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

30-Mar Weekend Email with Livestream Link


In this email:
  • Easter Sunday Services
  • St Albans Abbey Walk
  • Easter Trail
  • Diary Changes – Easter holiday
  • AI Study Course








Join us at St Peter’s Church at 5.30am for Easter Sunday’s Son Rise Service. This is an AMAZING service to be a part of.  We begin in darkness and light the new Easter candle from the fire, and receive Communion as dawn breaks.  It’s followed by a cooked breakfast and fizz!

You are welcome to park in the Mid Herts Golf Club car park. Please park your car as far to the right as possible and avoid any coned off areas.



Join us in St Helen’s Church on Easter Sunday for our Easter Celebration Communion Service at 10am. There’ll be an Easter Egg hunt in the churchyard immediately after – for all ages! If you can’t join us in church for t he service, please join us online.  Click here or on the image above for the YouTube link.



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!


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.
  • St Helen’s Fellowship will take a short break over the holidays, sessions resume on 18th April at 2.45pm, Mead Hall



Faith in Artificial Intelligence?
Our next study course will take place at St Peter’s Church,Gustard Wood AL4 8RU on Thursdays 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd May at 7.30 pm. The course is titled ‘Faith in AI?’. The sessions will be as follows:
Session 1 – 2nd May – with Revd Canon Dr Tim Bull
‘What is AI?’
Session 2 – 9th May – with Revd Martin King
‘Faith in Algorithms?’
Session 3 – 16th May – with Brian Edwards
‘Risks and concerns’
Session 4 – 23rd May – with Alison Brennan
‘Human consciousness and whether or not this could ever be simulated by a machine’
There will be a video recording of the first session and a summary will be produced each week if you are unable to attend all four sessions.

For more information contact Roger Payne at



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




Monday 1st April

Tuesday  2nd April10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday 3rd April

Thursday  4th April



Friday 5th April

Saturday 6th April
9.15am – 10.00am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel

Sunday 7th April
10.00am – 11.00am Parish Communion