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

25-May Midweek Email



In this email:
  • Ascension Day Service – TOMORROW!
  • Pray for 5
  • Christian Aid – Thank you!
  • Charity Plant Sale
  • Jubilee Celebrations
  • Wheathampstead Scarecrow Trail

All are warmly invited to the
Ascension Day Service, Thursday, 26th May, 8pm.
at St Nicholas Church, Harpenden

Please join together with members of other local churches. Bishop Michael of Hertford will be preaching. We say thank you to Richard Banham for being Rural Dean. Dennis Stamps is installed as the new Rural Dean, and Jo Burke is installed as the Assistant Rural Dean.

After the very first Ascension Day the disciples gathered with Mary, devoting themselves to prayer while they waited for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ picks up this tradition and encourages us pray that God’s Spirit might work in the lives of 5 friends.

To download the Prayer Journal written by Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, click here.
To download his Reflections on 1 Peter, click here.

Printed copies are available in church.

Thank you for your generous donations to Christian Aid Week this year, when there are so many other calls on our finances and our emotions.  We hope to finalise the total for Christian Aid shortly, so if you still wish to make a donation to this year’s appeal, please return your envelope at Sunday’s service or to the church office.  Online donations can also still be made through

Charity Plant Sale
for Rennie Grove Hospice Care

Sunday 29th May
10.30am – 12pm
St Peter’s Church


How are your plans for the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend coming along?  If your road is not having a street party – or even if it is – we encourage you to join us for a Picnic on Rectory Meadows on Saturday 4th June from midday to 4pm. There will be stalls and activities organised by the Parish Council.

On Sunday 5th June we will celebrate Pentecost (the Gift of the Holy Spirit to us all and the birth of the Church) at our 10am morning service and you are invited to join us for a Platinum Jubilee Evensong at 6pm. 

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

Monday 23rd May
9.30am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel
11.15am – 12.15am  Following the Message
7.30pm – 9.15pm  Bellringing Practice

Tuesday 24th May
9.30am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel
1.00pm – 2.00pm  Funeral for t/l Brian Joyce

Wednesday 25th May
9.30am – 11.00am  The Ark
10.30am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel via Zoom

Thursday 26th May
9.30am – 11.00am  SENsational Parents’ Group
2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship

Friday 27th May
6.30pm – 9.00pm  Choir Practice

Saturday 28th May
9.30am – 10.00am  Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel
2.30pm – 3.30pm  Baptism Group Preparation

Sunday 29th May
10.00am – 11.00am  Parish Communion Service
11.45am – 12.45pm  Baptism of Lauren Pollard, Lula and Miley Giddings

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