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

20-Jan Weekend Email with Livestream Link


In this email:
  • Sunday Services
  • Christian Unity Week
  • Book Talk
  • Peace Walk in London
  • Artificial Intelligence study course
  • 2024 Programme for St Helen’s Fellowship
Annual Parochial Church Meeting – 24th April 2024, 7.30pm









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.



Service for Christian Unity Week
Tuesday 23 January at St Thomas More at 12pm  

A short service of prayer and reflections to celebrate Christian Unity Week followed by a ‘ bring your own sandwich lunch ‘.   Drinks provided. The resources have been written by churches in Burkina Faso in West Africa who are suffering from so many difficulties within this troubled country.




If you enjoy talking about books you might read or have read, then the following group might suit you.

On the fourth Monday of each month at 9.45am until 11.15am at Coffee in the Chancel, you are invited to join others over a cup of coffee to chat and share your reading experiences. This will be fairly informal and you can drop in and out as you wish.

The next occasion will be on Monday 22nd January. We look forward to seeing you there.

A Multi- Faith Peace Walk in London

Date : Sun 21 January 2024

Time : 12 – 3pm

Location: Starting and ending in Trafalgar Square, London

People of faiths and none are invited to move together in silence in shared commitment to live in peace and harmony in the world. All welcome.  More information on this website:

You are invited to make and wear/bring a white flower, and wearing faith/cultural clothing is welcomed. To reflect the vigil and contemplative elements, we ask you not to bring any banners, flags, placards.


Artificial Intelligence – study course

We are planning our sixth Study Course which will be on Artificial Intelligence and will take place during the Summer Term 2024. If you have a particular interest or expertise in this area and would like to join the planning group then please contact Roger Payne, email:




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

25th January          Social with Fun Quiz

1st February           Holy Communion

8th February           The Cruel Sea Part 1
The Film (Abridged Scene Setting)

15th February         The Cruel Sea Part 2 with talk and model ship

22nd February         Social afternoon

29th February          Head Gear – An invitation to show and tell your story

7th March               Holy Communion

14th March              Save a space for puds (sub £3 this week)

21st March             Chair exercises with Sarah Donnelly

28th March             Maundy Thursday Reflections





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




Monday 22nd January
9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
9.45am – 11.00am Book Talk
11.15am – 112.15pm Following the Message Study Group
7.30pm – 9.15pm Bell Ringing Practice

Tuesday  23rd January9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday 24th January
9.30am – 11.00am The Ark Parent and Toddler Group

Thursday  25th January
9.30am – 11.00am SENsational Parents’ Group
2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship at Mead Hall



Friday 26th January

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

Sunday 28th January
10.00am – 11.00am All Age Communion Service