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

24-Jul Weekend Email with Livestream Link



Included in this email:
  • Latest Covid update – implications for us
  • Archdeacon’s Visitation Newsletter
  • Book your place at The Ark Toddler Group
  • Coffee in the Chancel – Holiday Opening Times
  • Prayers for Jean Bosco of Kimbilio
  • 2 Sunday services tomorrow – 10am Parish Communion Service and 6pm Evensong

As you are aware, on the 19th July, England moved to step 4 of the ‘Roadmap out of Lockdown.’  We recognise that for some, easing of restrictions brings additional risk to themselves or those they love who have remained vulnerable to the virus. In order to continue to protect you and others who come to church, 

  • We continue to request that face coverings be worn in church.
  • We encourage use of the hand-sanitisers and registering with the Test & Trace QR code.
  • We will keep alternate pews closed, unless we reach capacity.  Then we will fill up the empty pews from the front of the nave.
  • The congregation is now able to sing from behind face masks.
  • We will continue to receive communion in one kind, standing in the crossing.
  • Please continue to have conversations after the service in the churchyard.
  • Post-service refreshments will remain on hold.
  • These arrangements will be reviewed again in September.

Thank you for your support in this.

Archdeacons’ Visitation  News

Stuck for reading material whilst awaiting Prince Harry’s Memoirs? We offer you the latest edition of the Archdeacons’ Visitation News, a definitive account by our Archdeacons of the experiences, losses, and life lessons that have helped shape them and churches during the pandemic.

Click here to read.

The Ark comes to St Peter’s!

We are currently running the Ark outside at St Peter’s. Lots of space and no masks outside. Everyone welcome, it’s a very friendly group, suitable for babies and toddlers.
Every Wednesday 9.30-10.30am. Free play followed by singing.
Numbers are limited. Please email Linda at to book your place, giving the name and age of your children.
We will be continuing to run the Ark over the holidays, older siblings welcome, but bring something to do.
Any extra help welcomed!


Coffee in Chancel is 10 years old in September. We have a special birthday tea planned for October 10th. You are all invited!

P.S. We are recruiting! Speak to Hilary 07712791625 or Sally 07792102646 If you think you could help with serving drinks occasionally – or even with clearing up afterwards.

Staying Connected …

Coffee in the Chancel continues to meet via Zoom 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

Please pray for Kimbilio’s Jean Bosco
We have had a message from Ian Harvey, that Jean Bosco, who runs Kimbilio in Lubumbashi is very ill in hospital. He is on oxygen with suspected Covid. He would appreciate prayers from the wider Kimbilio family.

Funeral for t/l Pam Stevens – 11:00am, 4th August.
The Funeral Service for Pam Stevens will be held at St Helen’s Church on Wednesday 4th August at 11am.  All are invited.  If you plan to attend the reception at Aldwickbury Park Golf Club afterwards, please let Pam’s daughter Alison Stevens know by 30th July for catering numbers.  


All are welcome to come to St Helen’s Church for Sunday worship. To protect yourself and others in church, you are expected to observe appropriate Covid guidelines including the use of face masks, hand sanitiser and social distancing.  Please do not come if you are feeling unwell, or have any symptoms of Coronavirus.


10am Parish Communion

The service will livestream on our YouTube channel and website. Click here- or on the image above to join our 10am live-streamed Parish Communion service. Or click here to view it via our website.


6pm Evensong

St Helen’s Choir will be ‘on tour’ next weekend. If you’re unable to join them in Exeter, come to Evensong at St Helen’s Church tomorrow for a sneak preview! Click here or on the image for the livestream link or here to view it via the website


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