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

21 Feb Midweek Email


In this email:
  • Introduction to British Sign Language
  • Celtic Retreat Day
  • Bishop’s Open Garden
  • 2024 Programme for St Helen’s Fellowship
  • Half Term Diary Changes
  • Diocesan Vacancies
Annual Parochial Church Meeting – 24th April 2024, 7.30pm






Sunday March 3rd 11.30-12.00pm
A Brief introduction to British Sign Language
We are delighted that Thomas and Honesty and their family have joined us at our 10am services. Thomas is a BSL tutor and has offered to run a short introduction to BSL to help us communicate with them and also covering some “church vocabulary”. Grab a coffee and join us – no experience necessary!

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

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 




Half Term 19th – 23rd February 2024
  • Coffee in the Chancel is closed on Monday. Holiday opening hours on Tuesday and Saturday,10–11.30am.
  • ‘Following the Message’ group will not be meeting on Monday. Back in church at 11.15am on Monday 26th February.
  • ‘The Ark’ Parent-and-Toddler group will not be meeting on Wednesday. Sessions resume on Wednesday 28th February at 9.30am, St Helen’s Church.




The Diocese are advertising for two part time administrators, as well as a Property Director.   Further details are available from





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




Monday 19th February
7.30pm – 9.15pm Bell Ringing Practice

Tuesday  20th February

Wednesday 21st February

Thursday  22nd February
2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship at Mead Hall



Friday 23rd February

Saturday 24th February
9.15am – 10.00am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
3.30pm – 6.00pm Marriage Prep Afternoon Tea

Sunday 25th February
10.00am – 11.00am All Age Communion Service