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

26-07 Weekend Email with Livestream Link


Included in this email:
  • “Best Foot Forward” Cafe Sessions – starts on Tuesday!
  • Friends Anniversary Celebration
  • The Ark returns
  • Book Sale: Fifty Treasures of the Beds and Herts Area
  • Sunday Services – Parish Communion Service and Evensong – in church and livestreamed





As we emerge from the the pandemic we are here to help you navigate your way forward.  After five “Best Foot Forward” walks, we are now going to run some “Best Foot Forward” Café sessions in July. They will give you space reflect and learn from the past year, so we can face the future well.

Just like the walks, there will be space for your own personal reflection, as well as giving us the chance to share our experiences of the pandemic with others. Although this is a church-led initiative, we welcome all and will shape the tone of the talk to suit the participants.

Feedback from the walks has been very positive. But don’t take my word for it, here’s a taste of what others wrote…  “One of the most helpful things I’ve done in lockdown and really insightful.”  “Extremely valuable and helpful.”

There are three Café-based sessions available: Tuesday 29th June, Monday 5th July or Wednesday 14th July – all in St Helen’s Church from 10:30 to 12:00. Just turn up! Alternatively, if you have any questions, you can email me by clicking here.


Celebrate the 50th Anniversary
of the Friends of St Helen’s Church

Saturday 10 July at 6.30pm
St Helen’s Church
Join us for a glass of bubbles and some indulgent cake. Followed at 7 pm by the Icknield Trio playing a short light-hearted concert. Tickets £10 from Margaret Pearce 01582 833581
Tickets pre-booked only.
For a full programme of Friends 2021 events, please click here.


The Ark comes to St Peter’s!

Whilst we are unable to run the Ark Toddler group in St Helen’s, we are running it outside at St Peter’s for this half term. Lots of space and no masks outside. Everyone welcome, it’s a very friendly group with several babies, so very suitable for first time Mums who have not had a chance to meet many other Mums during lockdown. Do tell your friends and neighbours.
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.


‘Fifty Treasures of the Beds and Herts Area’ is the title of an interesting and beautifully illustrated book produced by The Arts Society of Beds and Herts. It features pages on Wheathampstead and St Helen’s Church but also many other places of interest. It gives suggestions as to where you might want to visit on a day out in our local area.

The book is on display in St Helen’s Church and costs only £5. If you would like to buy a copy please contact Pippa Legg 01438 832949, 07748002962 or


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




All are welcome to come to St Helen’s Church for Sunday services.

Capacity is limited and 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.

Both services will livestream on our YouTube channel and website. Please click on the images or the links provided to join the service. Or click here to view it via our website.




10am Parish Communion Service
Please click on the image above or click on this link to join us.



6pm Choral Evensong

Please click on the image above or click on this link to join us.



We’re here for you and help is at hand!
We have set up teams offering both pastoral and practical support, so please let others support you – they are keen to do so! Hilary Hollick is helping organise this – so do contact her by email here, or on 01582 832567.  Alternatively call the village wide helpline “Support for All” on 01582 380910.