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

28-Jan Weekend Email with Livestream Link



  • Sunday’s Services
  • Energy Fund
  • Pancake Party – save the date (21st Feb)
  • Friends of St Helen’s AGM



Tomorrow is the nearest Sunday to the Feast of Candlemas (Feb 2nd). Candlemas, 40 days after Christmas, marks the turning point between Christmas and Easter in the liturgical calendar. Join us in St Helen’s Church for our Parish 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.


All are invited to join us at our first Evensong of the year. 6pm at St Helen’s Church.

If you can’t join us in church for the service, please join us online. Click here or on the image for the YouTube link or click here to view from our website (underneath the morning service).

Energy Fund

A big Thank You to the many people who donated so generously to the Energy Fund. So far we have received nearly £5,500 in donations and most of these included gift aid which takes the total up to £6,700. We really do appreciate every donation, both large and small, especially at this time when as individuals we are all facing increased costs.

The Energy Fund will help us continue to minister and maintain St Helen’s Church as a warm and vibrant hub at the heart of our community.

We are expecting the cost to increase by more than £12,000 this year.

The fund remains open and further donations can be made via the contactless card reader in church, or by clicking on this link Energy Fund, or by a bank transfer – account details available here. If you would like to gift aid your bank transfer donation, please contact our treasurer, Madeleine

Pancake Party
We are organising a pancake party for all-ages on Shrove Tuesday (21st February) from 5pm at the Chapel Halls.  Like the Summer BBQ, this is a great way to express the unity in our church family and mix with members of different congregations and all ages. Put the date in your diary and let us know if you’d like to help.

Saturday 11th February 2023 at 3 pm in St Helen’s School
Speaker: the well known and entertaining Stephen De Silva, St Albans Cathedral Guide, on Abbot John of Wheathampstead and other local saints. There will be a sales table including local honey and a raffle. Do come!

The Friends would love to have more trustees, including a Treasurer.  Please speak to Ruth if you would like to join us 01582 712330 after 31st January.

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

Monday 30th January9.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
11.15am – 12.15pm Following the Message Study Group
7.30pm – 9.15pm Bellringing Practice

Tuesday 31st January9.30am – 11.30pm Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday 1st February9.30am – 11.00am The Ark Parent-and-Toddler Group
7.30pm – 9.30pm Alpha Course in The Rectory

Thursday  2nd February2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship in Mead Hall

Friday 3rd February

Saturday 4th February9.15am – 10.00am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
4.00pm – 5.00pm Visiting Bellringers

Sunday 5th February
10.00am – 11.00am Parish Communion
3.30pm – 4.30pm Kids Worship