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

23-Aug Midweek Email


  • Parish BBQ
  • Golf Day Report
  • Community Larder
  • Friends Valuation and Jewellery Talk
  • Haven Afternoon Tea – book your place!
  • Vacancy – Diocesan Programme Manager
  • Summer Holiday Diary Changes







All are invited to the Parish Barbeque!
Please let Mel know if you are coming so that we can cater accordingly
01582 834031 or email




St Helen’s and St Peter’s Golf Day
A total of 35 people enjoyed the St Helen’s and St Peter’s golf day at Mid Herts golf club last Friday.  There were 21 golfers with handicaps ranging between 12 and 48 who played either 9 or 18 holes, while 28 gathered for a splendid post-game dinner.  The winners of the Debenhams Ottaway Claret Jug were David Hartley, one of our churchwardens, and a new resident in the village, David Hilton.  Debenhams Ottaway partner Andrew Yates and David Hilton (again) were runners-up on countback.  The 9 hole singles competition was won by Paul Dyson, with Cathy Honey as runner-up.


Community Larder 2023
This summer holiday, we are providing free food to those in need in the community. In order to provide a more friendly welcome. anyone who visits the larder will be helped by a volunteer from St Helen’s Church or the URC and there will be refreshments available.  The last session will be on Bank Holiday  Monday, 10am – 12pm, in the Chapel Halls on Brewhouse Hill.

If you would like to help, please contact Helen 07974 762997 or To donate to the Community Fund online, please click here. Our bank details are available here if you wish to make a bank transfer. You can also donate using the Donation Station in church. If you would like to gift aid your bank transfer donation, please contact our treasurer, Madeleine



St Albans Diocese is looking for someone with experience in project planning, managing and monitoring, as well as a proven track record of writing and delivering successful complex funding bids. A full job pack and details of how to apply are available on their website.  The closing date for applications is 13 September 2023.

The following funerals will be held in St Helen’s Church

The Memorial Service for the late Rev’d Dr John Brennan will be held at 3pm Thursday 24th August. All are welcome to stay for the reception in the chancel after the memorial service. The service will also be livestreamed via our Youtube channel here

The Memorial Service for the late Mrs Phyllis Mitchell will be held at 1pm Monday 4th September. All are welcome to stay for the reception in the chancel after the memorial service. 




Summer Holidays Diary Changes
24th July – 3rd September

  • Coffee in the Chancel will open only on Tuesdays and Saturdays,10–11.30am. Normal opening hours resume 5th September
  • ‘Following the Message’ group will not be meeting on Monday. Resumes on Monday 18th September.
  • ‘The Ark’ Parent-and-Toddler group will be meeting on Wednesday 30th August.
  • St Helen’s Fellowship will not be meeting over the holidays. Resumes on Thursday 7th September.




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




Monday 21st August7.30pm – 9.15pm Bellringing Practice 

Tuesday  22nd August10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
12.30pm – 1.30pm Funeral and Burial for t/l Michael Smith

Wednesday  23rd  August
10.30am – 11.30am Burial of Baby Odoi

Thursday  17th August
3.00pm – 4.30pm Memorial Service for t/l John Brennan followed by reception in Chancel
6.00pm –  7.00pm Wedding Rehearsal 



Friday 25th August

Saturday 26th August
9.15am – 10.00am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.3am Coffee in the Chancel
12.00pm – 1.00pm Wedding of Lauren Pollard & Harrison Giddings

Sunday 27th August
10.00am – 11.00amParish Communion Service