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

27-Feb Weekend Email with Livestream Link



Lent – resources to sustain us
In this email…
  • #SayOneForMe – Prayer during Lent
  • World Day of Prayer – 5th March 2021
  • Zoom Toddler group starts this week
  • Fairtrade Fortnight
  • Livestreamed Sunday Service – featuring our Mission Partner The Children’s Society
  • Stay in touch with us
Save the date!
Annual Parochial Church Meeting – Tuesday 27th April at 7:30pm via by Zoom. The APCM offers you a report on Church activities in 2020 and the Financial Statements for that year.



Praying Together During Lent

It is a fundamental belief of Christian faith that “Prayer changes things.”  And there is plenty we would wish to see changed in the world!At St Helen’s and St Peter’s Churches we are pleased to offer you different ways to pray, in groups, by sending email requests or using the resources we’ve sent you. And now we’re adding new 3 minute contemplative prayer videos based on “God’s World Through My Window” each week.

So, as hope dawns on the horizon, let’s recommit ourselves to prayer during the run-up of Easter.

  • – Use the Contemplative Prayer Meditations on our YouTube Channel with a new video added each week – Click here.
  • – Join us at the new “SayOne4Me” Lent prayer group (Zoom details below)
  • – Join us at Morning Prayer (Zoom details below)
  • – Download prayer calendars and prayer leaflets to use at home 
  • – Click here to contact a minister to talk in confidence one-to-one about prayer (or anything else).
  • – Email a prayer request for yourself or someone else to 

Click here to join “SayOne4Me!”  at midday on Thursday.  
Meeting ID: 824 7208 3008   Passcode: 104006

During Lent we are offering a shorter, even more relaxed and informal opportunity to gather for prayer on Thursday at midday for just 15 minutes.  There will be a chance to chat and catch up afterwards.

We will be using the Pray for the Nation leaflet and themes from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and our own Prayer Calendar.  Most of you will have received a copy of these with our latest Newsletter.  Or you can download copies to print at home…
Prayer for the Nation leaflet.  St Helen’s Prayer Calendar
(to print them double sided – flip on the short edge) 




Click here to join us for Morning Prayer
at 9am Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.  
Meeting ID: 532 967 851  Passcode: 003102

It’s like a shortened Sunday service but without the music and much, much less formal.  It includes responses, bible readings, a chance to chat and reflect on the bible readings and some prayers.

And you can find the liturgy we follow in this Word document which you can print at home.  Or by downloading the Church of England App (click here for instructions).




The Ark Toddler group starts on Zoom this Thursday at 10.30am 

An hour of chat, stories, craft and songs. Suitable for any babies and children under 5. All parents, grandparents and carers welcome.

We have had to change the Zoom link, please email Linda on to confirm attendance and get the link.


World Day of Prayer – 5th March 2021

All over the world, people will be worshipping on 5th March but in unusual ways. This year, Wheathampstead will not be holding a Churches Together service but would like to encourage everyone to mark this important date with personal private prayer. To learn about the prayer focus this year – Vanuatu – click here. Service booklets are available at the back of St Helen’s Church. If you prefer to view or download online, please click here for resources. Wheathampstead Churches Together has donated £200 to the WDP charity.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2021
22nd February to 7th March

Due to climate change, farmers and workers in countries such as Kenya, Ethiopia and Honduras are facing challenges – droughts, crop disease, floods, heatwaves and shrinking harvests. Through fair trade, farmers and growers can earn enough to feed their families, send their children to school, provide a future for their local community and look into solutions to the problems they face due to climate change.

Choosing to buy fair trade, ethical food and drink, is the simplest way to change the world. Traidcraft has released its spring catalogue which includes chocolate for Easter; to see what is available, please click on this link If you wish to place an order through Jane Deller, she can be contacted at , 07889  221551 and 01582 834130.




Click here – or on the image above to join our 10am live-stream service. Or click here to view it via our website.

Click here, or the picture above to join the Zoom gathering for Coffee After the Online Service on Sunday from 11am.  This will include the opportunity to discuss the themes in the sermon, (but only for those who wish to).If you need to enter them manually, the details for the Zoom meeting are: Meeting ID: 844 7123 3219 Passcode: 527776.



We want to keep in touch with you to share all that we are doing to serve you and the community. If we already have a postal or email address for you, you should have received a letter or email asking you to check the information we have about you is correct. Once you’ve confirmed this, your details are entered into our new database.
Those who have already responded, thank you. If you haven’t replied yet, please check your details and let us know if they’re right or need to be corrected. You can text us at 07421 942522 or email You can also update your details by following this link

Last chance to stay in touch with us!



Staying Connected …

Though Coffee in the Chancel is currently closed, we look forward to catching up on your latest news at our Zoom gathering on every Wednesday from 10:30am.  Please use the link below to join us!

Coffee NOT in the Chancel
Meeting ID: 828 3397 7877
Password: 304021


Help is at hand!
We have set up teams offering both pastoral and practical support, so please let others support you – they are keen to do so! Hilary Hollick is helping organise this – so do contact her by email here, or on 01582 832567.  Alternatively call the village wide helpline “Support for All” on 01582 380910.