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

14-Dec Midweek Email



  • TONIGHT!! Beer and Carols
  • Advent and Christmas events and services
  • Singers needed for Carol Singing!
  • Community Christmas Day Lunch – last chance to book your place!
  • Scout Christmas Post
  • Alpha Course
  • Bereavement – Revd Jill Hazelwood RIP

from 7:30pm – Beer & Carols at The Ele.
Do They Know It’s Christmas

? Come to our jolly sing-a-long at the The Elephant And Castle for instant festive cheer. Grab a pint and sing a Christmas carol – don’t let it be a Silent Night! Tell us what you did Last Christmas while we Rock Around the Christmas Tree. We don’t want a lot for Christmas, there is just one thing we need – your presence! Join us for a Wonderful Christmas Time!

If you are available to volunteer as a Sidesperson on Sun 18th Dec at 7pm or Sun 1st Jan at 10am, please contact Helen Caldwell on 07974 762997 or

Help! Enthusiastic Singers needed to Spread Christmas Cheer


We need your help!  There are several members of our congregation and wider community who are housebound and would be greatly cheered by a brief visit from Carol Singers. So, please come and join us on Tuesday 20th December starting at 6pm as we travel round the village spreading joy as we go.

We will meet at MacIntyre Home on the High Street, and end up back at The Reading Rooms for one last sing-along and a thirst quenching drink. For our planning it will be important to know numbers, so please click here if you can help and we will send you further details.

Remember, you don’t need to be a great singer – we are looking for cheerful and enthusiastic!


Do you have questions this Christmas?

Alpha is an opportunity to bring your questions and thoughts on life and faith to a group for discussion in the context of the Christian faith. It’s about encouraging a curious attitude rather than us providing answers. Each week we will begin with a meal, watch a short video and hopefully have a stimulating discussion.

Our Alpha course starts on Wednesday 11th January 2023 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at The Rectory. It runs weekly for seven weeks from 11th January to 22nd February.

To book your place, email or call the Church Office on 01582 834031

We are very sad to let you know that Rev’d Jill Hazelwood has died.  She died peacefully at home on Tuesday morning, having been ill for a number of years.  Jill was an immensely caring person with a humble and gentle nature. Her first career was as a primary school teacher – and she taught generations of children at St Helen’s School through which she is very fondly remembered.  Her deep spirituality and quiet determination led her to be one of the first women ordained as a priest in the Church of England. She combined her ministry with her teaching role beautifully showing amazing pastoral care to young and old alike.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.  Please pray for Colin, and Jill’s wider family in their grief.The Memorial Service for Jill will be held on Wednesday 11th January at 2pm in St Helen’s Church.

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

Monday 12th December9.00am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel
11.15am – 12.15pm  Following the Message Study Group
7.30pm – 9.15pm  Bell Ringing Practice

Tuesday 13th December10.00am – 11.30am  Coffee in the Chancel
2.00pm – 3.00pm  St Albans High School for Girls Prep Christmas Service

Wednesday  14th December9.30am – 11.00am  The Ark Parent-and-Toddler Group
10.30am – 11.30am  Coffee NOT in the Chancel via Zoom
7.30pm – late Beer and Carols at The Elephant and Castle

Thursday  15th December9.15am – 11.30am  St Helen’s School Christmas Services
2.45pm – 4.15pm  St Helen’s Fellowship Advent Celebration
6.00pm – 10.00pm  Wheathampstead Community Group Christmas Singalong
Friday 16th December7.00pm – 9.00pm Choir Practice

Saturday 17th December9.15am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
1.30pm – 2.30pm Wedding of Amy Dunton-Payne and Daniel Gover

Sunday 18th December
10.00am – 11.00am All Age Communion
3.30pm – 4.30pm Kids Worship
7.00pm – 8.00pm Traditional Carol Service