Could you lead our prayers? Training TOMORROW – Sunday 22nd Jan.
Week of Prayer
Pancake Party – save the date (21st Feb)
Friends of St Helen’s AGM
Join us in St Helen’s Church for our Parish CommunionService 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 or click here to view from our website.
Each Sunday we have someone, or sometimes two people, to lead the Prayers of Intercession during our 10am Service. We are looking for people willing to join the rota of those who lead these prayers. The rota is organised well in advance and it’s possible to swap if you have other commitments and you can be paired up with someone experienced if you wish.
Come along to a training session after church on Sunday 22nd January to find out what is involved.
email Richard to let him know you are coming, or if you are interested in finding out more, but can’t make the workshop.
Week of Prayer
The gathering for prayer will be at St Thomas More next Tuesday 24th January at 12.00pm. The theme is racial justice and the time of prayer will last 30 minutes and be led by a member of each of our 3 churches. This will include Bible Readings and short meditations on the theme and prayer.
We are organising a pancake party for all-ages on Shrove Tuesday (21st February) from 5pm at the Chapel Halls. Like the Summer BBQ, this is a great way to express the unity in our church family and mix with members of different congregations and all ages. Put the date in your diary and let us know if you’d like to help.
FRIENDS OF ST HELEN’S CHURCH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Saturday 11 February 2023 at 3 pm in St Helen’s School
Speaker: the well known and entertaining Stephen De Silva, St Albans Cathedral Guide, on Abbot John of Wheathampstead and other local saints. There will be a sales table including local honey and a raffle. Do come!
The Friends would love to have more trustees, including a Treasurer. Please speak to Ruth if you would like to join us 01582 712330 after 31st January.
We are sad to share the news that Mrs Janet Moody passed away on 6th January 2023. Funeral Service on Friday 27th January at 2pm in St Helen’s Church. Reception to follow in the Chancel.
Events and Activities this week (at St. Helen’s Church unless otherwise indicated).
Please ask if you need further details
Monday 23rd January 9.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
11.15am – 12.15pm Following the Message Study Group
7.30pm – 9.15pm Bellringing Practice
Tuesday 24th January 9.30am – 11.30pm Coffee in the Chancel
12.00pm – 1.00pm Week of Prayer Gathering at St Thomas More
Wednesday 25th January 9.30am – 11.00am The Ark Parent-and-Toddler Group
1.30pm – 2.30pm Funeral Service for the late Mrs Peggy Day, followed by burial in churchyard
7.30pm – 9.30pm Alpha Course in The Rectory
Thursday 26th January 9.30am – 11.00am SENsational Parents Group
2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship in Mead Hall
Friday 27th January 2.00pm – 3.00pm Funeral Service for the late Mrs Janet Moody
Saturday 28th January 9.15am – 10.00am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
Sunday 29th January
10.00am – 11.00am Parish Communion
12.00pm – 1.00pm Baptism of Joshua Russell
6.00pm – 7.00pm Evensong