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

28-May Weekend Email with Livestream Link


In this email:
  • Half Term – Diary Changes
  • Sunday Service
  • “Thy Kingdom Come” – Pray for 5
  • Charity Plant Sale – TOMORROW!
  • Christian Aid – Thank you!
  • Jubilee Celebrations
  • Wheathampstead Scarecrow Trail

A Church for All Generations… If you were in church last week – or if you’ve watched the service online (from approx 13mins), you will know that part of our vision is to Be a Church for All Generations.  A key part of this is building our sense of community.  As well as coming to church on Sundays, each week there are ways we can play our part, for example, by coming to the Jubilee Picnic on Saturday, or by joining in the Scarecrow competition (see below for details).

Diary Changes Next Week
Half Term: 30th May – 3rd June 2022

  • Coffee in the Chancel will open on Tuesday and Saturday, 10-11.30am. Closed on Monday
  • “Following the Message” group will not be meeting on Monday. Back in church at 11.15am on Monday 6th June
  • “The Ark” Parent-and-Toddler group will not be meeting on Wednesday. Sessions resume on Wednesday 8th June at 9.30am


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.

After the very first Ascension Day the disciples gathered with Mary, devoting themselves to prayer while they waited for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ picks up this tradition and encourages us pray that God’s Spirit might work in the lives of 5 friends.

To download the Prayer Journal written by Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, click here.
To download his Reflections on 1 Peter, click here.

Printed copies are available in church.

Charity Plant Sale
for Rennie Grove Hospice Care

Sunday 29th May
10.30am – 12pm
St Peter’s Church


Thank you for your generous donations to Christian Aid Week this year, when there are so many other calls on our finances and our emotions.  We hope to finalise the total for Christian Aid shortly, so if you still wish to make a donation to this year’s appeal, please return your envelope at Sunday’s service or to the church office.  Online donations can also still be made through

How are your plans for the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend coming along?  If your road is not having a street party – or even if it is – we encourage you to join us for a Picnic on Rectory Meadows on Saturday 4th June from midday to 4pm. There will be stalls and activities organised by the Parish Council.

On Sunday 5th June we will celebrate Pentecost (the Gift of the Holy Spirit to us all and the birth of the Church) at our 10am morning service and you are invited to join us for a Platinum Jubilee Evensong at 6pm. 

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

Monday 30th May
7.30pm – 9.15pm  Bellringing Practice

Tuesday 31st May
10.00am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday 1st June
10.30am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel via Zoom
1.30pm – 3.00pm  English Lesson for Ukrainians

Thursday 2nd June – Spring Bank Holiday
2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship

Friday 3rd June – Queen’s Jubilee

Saturday 4th June
9.30am – 10.00am  Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel
12.00pm – 4.00pm  Jubilee Picnic at Rectory Meadows
6.00pm – 7.00pm  Jubilee Evensong

Sunday 5th June
10.00am – 11.00am  Parish Communion Service
10.30am – 7.00pm  Jubilee Street Party at St Peter’s Church