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

22-Jul Midweek Email



Included in this email:
  • Latest Covid update – implications for us
  • Book your place at The Ark Toddler Group
  • Coffee in the Chancel – Holiday Opening Times




Dear All

As you will be aware, on the 19th July, England moved to step 4 of the ‘Roadmap out of Lockdown.’  We recognise that for some, easing of restrictions brings additional risk to themselves or those they love who have remained vulnerable to the virus. In order to continue to protect you and others who come to church, 

  • We continue to request that face coverings be worn in church.
  • We encourage use of the hand-sanitisers and registering with the Test & Trace QR code.
  • We will keep alternate pews closed, unless we reach capacity.  Then we will fill up the empty pews from the front of the nave.
  • The congregation is now able to sing from behind face masks.
  • We will continue to receive communion in one kind, standing in the crossing.
  • Please continue to have conversations after the service in the churchyard.
  • Post-service refreshments will remain on hold.
  • These arrangements will be reviewed again in September.

Thank you for your support in this.


The Ark comes to St Peter’s!

We are running the Ark outside at St Peter’s. A small friendly group with lots of space. Everyone welcome, suitable for babies and toddlers.
Every Wednesday 9.30-10.30am. Free play followed by singing.
Numbers are limited. Please email Linda at to book your place, giving the name and age of your children.
We will be continuing to run the Ark over the holidays, older siblings welcome, but bring something to do.
Any extra help welcomed!




Coffee in Chancel is 10 years old in September. We have a special birthday tea planned for October 10th. You are all invited!

PS We are recruiting! Speak to Hilary 07712791625 or Sally 07792102646 If you think you could help with waitressing occasionally



Staying Connected …

Coffee in the Chancel continues to meet via Zoom every Wednesday from 10:30am.  Please use the link below to join us!

Coffee NOT in the Chancel
Meeting ID: 828 3397 7877
Password: 304021