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

20-Apr Weekend Email with Livestream Link



In this email:
  • Invitation to APCM – next week!
  • Sunday’s Services
  • British Sign Language Taster Session
  • UC Songs of Praise Service
  • AI Study Course

Annual Parochial Church Meeting
Wednesday 24th April 2024 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 2023 and the financial statements for that year. To view the agenda and reports, please click on the links below:

If you are unable to view the documents above, printed copies are available from St Helen’s Church.



Join us in St Helen’s Church for our Parish Communion Service at 10am. If you can’t join us in church, please join us online.  Click here or on the image above for the YouTube link.

Join us at Kids Worship – 3.30pm in St Helen’s Church. Fun, informal worship with songs, stories and craft. Especially suitable for primary age children and smaller siblings, but all are welcome. Before the service we have refreshments and craft activities in the Chancel.

We have been delighted to welcome Thomas and Honesty and their family to St Helen’s.  Thomas has offered to run an informal introduction to British Sign Language after church on Sunday 21st April from 11 15-11.45. All welcome.
If you enjoy talking about books you might read or have read, then join us tomorrow (Monday) 9.45am–11.15am at Coffee in the Chancel, to chat and share your reading experiences.
Faith in Artificial Intelligence?
Our next study course will take place at St Peter’s Church,Gustard Wood AL4 8RU on Thursdays 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd May at 7.30 pm. The course is titled ‘Faith in AI?’. The sessions will be as follows:
Session 1 – 2nd May – with Revd Canon Dr Tim Bull
‘What is AI?’
Session 2 – 9th May – with Revd Martin King
‘Faith in Algorithms?’
Session 3 – 16th May – with Brian Edwards
‘Risks and concerns’
Session 4 – 23rd May – with Alison Brennan
‘Human consciousness and whether or not this could ever be simulated by a machine’
There will be a video recording of the first session and a summary will be produced each week if you are unable to attend all four sessions.

For more information contact Roger Payne at

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

We are expanding !!! … and are looking for a Frontline Mobile Outreach Officer! 

This exciting full-time post involves taking our mobile outreach van to where the needs are greatest.

We are looking for someone who has experience working within the field of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. Van driving experience is not needed.

We would love to invite you to pray with us that we will find the right person for this job, please do send the job spec to anyone who you think might be interested.

If anyone you know is interested in this post, or if you have any questions, please email to find out more.

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

Monday 22nd April
9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
9.45am – 11.00am Book Talk
11.15am – 12.15pm Following the Message Study Group
7.30pm – 9.15pm Bellringing practice

Tuesday  23rd  April9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday 24th April
9.30am – 11.00am The Ark Parents-and-Toddlers Group
7.30pm – 9.30pm Annual Parochial Church Meeting

Thursday 25th April
9.30am – 11.00am SENsational Parents Group
1.30pm – 2.30pm Funeral Service for t/l Mary Bryan
2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship

Friday 26th April

Saturday 27th April
9.15am – 10.00am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel

Sunday 28th April
10.00am – 11.00am All AgeCommunion