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

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  • Developing Disciples Course
  • Relatives Remembrance Service – last day to add a name!
  • The Big Help Out
  • Volunteers needed
  • St Helen’s Fellowship
  • Remembrance Sunday
  • Half Term Diary Changes

Developing Disciples

We have launched a very exciting new initiative for St Helen’s  and St Peter’s and are inviting you to find out more about it. The course about Developing your Discipleship is open to all. If you missed the launch you can find out more by watching the Youtube of the service on October 15. Carol’s sermon is at 25:35 and Richard’s introduction at 1:08:30.

Please ask Richard or Carol or Hilary  Hollick for more information and an invitation to our Taster session with puddings and wine at 7pm on Wednesday 15th November. To help with catering please rsvp for the taster evening to Hilary on or phone on 07712 791625. We hope you will be joining us!

This time of year is traditionally a season when we remember those we love but are no longer with us. At this service, you are welcome to light a candle for the loved ones you are remembering. If you are not able to come to the service, you may wish to add the names of the friends and relatives that you’d like remembered at the service by clicking this link Their name will appear on screen as the candles are lit.  We will email you a link to view the service either on our website or on our YouTube channel.


Harvest Update

Thank you for your generous donations of food for the local food bank at our thanksgiving service last Sunday. Online donations will go to The Trussell Trust who run food banks nationally. The donation link will be open till the end of the week – click here to donate.  Donations can also be made by cash or debit/credit card using the contactless device in church.

Thank you to our flower arrangers for making the church look so wonderful. If you weren’t in church to see it, please click here or on the image above to see the beautiful arrangements.

Claire Faces Her Fears
Claire Banham will be coming to give us an update on her work with The Haven at our 10am service on Sunday 29th October.  But before then, you might like to support her Face Your Fears Challenge to raise much-needed funds for the organisation’s work to support young people’s mental health.  Last Saturday Claire stepped off the 40m high roof of Tottenham Hotspur’s Stadium (a safety harness was provided!)  She says “I have worked hard in recent years to overcome my fear of heights but this was still a massive challenge! I was very grateful to get back down to earth at the end.”  Despite already reaching her original target, Claire is still hoping to raise further funds for The Haven.  You can sponsor her and encourage her work here.

Cleaning Morning at St Peter’s
Saturday 11 November
10am – 12 noon.

Please contact Kath Andrews 07794 354409 for informnation.

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

26th October Social and board games
2nd November Holy Communion
9th November Sons of St Albans – Tony Berk St Albans Tour Guide
16th November Stephen Bradley sings to us
23rd November    Social and board games
30th November A Walk around the Pembrokeshire Coast – Pippa Legg
7th December Holy Communion
14th December Advent Celebration in St Helens Church


Half Term Week 23rd  – 27th October 2023
  • Coffee in the Chancel will open on Tuesday and Saturday,10–11.30am.
  • ‘Following the Message’ group will be back in church at 11.15am on Monday 30th October.
  • ‘The Ark’ Parent-and-Toddler group will resume on Wednesday 1st November at 9.30am, St Helen’s Church.

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

Monday 23rd October7.30pm – 9.15pm Bellringing Practice

Tuesday  24th October10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday  25th October

Thursday  26th October
9.30am – 11.00am SENsational Parents Group
2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship at Mead Hall

Friday 27th October

Saturday 28th October
9.15am – 10.00am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel

Sunday 29th October

10.00am – 11.00am Parish Communion Service
12.00pm – 1.00pm Baptism of Clara and Katherine Street
3.30pm – 4.30pm All Souls Relatives Remembrance Service