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

30-Mar Midweek Email



In in this email:
  • Ukraine Response: Pray, Act & Give
  • Fundraising Used Clothes Sale for Ukraine – tomorrow!
  • 40 Green Ideas for Lent
  • Climate Change Short Course
  • Order your Lockdown Music
  • Watford & Three Rivers Refugee Partnership
  • School Easter Holidays – diary changes
Save the date! Rob Milner’s Farewell Evensong – 6pm, Sunday 24th April 2022





Pray: Join us in prayer for Ukraine at St Helen’s Church – there is a prayer station in the crossing, alongside space for people to reflect.

Act: Whilst our prayers are an important first step, we want to take action as well as we respond. Please visit our webpage to see how you can help.

Give: We encourage you to give generously provide aid in Ukraine and support the millions of refugees. To give via the Red Cross and the Disaster Emergency Committee click this link.  St Albans Diocese has established a fund to provide immediate financial support for refugees arriving hereMore details here.



40 Green Ideas for Lent 2022

Here are the next 7 of our 40 Green Ideas for Lent, for the week starting on Monday and up to the fifth Sunday of Lent..  Click on the image to see the details.

Ideas from previous weeks can still be seen on our website.
Let’s do what we can to help take care of our planet.




Feeding the world, climate change, biodiversity, antibiotics, plastics, pandemics – the list of concerns seems endless. But what is most pressing, and what should we do first? Do we all need to become vegetarian? How can we fly in a low-carbon world? How can we take control of technology? And, given the global nature of the challenges we now face, what on Earth can any of us do, as individuals?

In the first session we will take an overview and ask what exactly is climate change and what are its implications. The next three sessions will look more closely at Food, Transport and Energy respectively. In the last session we shall look at the Christian perspective and what it means.

Each session will involve both presentations and discussion The sessions are open to all and prior knowledge is not required although it might be helpful to have a copy of the book and to have read the relevant sections in advance. Please email Roger ( to sign up.


St Helen’s in Lockdown
Music CD

Rob has put together a CD containing 80 minutes of the best music he produced during Lockdown. These are free to anyone who would like one, with a suggested donation of £10 towards the UNHCR Ukraine Appeal.

Please email Rob ( if you would like to reserve a CD. 




A special notice from
Watford & Three Rivers Refugee Partnership (WTRRP)
Dear Friends

We really appreciate your help in donating food and toiletries during these difficult times and over many, many years. We’re now giving food, toiletries, sanitary products to 70 – 75 people and families per month. However, during the pandemic we had to change our modus operandi, and we are changing again. Instead of giving our clients food in kind etc, we intend giving them Supermarket vouchers, subject to having finance, enabling them to buy exactly what they need. This also avoids the multiple handling of food and the inevitable shortages of some goods.

You might ask, “How can I Help”. The simple answer is to make a donation via our website or set up a Standing Order. If you require any help with this, please contact me. Finally, my sincere thanks for your support and interest in our work over many years, and which I hope will continue. Do please visit our website for up-to-date information.

Mick Hayter – WTRRP Volunteer





2nd – 18th April


  • Coffee in the Chancel – Open as usual on Saturdays. Please note changes to weekday opening times below.
  • Following the Message – break for Easter. Resumes at 11.15am on Monday 25th April
  • The Ark Parents and Toddlers Group – break for Easter. Resumes at 9.30am on Wednesday 27th April
  • St Helen’s Fellowship – not meeting on 14th April. Resumes at 2.45pm on Thursday 21st April







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




Monday 28th March
9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
11.15am – 12.15pm Following the Message
7.30pm – 9.15pm Bell Ringing Practice CANCELLED

Tuesday 29th March
9.30am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday 30th March
9.30am – 11am The Ark
10.30am – 11.30am Zoom Coffee in the Chancel

Thursday 31st March
9.15am –10.15am St Helen’s Upper School Easter Service
10.30am –11.30am St Helen’s Lower School Easter Service
2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship at Mead Hall



Friday 1st April
6.30pm – 9.00pm  Choir Practice

Saturday 2nd April
9.15am – 10.00am  Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel

Sunday 3rd April
10.00am – 11.00am  Parish Communion Service
3.30pm – 4.30pm Kids Worship





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