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

23-Jan Email from the Rector


Don’t miss all the other good stuff!
So that you don’t miss all the other good things in this email, the link to the livestream service is near the bottom of the email!  Before you get that far down, do put the webinar for the launch of the Children’s Society new vision in your diary and check out which of the two books on offer you’ll be reading at breakfast as you munch on your marmalade on toast!

In all seriousness please consider whether you – or someone you know – could volunteer to be part of the vaccination campaign. There are five different roles in which volunteers are required – see below for details.

Last, but by no means least, there are opportunities to connect to other church members socially on Zoom at 11am on Sunday and Wednesday.

God bless you – Richard


An Invitation from our Charity Partner – The Children’s Society
Tickets are free but registration is essential via this Zoom link:

Be part of this historic effort!

Communities 1st and partners have been busy recruiting volunteers to support the vaccination centres.

Over 2,400 volunteers have now signed up and provided 5,300 hours of support for community vaccination sites in a variety of roles, from stewarding to front of house.

It is expected that a further 3,000-4,000 volunteers will be needed over the coming weeks as more vaccination centres open up.

Anyone who would like to volunteer in a non-clinical role can sign up here:


Dianne Payne’s new local history book for Wheathampstead views the village through an eighteenth-century lens, showing the continuities and changes that we can see in Wheathampstead today. Profits will go to charity.

Special offer £10 + £3 p & p 
(RRP £15 + £3 p & p)
This offer closes on Wednesday 31 March      

If you would like a copy please e-mail your name and address to

Books will be posted when payment is received.

‘St Peter’s Church, Gustard Wood – A Living History’, written by local historian, Rodney Locks, traces the history of the church from its formation and construction in 1910. Covering its artefacts and features, people and history over 100 years, this book is beautifully written and illustrated with warmth and feeling by Rodney. who writes from personal knowledge having been a member of the congregation since 1965.

Written to commemorate St Peter’s Church centenary, and now on sale for only £5. If you would like a copy, please contact Keith Andrews on 01582 832267 or for home delivery, or collect a copy from the back of St Helen’s Church. Payment can be made via the card reader in church or online.

Staying Connected …

Though Coffee in the Chancel is currently closed, we look forward to catching up on your latest news at our Zoom gathering on 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


We are committed to helping you connect to God in worshipclick here – or on the image below to join our 10am live-stream service. Or click here to view it via our website.

We are also committed to staying connected to one another in community so we can support one another. Click here, or the picture below to join the Zoom gathering for Coffee After the Online Service on Sunday from 11am.  If you need to enter them manually, the details for the Zoom meeting are: Meeting ID: 844 7123 3219 Passcode: 527776. 



Help is at hand!
We have set up teams offering both pastoral and practical support, so please let others support you – they are keen to do so! Hilary Hollick is helping organise this – so do contact her by email here, or on 01582 832567.  Alternatively call the village wide helpline “Support for All” on 01582 380910.