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

27-Apr Midweek Email




In in this email:
  • There is no Planet B – study course
  • 300,000 steps for Christian Aid
  • Mossy Church this Sunday
  • Help need for Wheathampstead 10K
  • APCM

All are welcome to join our 5-week study course – Thursdays at 7.30 pm in St Peter’s Church, Gustard Wood. Our second session is TOMORROW – 28th April. The course is based on the book ‘There Is No Planet B’ by Mike Berners-Lee. The book is introduced as follows:

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?

Over the next three sessions, we will look 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 contact Roger for details: If you are unable to attend but wish to receive weekly notes from the study course, please let Roger know.

Can you take 300,000 steps in May to raise funds for Christian Aid Week?

If you usually aim to achieve 10,000 steps a day, why not join Christian Aid’s “300,000 steps in May” challenge and help raise funds to fight hunger?  Sign up here and get the t-shirt.   For the less energetic of us, there will be details of other ways to donate to this year’s Christian Aid Week appeal in the weeks ahead.

Join us at Mossy Church this Sunday at 3.30pm at St Peter’s

We will be “considering the birds of the air” – An informal outdoor form of worship for all ages. We’ll make bird cake to feed our feathered friends and listen and look for signs of birds. All welcome.

Help Needed for Wheathampstead 10K race Sunday 22nd morning

Help is needed with the 10k race on the morning of May 22nd. This is an important fundraiser for Beech Hyde school and money is very tight in all schools at the moment. Anyone who might be able to help (various roles needed) please email Anne Hollis on  and she will put you in contact with someone,

An Important Date!
Annual Parochial Church Meeting
Wednesday 4th May at St. Peter’s at 7:30 pm
All are welcome at our APCM (refreshments provided) which offers you a report on Church activities in 2021 and the financial statements for that year. As we emerge from a period of uncertainty, we must look to the future as our churches come back to life.

We are very keen to be strengthened by new faces on our Parochial Church Council (PCC). The “Job Description” is people committed to our new vision of “Living God’s Love in our Community” and able to help us work so we can make a difference for the people of Wheathampstead and Gustard Wood. PCC Members are leaders in our church and trustees of our charity.  More info from Stephen (PCC Secretary) 01727 863490

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

Monday 25th April
9.30am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel
11.15am – 12.15pm  Following the Message
7.30pm – 9.15pm  Bellringing Practice

Tuesday 26th April
9.30am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday 27th April
9.30am – 11.00am  The Ark
10.30am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel via Zoom
12.00pm – 1.00pm  Funeral and Burial of the late Mr Ian Fellows

Thursday 28th April
9.30am – 11.00am  SEN Parents Group
2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship
7.30pm – 9.00pm  “Climate Change – The Science” study group at St Peter’s

Friday 29th April
6.30pm – 9.00pm  Choir Practice

Saturday 30th April
9.30am – 10.00am  Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel

Sunday 1st May
10.00am – 11.00am  Parish Communion Service
12.00pm – 1.00pm  Baptism of Lilly Marlow
3.30pm – 4.30pm  Mossy Church

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