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

4-Dec Children and Families Email


Welcome to the midweek Children and Families email from St Helen’s and St Peter’s Churches. Including…

  • Bible story and crafts for Kids Worship
  • Online Christingle service
  • Family Carol service
  • Knitted Nativity figures




As we haven’t met for Kids Worship for a while, here is a recent edition of Open the Book, a weekly assembly made for St Helen’s school. Peter and the disciples have a rather scary boat trip!

Join in with the prayer and try out the actions to the song at home!
Click here to watch the video

Click here to try the maze puzzle

Click here for a craft idea linked to the story

Why not try some floating prayers this week?


STAY CONNECTED to the Church Family…  

While we can’t meet together physically we very much hope you will join us online – either on Sunday at 11am or Wednesday from 10:30am.  It’s a great way to get to know people during Lockdown.  Use the links below as we gather together using the video conferencing platform Zoom.
Click on the Meeting ID and password to join either session.
Coffee After the Online Service Coffee NOT in the Chancel
Every Sunday at 11am Every Wednesday from 10:30am
Meeting ID: 844 7123 3219
Password: 527776
Meeting ID: 828 3397 7877
Password: 304021

In addition to these social events, you are invited to join us for Morning Prayer. 
We meet at 9am from Monday to Thursday and on Saturday using Zoom.

Download the details here including links to the liturgy we follow. 




Have you seen any of the Nativity characters out and about?

Our knitted Nativity figures are out and about – on social media (Facebook and Twitter) travelling around the parish and hiding in High Street shops as part of the Parish council’s Knitivity Trail.

Like or Follow us on Facebook @StHStP or Twitter @StHStPChurch to make sure you see all our news.




Online Christingle service available from December 11th




Over 500 Christingle kits are being supplied to St Helen’s and Beech Hyde school and Nursery to be used in classes in the last week of term whilst watching an online Christingle service recorded by Linda and Richard.
If you would like a kit (you just need to supply an orange) for a child or grandchild not at one of the schools, please contact Linda at before Dec 11th
This year we are delighted to offer a new carol service. The Family Carol service, lasting about an hour and suitable for older children, will be led by St Helen’s Junior choir. We retell the Christmas story with Christmas music and carols and hear from characters in the Nativity story themselves.


The service will be recorded and will be available on Youtube at a later date.



We’re here for you and 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.