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

18-Oct Midweek Email




  • Harvest Service
  • Relatives Remembrance Service
  • The Big Help Out Returns!
  • Volunteers needed
  • Diary Changes in Half Term

All are welcome to join us at our 10am Harvest Communion Service which will be followed by brunch in the chancel. Non-perishable food gifts and financial donations at this service will be given to the local food bank. Appreciated items include long life milk and juices, tinned soup, rice pudding, tomatoes, vegetables and fruit, Also needed are jams and spreads, squash, instant coffee, small boxes of tea, oil, flour, sugar and laundry tabs/liquid/gels.

Click here to donate via our website.  Donations can also be made by cash or debit/credit card using the contactless device in church.

This time of year is traditionally a season when we remember those we love but are no longer with us. At this service, you are welcome to light a candle for the loved ones you are remembering. If you are not able to come to the service, you may wish to add the names of the friends and relatives that you’d like remembered at the service by clicking this link Their name will appear on screen as the candles are lit.  We will email you a link to view the service either on our website or on our YouTube channel.

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

St Helen’s Fellowship
MEN AND WOMEN welcome at St Helen’s Fellowship! Programme below. Unless otherwise stated all meetings are held in The Mead Hall between 2.45 and 4.15 pm. The cost is £2 per week and 50p for transport if required. Anyone who would appreciate a lift to meetings, please ring Gill Gwinn who will be able to tell you if we can help with this. Thanks.

Louise Edwards 01582 621197
Jill Bareham 01582 460394
Gill Gwinn (transport organiser) 07966 469754

19th October Beetle Drive 
26th October Social and board games
2nd November Holy Communion
9th November Sons of St Albans – Tony Berk St Albans Tour Guide
16th November Stephen Bradley sings to us
23rd November    Social and board games
30th November A Walk around the Pembrokeshire Coast – Pippa Legg
7th December Holy Communion
14th December Advent Celebration in St Helens Church


Half Term Week 23rd  – 27th October 2023

  • Coffee in the Chancel will open on Tuesday and Saturday,10–11.30am. Closed on Monday.
  • ‘Following the Message’ group will not be meeting on Monday. Back in church at 11.15am on Monday 30th October.
  • ‘The Ark’ Parent-and-Toddler group will not be meeting on Wednesday. Sessions resume on Wednesday 1st November at 9.30am, 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 16th October9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
11.15am – 12.15pm Following the Message Study Group
7.30pm – 9.15pm Bellringing Practice

Tuesday  17th October9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday  18th October
9.30am – 11.00am The Ark Parent and Toddler Group
4.00pm – 5.00pm  Year 7 Donuts

Thursday  19th October
9.15am – 10.30am St Helen’s School Harvest Service
2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship at Mead Hall
7.30pm – 10.00pm PCC Meeting

Friday 20th October

Saturday 21st October
9.15am – 10.00am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
2.00pm – 3.00pm Baptism Preparation Group Session

Sunday 22nd October
10.00am – 11.00am Harvest Communion Service followed by brunch