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

24th Feb Weekend Email with Livestream Link





In this email:
  • Join the PCC!
  • Sunday’s Service
  • Book Talk
  • World Day of Prayer
  • Introduction to British Sign Language
  • Celtic Retreat Day
  • Bishop’s Open Garden
  • 2024 Programme for St Helen’s Fellowship
  • Diocesan Vacancies
Annual Parochial Church Meeting – 24th April 2024, 7.30pm







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. 




Join us in St Helen’s Church for our All Age Communion Service at 10am. If you can’t join us in church, please join us online.  Click here or on the image above for the YouTube link.


If you enjoy talking about books you might read or have read, then join us tomorrow (Monday) 9.45am–11.15am at Coffee in the Chancel, to chat and share your reading experiences.
Wheathampstead Churches Together
World Day of Prayer
Friday, 1 March, 10.30
St Thomas More Church

prepared by the christian women of Palestine with the theme :- “I beg you, bear with one another in love”.
Sunday March 3rd 11.30-12.00pm
A Brief introduction to British Sign Language
We are delighted that Thomas and Honesty and their family have joined us at our 10am services. Thomas is a BSL tutor and has offered to run a short introduction to BSL to help us communicate with them and also covering some “church vocabulary”. Grab a coffee and join us – no experience necessary!
Can you buy an Easter egg to give to the women who are helped by Azalea in Luton? And if possible, add a short message of friendship and support  Final date for donations: Friday March 22nd. – collection box in church.

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


29th February          Head Gear – An invitation to show and tell your story

7th March               Holy Communion

14th March              Save a space for puds (sub £3 this week)

21st March             Chair exercises with Sarah Donnelly

28th March             Maundy Thursday Reflections 




The Diocese are advertising for two part time administrators, as well as a Property Director.   Further details are available from





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




Monday 26th February
9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
9.45am – 11.00am Book Talk
11.15am – 12.15pm Following the Message Study Group
7.30pm – 9.15pm Bell Ringing Practice

Tuesday  27th February9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday 28th February
9.30am – 11.00am The Ark Parent and Toddler Group

Thursday  29th February
9.30am – 11.00am SENsational Parents’ Group
2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship at Mead Hall



Friday 1st March

Saturday 2nd March
9.15am – 10.00am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel

Sunday 3rd March
10.00am – 11.00am Parish Communion Service
3.30pm – 4.30pm Kids Worship