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

26-Mar Weekend Email with Livestream Link



In in this email:
  • Ukraine Response: Pray, Act & Give
  • Services on Sunday
  • 40 Green Ideas for Lent
  • Climate Change Short Course
  • Harpenden Money Advice Centre
  • Concert Invitations





This Sunday is Mothering Sunday.  If your friends or neighbours used to come to church, why not take this opportunity to invite them back to Church.




Join us in St Helen’s Church for our family-friendly, All-Age Mothering Sunday 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 or click here to view from our website.



Wind down from (or avoid) the busyness of Mothering Sunday: come to our Lent Evensong. Peaceful reflective music from our choir, beautiful hymns and ancient words to provide a respite from the mad world. Please join us at 6pm for this hour long service – and invite anyone you think might be interested. Alternatively, click here to worship with us online.



Pray: Join us in prayer for Ukraine at St Helen’s Church – there is a prayer station in the crossing, alongside space for people to reflect.

Act: Whilst our prayers are an important first step, we want to take action as well as we respond. Please visit our webpage to see how you can help.

Give: We encourage you to give generously provide aid in Ukraine and support the millions of refugees. To give via the Red Cross and the Disaster Emergency Committee click this link.  St Albans Diocese has established a fund to provide immediate financial support for refugees arriving hereMore details here.

St Helen’s in Lockdown
Music CD

Rob has put together a CD containing 80 minutes of the best music he produced during Lockdown. These are free to anyone who would like one, with a suggested donation of £10 towards the UNHCR Ukraine Appeal.

Please email Rob ( if you would like to reserve a CD. 


40 Green Ideas for Lent 2022

Here are the next 7 of our 40 Green Ideas for Lent, for the week starting on Monday and up to the fifth Sunday of Lent..  Click on the image to see the details.

Ideas from previous weeks can still be seen on our website.
Let’s do what we can to help take care of our planet.




Feeding the world, climate change, biodiversity, antibiotics, plastics, pandemics – the list of concerns seems endless. But what is most pressing, and what should we do first? Do we all need to become vegetarian? How can we fly in a low-carbon world? How can we take control of technology? And, given the global nature of the challenges we now face, what on Earth can any of us do, as individuals?

In the first session we will take an overview and ask what exactly is climate change and what are its implications. The next three sessions will look more closely at Food, Transport and Energy respectively. In the last session we shall look at the Christian perspective and what it means.

Each session will involve both presentations and discussion The sessions are open to all and prior knowledge is not required although it might be helpful to have a copy of the book and to have read the relevant sections in advance. Please email Roger ( to sign up.


For Debt Awareness Week, we are highlighting the work of Harpenden Money Advice Centre, who provide a free and confidential debt and budgeting advice service to those in and around Harpenden. They can be contacted by calling 07954 276281 or emailing

Please click on the image above or here to watch a short video clip showing some of those involved locally in this important service. Visit their website for more information –






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




Monday 28th March
9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
11.15am – 12.15pm Following the Message
7.30pm – 9.15pm Bell Ringing Practice CANCELLED

Tuesday 29th March
9.30am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday 30th March
9.30am – 11am The Ark
10.30am – 11.30am Zoom Coffee in the Chancel

Thursday 31st March
9.15am –10.15am St Helen’s Upper School Easter Service
10.30am –11.30am St Helen’s Lower School Easter Service
2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship at Mead Hall



Friday 1st April
6.30pm – 9.00pm  Choir Practice

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

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





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