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

26-May Midweek Email


Included in this email:
  • Last chance to book a “Best Foot Forward” Walk
  • Coffee in the Chancel – Bakers needed!
  • Children and Families News





As we emerge from the the pandemic we are here to help you navigate your way forward.  Join me as we put our “Best Foot Forward”, a circular walk from St Helen’s Church. Together we will reflect and learn from the past year, so we can face the future well.

We shall be walking in small groups, at a gentle pace and taking regular stops, to create space for our 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 walk to suit the participants.

Feedback on the two pilot sessions has been overwhelmingly positive. But don’t take my word for it, here’s a taste of what other wrote…
“A very helpful format”; “I loved the simplicity”
“One of the most helpful things I’ve done in lockdown and really insightful.”
“Extremely valuable and helpful” and “really positive.”

There are now two more sessions left: Wed 2nd June (pm), Sat 5 June (pm).  Click here to book a place.   Alternatively, if you have any questions, you can email me by clicking here.

One final comment… “Allowing nature to be part of our healing as a church family in this way is inspired!”  I look forward to walking with you – Richard



Bakers needed for Coffee in the Chancel!

Do you like baking cakes? Could you join our team of volunteer bakers for our popular Coffee in the Chancel? We were delighted to be able to reopen coffee in the Chancel last week on Monday and Tuesday morning and so were our customers! But some of our bakers have moved away and we need more helpers. We need to recruit 3 or 4 so you only bake once per half term and you can choose what cake you bake- our customers enjoy variety! Please contact Hilary (07712791625,  or Sally (07792102646, )if you can help . 




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









This week is the last Ark on Zoom (Thursday 10.30, email Linda for the zoom link – hope to run the Ark on the Astroturf on a Wednesday morning but are awaiting information on insurance and cost.



Join us for our first Kids Worship session this year – Sunday 6th June at 3.30pm in St Helen’s Church. Craft, action songs, stories, prayers and things to talk about.

Our next Kids Worship will be on 18th July.



You are invited to join us for Morning Prayer. We meet at 9am from Monday to Thursday and on Saturday using Zoom. Click this link to join the meeting. Download the liturgy we follow by clicking here.




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.