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

27-Jul Midweek Email



In this email:

  • Community Larder
  • Kimbilio – a chance to help with the next project
  • SENsational Parents’ Group
  • Choral Scholarships – Open for application!
  • Coffee in the Chancel – Summer Opening Hours
Save the date! – Parish BBQ on Sunday 4th September

Please continue to support the Community Larder!
Help us keep the larder stocked with fresh and store cupboard food. If donating fresh food please check ‘use by’ dates and that ingredients are listed. We will need regular top-ups over the summer holidays – please consider donating what you would like to see in your own fridge or larder that would contribute towards making a healthy meal. Items should be in original sealed packaging as we need to abide by health and safety regulations.
Alternatively, if you would prefer to donate financially then please make a card reader payment (in church) or online donation (click here). Please feel free to share the details with local WhatsApp groups or anyone else you think may like to donate. 

Kimbilio – the next stage
Our Charity Partner the Congo Children’s Trust opened their primary school last year and already they are planning the next project! For years the day centre outreach to the hundreds of boys and girls living rough in the street markets has been run from the city’s cathedral. Kimbilio now have the opportunity to purchase a piece of land opposite, to build their very own permanent facility. A deposit has already been paid for the land, but they need another $30,000 to buy it. Today, 20th July, they are having a fundraising drive and any donation over £85 ($100) will receive matched funding! Even if you can’t manage £85, anything you can spare will help the children of Lubumbashi.
To donate click here.
To watch a short video featuring the school and the day centre plans click here

SENsational Parents’ Group

Do you have a child with additional needs or know someone who does? The SENsational parents’ group meets on the last Thursday of the month in St Helen’s. A support group, run by parents for parents, there is a speaker each month and a chance to chat to parents with similar expeirences over coffee.

There is also a Facebook group:


During the summer holidays (23rd July – 3rd September), Coffee in the Chancel will be open between 10am – 11.30am on Tuesdays and Saturdays only. Normal hours resume on Monday 5th September.

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

Monday 25th July
7.30pm – 9.15pm  Bell Ringing Practice

Tuesday 26th July
10.00am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday 27th July
10.30am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel via Zoom
11.00am – 12.00pm  Funeral Service for t/l Dennis Poole
1.30pm – 3.00pm  English Lesson for Ukrainians

Thursday 28th July
9.30am – 11.00am  SENsational Parents’ Group

Friday 29th July
6.30pm – 9.00pm  Choir Practice

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

Sunday 31st July
10.00am – 11.00am  Parish Communion Service
12.00pm – 1.00pm  Baptism of Charlie Durkin