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

26-08 Midweek Email


Included in this email:
  • The mid-week catch up interview with Claire Banham
  • The 2020 Summer Hampers Project comes to an end
  • Where to go if you need financial help with buying uniform etc. for the new school year
  • Harvest Photos


In the last of the current series of Midweek Catch Up, the tables are turned on Claire, who is usually doing the interviewing.  Click on the picture or the link below, to hear Claire describe how her life has changed over the last few months and what her hopes are for the future.

Midweek Catch Up with …


As the new school year approaches, many parents & carers will be concerned with how they can afford to buy new uniform, school shoes, PE kits, stationery and all the other items that children need at the start of term.  If this applies to you then there are 3 local charitable funds that you can apply to for help:
  • St Helen’s & St Peter’s Church Community Fund – contact David Pangbourne, Churchwarden on 01582 834511 to discuss in confidence or email
  • Wheathampstead Support For All, co-ordinated by the Parish Council call 01582 380910 or email
  • James Marshall Foundation –
Summer Hampers 2020 comes to an end
Today was the last of our deliveries of non-perishable foods to families needing a little extra help during the Summer holidays.  Many of you generously donated financially to fund this project and 14 volunteers have shopped, packed and delivered 132 bags of food to 23 families. A huge thank you to all involved and to St Helen’s school who allowed us to use their dining hall to store and pack the food.

Growing Together

Don’t forget to take photos of your produce for a Harvest Gallery that will form part of our Harvest celebrations in the Autumn.  No need to send the pictures in quite yet… but get snapping and we’ll let you know what to do with them nearer the time.

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.  

Let’s get social…  

We look forward to catching up on your latest news either on Sunday at 11am or Wednesday from 10:30am.  Please use the links below as we gather together using the video conferencing platform Zoom.

Click on the Meeting ID and password to join either session.

Coffee After the Online Service Coffee NOT in the Chancel
Every Sunday at 11am Every Wednesday from 10:30am
Meeting ID: 844 7123 3219
Password: 527776
Meeting ID: 828 3397 7877
Password: 304021

In addition to these social events, you are invited to join us for Morning Prayer.  We meet at 9am from Monday to Thursday and on Saturday using Zoom. Download the details here including links to the liturgy we follow.