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

27-Mar Midweek Email


In this email:
  • Holy Week and Easter Services
  • Electoral Roll
  • Join the PCC
  • St Helen’s Fellowship
  • Diary Changes – Easter holiday




Join a small group walking from Wheathampstead to St Albans Abbey via fields and footpaths on Easter Monday, April 1st. We will picnic in the Abbey grounds (inside if wet) and there is the option to join thousands of others for a lively service at 3.00pm as part of the Easter Monday Pilgrimage. Dogs welcome (even in the Abbey!)
Email Linda for more information

Easter Trail – Find the Story Stones!

During the Easter holidays, why not go on a short adventure with the family? Walk from St Helen’s Church in the village to St Peter’s Church, Gustard Wood to find all 13 stones which tell the Easter Story. Click here to download a leaflet which includes a map of the trail and description of the stones to look out for. Use the app ///what3words to navigate to the stones. If you get stuck, there are picture clues on line. Have fun!





Notice is hereby given that the Church Electoral Roll of the above parish will be revised by the Parochial Church Council, beginning on Monday 25th  March 2024 and ending on Friday 29th March 2024.

After such Revision, a copy of the Roll will forthwith be exhibited on, or near to, the principal door of the Parish Church for inspection.

Under the Church Representation Rules any persons are entitled to have their names entered on the Roll, if they are baptised, of sixteen years or upwards, have signed an application form for enrolment and declare themselves either –

  • to be a member of the Church of England, or of a Church in communion therewith, resident in the parish; or
  • to be such a member and, not being resident in the parish, to have habitually attended public worship in the parish during a period of six months prior to enrolment; or
  • to be a member in good standing of a Church which subscribes to the doctrine of the Holy trinity (not being a Church in communion with the Church of England) and also prepared to declare themselves to be a member of the Church of England having habitually attended public worship in the parish during a period of six months prior to enrolment.

Forms of application for enrolment can be obtained from the noticeboards at St Helen’s Church and St Peter’s Church or from the Judith, and should be returned, if possible, in time for the Revision. If you are already on the roll, you do not need to fill in a form.

Any error discovered in the Roll should be reported to Judith Lambert. Church Electoral Roll Officer.




Do you care about our church? 

Does Christian faith matter to you?

We need your help to take our vision forward!

Our PCC is the leadership group which makes the important decisions for our church and works to turn our vision into reality.  We need enthusiastic people from a diverse range of backgrounds with variety of skills, experience and knowledge. Meeting are on mid-week evenings, ten times a year for about two hours.  Could you join us?  Click here for a role description and application.  Speak to the Rector or Churchwardens, or an existing PPC member for more information. 






St Helen’s Fellowship
MEN AND WOMEN welcome at St Helen’s Fellowship! Last session for the term is Maundy Thursday Reflections on 28th March at  Mead Hall between 2.45 and 4.15 pm. The cost is £2 and 50p for transport if required. Anyone who would appreciate a lift to meetings, please ring Gill Gwinn who will be able to tell you if we can help with this. Meetings resume on Thursday 18th April.

Louise Edwards 01582 621197
Jill Bareham 01582 460394
Gill Gwinn (transport organiser) 07966 469754




School Easter Holidays
29th March – 14th April 2024
  • Coffee in the Chancel is closed on Monday. Holiday opening hours on Tuesday and Saturday,10–11.30am.
  • ‘Following the Message’ group will not be meeting on Monday. Back in church at 11.15am on Monday 15th April.
  • ‘The Ark’ Parent-and-Toddler group will not be meeting on Wednesday. Sessions resume on Wednesday17th April at 9.30am, St Helen’s Church.





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




Monday 25th March
9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
9.45am – 11.00am Book Talk
11.15am – 12.15pm Following the Message Study Group
6.00pm – 7.00pm Celtic Evening Prayer
7.30pm – 9.15pm Bell Ringing Practice

Tuesday  26th March9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
6.00pm – 7.00pm Celtic Evening Prayer

Wednesday 27th March
9.15am – 10.00am St Helen’s School Easter Service
2.00pm – 3.00pm Funeral Service for t/l Mr Stanley Lawrence followed by burial in the churchyard
6.00pm – 7.00pm Celtic Evening Prayer

Maundy Thursday  28th March
9.30am – 11.00am SENsational Parents Group
2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship at Mead Hall
6.00pm – 9.00pm Maundy Thursday Family Meal with Communion



Good Friday 29th March
10.00am – 12.00m Walk of Witness followed by Service in St Helen’s Churchyard (meet at Lower Luton Road bus stop at 9.45am)
2.00pm – 3.00pm Reflective Service

Saturday 30th March
9.15am – 10.00am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel

Easter Sunday 31st March
5.30am – 6.30am Son Rise Service at St Peter’s
10.00am – 11.00am Parish Communion