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

29-May Midweek Email



In this email:
  • Talk by Bp John Gladwin
  • Baby and Child First Aid course
  • Contemporary Evening Worship – save the dates
  • The Big Help Out – all welcome!
  • Synod Membership
  • St Helen’s Fellowship
  • Half Term Diary Changes

Baby and Child First Aid course  7-9pm Wednesday June 5th St Helen’s Church.
£24 with discount code ‘firstaid20’
Learning some basic First Aid is really important and could save a life. We are delighted to welcome Daisy First Aid to run a 2 hour First Aid course for the Ark Baby and Toddler group.
This 2 hour class is perfect for anyone that has a baby or child and wants to learn some basic first aid skills without being overwhelmed with technical information.
The session empowers parents/expectant parents/grandparents and carers and gives you the confidence to act fast in an emergency. The class is relaxed and fun, suitable for pregnancy and babies under 12 months are welcome too.
The class covers:
What to do in an emergency & when to get help
CPR & recovery positions
head injuries
febrile seizures
broken bones
bleeding & bandaging
Please book using the link below

Refreshments will be available before the class. I hope to see you there! Linda.

You are invited to a talk

“Full speed ahead: the journey we need to travel ecumenically”
The talk will be given by Bishop John Gladwin

Saturday 8th June at 11am.
St Bartholomew’s RC Church, 47 Vesta Avenue St Albans AL1 2PH 

All are very welcome. Organised by the Newman Association

Cleaning Morning at St Peter’s
Saturday 8th June
10am – 12 noon.

Please contact Kath Andrews 07794 354409 for information.

The Diocesan Synod is currently renewing its membership for a new 3-year term.  If you are interested, please contact Richard for details.

The Synod meets three times a year on Saturday mornings, twice in person and once online. The meetings have interesting visiting speakers addressing key issues the church faces and provide the opportunity to give feedback to the Diocese about the reality of parish life.

Richard adds, “I have been a member of Diocesan Synod for the past eight years and I throughly recommend it.”

St Helen’s Fellowship
MEN AND WOMEN welcome at St Helen’s Fellowship! Programme below. Unless otherwise stated all meetings are held in The Mead Hall between 2.45 and 4.15 pm. The cost is £2 per week 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. Thanks.

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

30th May                  Save a space for puds     £3

6th June                  Holy Communion

13th June               Southern Africa Road Trip – Peter Slater

20th June                The Log books of St Helen’s School – Patrick McNeil

27th June                Bird Bingo

4th July                  Holy Communion

11th July                Chair exercises with Sarah

18th July                 Summer Party

Half Term 27th – 31st May 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 3rd June
  • ‘The Ark’ Parent-and-Toddler group will not be meeting on Wednesday. Sessions resume on Wednesday 5th June 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


Tuesday  28th May10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
12.15pm – 1.15pm Burial for t/l Mary Robson

Wednesday 29th May

Thursday 30th May
9.30am – 11.00am SENsational Parents’ Group
2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship

Friday 31st May
4.30m – 5.30pm Visiting Bellringers

Saturday 1st June
9.15am – 10.00am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
2.00pm – 3.00pm Wedding of Gemma Knight and Joseph Cole

Sunday 26th May
10.00am – 11.00am Parish Communion
3.30pm – 4.30pm Kids Worship