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

22-May Midweek Email


In this email:
  • Deanery Contemplative walk
  • Talk by Bp John Gladwin
  • Contemporary Evening Worship – save the dates
  • The Big Help Out – all welcome!
  • Synod Membership
  • St Helen’s Fellowship
  • Half Term Diary Changes








You are invited to a talk

“Full speed ahead: the journey we need to travel ecumenically”
The talk will be given by Bishop John Gladwin

Saturday 8th June at 11am.
St Bartholomew’s RC Church, 47 Vesta Avenue St Albans AL1 2PH 

All are very welcome. Organised by the Newman Association




The Diocesan Synod is currently renewing its membership for a new 3-year term.  If you are interested, please contact your vicar for details.

The Synod meets three times a year on Saturday mornings, twice in person and once online. The meetings have interesting visiting speakers addressing key issues the church faces and provide the opportunity to give feedback to the Diocese about the reality of parish life.

Richard adds, “I have been a member of Diocesan Synod for the past eight years and I throughly recommend it.




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

23rd May                 Social and board games

30th May                  Save a space for puds     £3

6th June                  Holy Communion

13th June               Southern Africa Road Trip – Peter Slater

20th June                The Log books of St Helen’s School – Patrick McNeil

27th June                Bird Bingo

4th July                  Holy Communion

11th July                Chair exercises with Sarah

18th July                 Summer Party




Half Term 27th – 31st May 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 3rd June
  • ‘The Ark’ Parent-and-Toddler group will not be meeting on Wednesday. Sessions resume on Wednesday 5th June at 9.30am, St Helen’s Church.





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




Monday 20th May
9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
11.15am – 12.15pm Following the Message Study Group
7.30pm – 9.15am Bellringing Practice

Tuesday  21st May9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
8.00pm – 9.00pm Contemporary Evening Worship

Wednesday 22nd May
9.30am – 11.00am The Ark Parents-and-Toddlers Group

Thursday 23rd May
2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship
7.30pm – 9.00pm AI Study Course at St Peter’s



Friday 24th May

Saturday 25th May
9.15am – 10.00am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
11.00am – 12.00pm St Helen’s School New Parents Coffee Morning

Sunday 26th May
10.00am – 11.00am All Age Communion