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

19-Aug Mid Week Email


Included in this email:
  • The mid-week catch up interview with Barbara Doye
  • Where to go if you need financial help with buying uniform etc. for the new school year
  • An urgent request for help.
  • Harvest Photos




In a change to the usual format, Claire met up with Barbara Doye in The Rectory Garden for a chat.  Find out about the impact of Covid on Barbara’s work as a tutor and why, eventually she decided that it was a good thing that her grown-up children didn’t come back to live with her during Lockdown.
Click here or on the image to view the video:

Midweek Catch Up with …




As the new school year approaches, many parents & carers will be concerned with how they can afford to buy new uniform, school shoes, PE kits, stationery and all the other items that children need at the start of term.  If this applies to you then there are 3 local charitable funds that you can apply to for help:
  • St Helen’s & St Peter’s Church Community Fund – contact David Pangbourne, Churchwarden on 01582 834511 to discuss in confidence or email
  • Wheathampstead Support For All, co-ordinated by the Parish Council call 01582 380910 or email
  • James Marshall Foundation –
We are looking for someone to edit our Online Sunday Services.  Are you reasonably good with technology?  Have you valued our Online Service?  Could you, or someone you know serve the church in this way?

Still searching – help urgently requested




Perhaps someone studying a related subject at Uni???  Alternatively, you could learn a new skill as we can give step by step instructions.  We currently use Apple Mac software – we may even be able to lend you a laptop with the necessary software.  .  Please contact us if you know someone who could help – especially in September!



Don’t forget to take photos of your produce for a Harvest Gallery that will form part of our Harvest celebrations in the Autumn.  No need to send the pictures in quite yet… but get snapping and we’ll let you know what to do with them nearer the time.

Growing Together




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.  




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.