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

22-Mar Midweek Email


  • Study Course in April – sign up now!
  • Volunteers needed for locking up and Azalea
  • Annual Wheathampstead Parish Council Meeting
  • Youthwork
  • Hymnpact! –  A collaboration between St Helen’s Church and St Helen’s School

Save the dates: 
Wednesday 26th April – Annual Church Meeting at 7.30pm
Friday 18th August – St Helen’s Golf Day







For details of the weekly programme, please click here.
To sign up, please email Roger 





Messy Church!
Several people have asked me what exactly Messy Church is:
It’s an hour of crafts suitable for preschoolers and primary aged children followed by a short interactive kids’ service with a story, action songs and interactive prayers – we call it Holy Chaos! Then we all sit down to a free family tea – Sausages in buns this time! Do join us, and invite your friends. All welcome!




Volunteers needed to join the locking up rota for Thursday and/or Saturday.
Full training provided! Contact Helen Caldwell on 07974 762997.



We have a fantastic volunteer opportunity to come to our offices at 3a and help us tidy and organise.  It will be physical as there is lots of lifting and carrying.  If you can spare a minimum of 2 hours and a maximum of 8 you are our people! Lunch will be provided and tea, coffee and squash a plenty! Days would be 21/22 March and the more people the merrier, grab a group of friends if you can.  Let me know if this sounds like you, phone Sam on 07883814458 today!

Parish Council Annual Parish Meeting
Thursday 23rd March in the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm 

Your chance to find out what the Parish Council has been doing the past year
and to ask questions. Refreshments available.



It has been about four years since we had regular youthwork in the parish and we are determined to relaunch our work with older children and young people as soon as possible.  Working with young people is a critical part of our vision to be a church for all generations, so please pray for a successful relaunch of work with young people in the parish in the very near future. If you would like to know more, Rt Rev Jane Mainwaring, the new Bishop of Hertford is hosting an evening reception from 7:30pm on Monday 27th March at the Luton head office of national charity Youthscape.   No need to RSVP, just come along if you can, alternatively speak to Richard or Claire to find out more.


After Easter we will be embarking on a pilot project along with St Helen’s School called Hymnpact!

“This project aims to help churches and schools build and strengthen links with each other and encourage children and young families into church communities and growing discipleship through the power of joyful singing!”

As part of the preparation for the project, we are inviting you to give your views on singing and families in church by completing a short and quick online survey. Please click here to take the survey

We look forward to hearing your views. Thank you for taking the time to support us in this project.

Kind regards

Linda Thomas, Vicky Baker and Michelle Davies
on behalf of St Helen’s Church and St Helen’s CE Primary School .



St John’s Church, Harpenden

25th March 2023, 7:30pm

To book tickets, please click here

Gregorio Allegri – Miserere
Francis Poulenc – Quatre motets pour un temps de pénitence
Harold Thalange – Christus Resurgens*

Francis Poulenc – Exultate Deo

Thomas Weelkes – When David heard
William Byrd – Quomodo Cantabimus
Stuart Beer – Tenebrae Responsories for Good Friday**

* Commissioned for Continuum in 2020
** Commissioned for Continuum in 2023; world premiere performance



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




Monday 20th  March9.30am – 11.30pm Coffee in the Chancel
11.15am – 12.15pm Following the Message Study Group
7.30pm – 9.15pm Bellringing Practice

Tuesday 21st March9.30am – 11.30pm Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday  22nd March9.30am – 11.00pm The Ark Parent-and-Toddler Group

Thursday 23rd March9.30am – 11.30am SENsational Parents Group
2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship in Mead Hall



Friday 24th March

Saturday  25th March9.15am – 10.00am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel

Sunday 26th March
10.00am – 11.00am Parish Communion Service
12.00pm – 1.00pm Baptism of Edward Shutler
3.30pm – 5.30pm Messy Church