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

23-Mar Weekend Email with Livestream Link



In this email:
  • Palm Sunday Procession and Service
  • Holy Week and Easter Services
  • Electoral Roll
  • Join the PCC
  • Book Talk
  • St Helen’s Fellowship
Annual Parochial Church Meeting – 24th April 2024, 7.30pm


On Palm Sunday 24th March, we are meeting at St Peter’s at 8.45am so that we are ready to leave at 9am to walk to St Helen’s via New Bridge. There we will meet Darcy the donkey and proceed to St Helen’s church for our Palm Sunday Parish Communion 10am. If you can’t meet us at St Peter’s, do feel free to join us at 9.30am-ish at Ash Grove/New Bridge to meet the donkey or join us outside the west door of church at 10am. Click here or on the image above for the YouTube link to watch online.


Notice is hereby given that the Church Electoral Roll of the above parish will be revised by the Parochial Church Council, beginning on Monday 25th  March 2024 and ending on Friday 29th March 2024.

After such Revision, a copy of the Roll will forthwith be exhibited on, or near to, the principal door of the Parish Church for inspection.

Under the Church Representation Rules any persons are entitled to have their names entered on the Roll, if they are baptised, of sixteen years or upwards, have signed an application form for enrolment and declare themselves either –

  • to be a member of the Church of England, or of a Church in communion therewith, resident in the parish; or
  • to be such a member and, not being resident in the parish, to have habitually attended public worship in the parish during a period of six months prior to enrolment; or
  • to be a member in good standing of a Church which subscribes to the doctrine of the Holy trinity (not being a Church in communion with the Church of England) and also prepared to declare themselves to be a member of the Church of England having habitually attended public worship in the parish during a period of six months prior to enrolment.

Forms of application for enrolment can be obtained from the noticeboards at St Helen’s Church and St Peter’s Church or from the Judith, and should be returned, if possible, in time for the Revision. If you are already on the roll, you do not need to fill in a form.

Any error discovered in the Roll should be reported to Judith Lambert. Church Electoral Roll Officer.

Do you care about our church? 

Does Christian faith matter to you?

We need your help to take our vision forward!

Our PCC is the leadership group which makes the important decisions for our church and works to turn our vision into reality.  We need enthusiastic people from a diverse range of backgrounds with variety of skills, experience and knowledge. Meeting are on mid-week evenings, ten times a year for about two hours.  Could you join us?  Click here for a role description and application.  Speak to the Rector or Churchwardens, or an existing PPC member for more information. 


If you enjoy talking about books you might read or have read, then the following group might suit you.

On the fourth Monday of each month at 9.45am until 11.15am at Coffee in the Chancel, you are invited to join others over a cup of coffee to chat and share your reading experiences. This will be fairly informal and you can drop in and out as you wish.

The next occasion will be on Monday 25th March. We look forward to seeing you there.

St Helen’s Fellowship
MEN AND WOMEN welcome at St Helen’s Fellowship! Last session for the term is Maundy Thursday Reflections on 28th March at  Mead Hall between 2.45 and 4.15 pm. The cost is £2 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. Meetings resume on Thursday 18th April.

Louise Edwards 01582 621197
Jill Bareham 01582 460394
Gill Gwinn (transport organiser) 07966 469754

This year’s parish golf day will be held at Mid Herts Golf Club on Friday 30th August 2024.  Golf in the afternoon and dinner in the evening.  All standards welcome. An 18 hole pairs or team competition for the Debenhams Ottaway Claret Jug and a 9 hole competition for the Friendship Trophy.  We will be delighted to see spouses and friends at dinner afterwards.  Mark your diaries and we’ll invite participants closer to the time.  Enquiries to Simon Best (07786 704353)

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

Monday 25th March
9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
9.45am – 11.00am Book Talk
11.15am – 12.15pm Following the Message Study Group
6.00pm – 7.00pm Celtic Evening Prayer
7.30pm – 9.15pm Bell Ringing Practice

Tuesday  26th March9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
6.00pm – 7.00pm Celtic Evening Prayer

Wednesday 27th March
9.15am – 10.00am St Helen’s School Easter Service
2.00pm – 3.00pm Funeral Service for t/l Mr Stanley Lawrence followed by burial in the churchyard
6.00pm – 7.00pm Celtic Evening Prayer

Maundy Thursday  28th March
9.30am – 11.00am SENsational Parents Group
2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship at Mead Hall
6.00pm – 9.00pm Maundy Thursday Family Meal with Communion

Good Friday 29th March
10.00am – 12.00m Walk of Witness followed by Service in St Helen’s Churchyard (meet at Lower Luton Road bus stop at 9.45am)
2.00pm – 3.00pm Reflective Service

Saturday 30th March
9.15am – 10.00am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel

Easter Sunday 31st March
5.30am – 6.30am Son Rise Service at St Peter’s
10.00am – 11.00am Parish Communion