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

19-Apr Midweek Email



  • Safeguarding Sunday
  • UK Emergency Alert System
  • Study Course in April – starts tomorrow!
  • Join us for the Big Help Out – 8th May
  • St Peter’s Spring Clean

Annual Parochial Church Meeting

Wednesday 26th April 2023 at St. Helen’s Church at 7:30 pm

All are welcome at our APCM (refreshments provided) which offers you a report on Church activities in 2022 and the financial statements for that year. There will also be a presentation on ideas for improving the facilities at St. Helen’s

Safeguarding Sunday
On 23rd April at our 10am service – we will be marking Safeguarding Sunday. This is an annual awareness-raising campaign coordinated by Thirtyone:eight, an Independent Christian Safeguarding charity, to help churches across the UK share what they’re doing to make their places of worship safer for everyone. The theme is ‘One church, one day, one message’. As part of the event, we’ll be exploring how safeguarding is a demonstration of our Christian faith. We’ll talk about the safeguarding arrangements our church has in place, and we’ll be thanking the people involved in making this happen. This will be done in an all-age appropriate way using the resources produced by Thirtyone:eight.

Safeguarding Sunday is one part of our ongoing commitment to making our church safer. If this raises any questions or concerns for you, we have named individuals that you can talk to:  Helen Caldwell, Britt Dahle, Jez Hirst and Rev’d Richard Banham. Alternatively Thirtyone:eight operates a confidential independent safeguarding Helpline, which you can call Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm on 0303 003 11 11.


The UK Emergency test alert will take place at 3pm on Sunday 23 April.  You will receive a message on the home screen of your mobile phone, along with a sound and vibration for up to ten seconds. In order to continue to use your phone, you will need to swipe away the message or click ‘OK’ on their phone’s home screen.

For details of the weekly programme, please click here.
To sign up, please email Roger 

St Peter’s Spring Clean
Saturday 13th May
10am – 12pm
Volunteers needed to help at a cleaning day at St Peter’s Church. Many hands make light work!

Please contact Kath 832267 for details

Ink Cartridge Recycling

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


We are sad to share the news that Mr Paul Sugden has passed away. Details of his funeral service follow:

Mr Paul Sugden
Funeral at St Helen’s Church on Thursday 20th April, 2pm

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

Monday 17th April9.30am – 11.30pm Coffee in the Chancel
11.15am – 12.15pm Following the Message Study Group
7.30am – 9.15pm Bellringing Practice

Tuesday 18th April9.30am – 11.30pm Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday  19th April
9.30am – 11.00pm The Ark Parent-and-Toddler Group

Thursday  20th April
2.00pm – 3.00pm Funeral for t/l Mr Paul Sugden
7.30pm – 10.00pm Exploring Spiritual Experience Study Course at St Peter’s Church

Friday 21st April

Saturday  22nd April9.15am – 10.00am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
1.30pm – 2.30pm Wedding of Miss Georgia Morgan and Mr Max Howe

Safeguarding Sunday 23rd  April
10.00am – 11.00am Parish Communion Service