sunday at 11am or Wednesday from 10:30am.  Please use the links below as we gather together using the video conferencing platform Zoom.

Click on the Meeting ID and password to join either session.

Coffee After the Online Service Coffee NOT in the Chancel
Every Sunday at 11am Every Wednesday from 10:30am
Meeting ID: 844 7123 3219
Password: 527776
Meeting ID: 828 3397 7877
Password: 304021

In addition to these social events, you are invited to join us for Morning Prayer.  We meet at 9am from Monday to Thursday and on Saturday using Zoom. Download the details here including links to the liturgy we follow. 

We’re here for you and help is at hand!
We have set up teams offering both pastoral and practical support, so please let others support you – they are keen to do so! Hilary Hollick is helping organise this – so do contact her by email here, or on 01582 832567.  Alternatively call the village wide helpline “Support for All” on 01582 380910.