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

22-Apr Weekend Email with Livestream Link


  • Safeguarding Sunday Service
  • UK Emergency Alert System
  • Join us for the Big Help Out – 8th May
  • St Peter’s Spring Clean

Annual Parochial Church Meeting

Wednesday 26th April 2023 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 2022 and the financial statements for that year. There will also be a presentation on ideas for improving the facilities at St. Helen’s. Please go to our website to view the agenda, report and financial accounts.







Safeguarding Sunday
On 23rd April at our 10am service – we will be marking Safeguarding Sunday. This is an annual awareness-raising campaign coordinated by Thirtyone:eight, an Independent Christian Safeguarding charity, to help churches across the UK share what they’re doing to make their places of worship safer for everyone. The theme is ‘One church, one day, one message’. As part of the event, we’ll be exploring how safeguarding is a demonstration of our Christian faith. We’ll talk about the safeguarding arrangements our church has in place, and we’ll be thanking the people involved in making this happen. This will be done in an all-age appropriate way using the resources produced by Thirtyone:eight.

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.

Safeguarding Sunday is one part of our ongoing commitment to making our church safer. If this raises any questions or concerns for you, we have named individuals that you can talk to:  Helen Caldwell, Britt Dahle, Jez Hirst and Rev’d Richard Banham. Alternatively Thirtyone:eight operates a confidential independent safeguarding Helpline, which you can call Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm on 0303 003 11 11.



The UK Emergency test alert will take place at 3pm on Sunday 23 April.  You will receive a message on the home screen of your mobile phone, along with a sound and vibration for up to ten seconds. In order to continue to use your phone, you will need to swipe away the message or click ‘OK’ on their phone’s home screen.



St Peter’s Spring Clean
Saturday 13th May
10am – 12pm
Volunteers needed to help at a cleaning day at St Peter’s Church. Many hands make light work!

Please contact Kath 832267 for details


Ink Cartridge Recycling

Thank you for your cartridges – we have raised more than £157 so far. 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



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




Monday 24th April9.30am – 11.30pm Coffee in the Chancel
11.15am – 12.15pm Following the Message Study Group
7.30am – 9.15pm Bellringing Practice

Tuesday 25th April9.30am – 11.30pm Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday  26th April
9.30am – 11.00pm The Ark Parent-and-Toddler Group
7.30pm – 9.30pm Annual Parochial Church Meeting

Thursday  27th April
9.30am – 11.00am SENsational Parents’ Group
2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship at Mead Hall
7.40pm – 10.00pm Exploring Spiritual Experience Study Course at St Peter’s Church



Friday 28th April

Saturday  29th April9.15am – 10.00am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
11.00am – 12030pm New Parents Welcome

Sunday  30th April
10.00am – 11.00am Parish Communion Service