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

6-Mar Midweek Email


In this email:
  • Join the PCC!
  • Mothering Sunday Service
  • St Helen’s Singers
  • Volunteer Postman needed!
  • Easter Eggs for Azalea
  • Celtic Retreat Day
  • 2024 Programme for St Helen’s Fellowship
Annual Parochial Church Meeting – 24th April 2024, 7.30pm





Do you care about our church? 

Does Christian faith matter to you?

We need your help to take our vision forward!

Our PCC is the leadership group which makes the important decisions for our church and works to turn our vision into reality.  We need enthusiastic people from a diverse range of backgrounds with variety of skills, experience and knowledge. Meeting are on mid-week evenings, ten times a year for about two hours.  Could you join us?  Click here for a role description and application.  Speak to the Rector or Churchwardens, or an existing PPC member for more information. 





Heaven to Earth
This Sunday, March 10th, as well as being Mothering Sunday is Woman Composer Sunday. Launched in 2021 by the Royal School of Church Music, this annual celebration of women composers occurs on the Sunday closest to International Women’s Day. One of the RSCM’s best-selling composers happens to be local resident and mother of our wonderful organist Harry, Joanna Forbes L’Estrange. She has recently released Heaven to Earth, an album of her church choral music, on the SIGNUM record label. Recorded by the professional choir London Voices, the album’s track-listing includes our very own St Helen’s Service. To mark Woman Composer Sunday, we have invited Joanna to introduce her album to Sunday morning’s congregation and to sell CDs after the service (Cash or card: £12 each or two for £20). Joanna has said she’d be happy to autograph CDs if you would like her to do so!


St Helen’s Singers
Do you enjoy singing? Come and help to support the singing for our Easter Sunday service.  We will run through the planned hymns and rehearse a simple anthem in a couple of parts. All welcome, you don’t need to be experienced in singing in parts although reading music will be an advantage.  Debs Wilson will run rehearsals at St Helen’s at 7pm on Thursday14th and Wednesday 20th March with another short rehearsal to be arranged just before Easter. All welcome, age 9-99!. Please email Linda ( to let us know you are coming.


We need help to deliver the WCT Easter services card to 10 houses on Wheathampstead Road/Harpenden Road. If you live nearby, can you help?
Please contact Pauline at



Can you buy an Easter egg to give to the women who are helped by Azalea in Luton? And if possible, add a short message of friendship and support  Final date for donations: Friday March 22nd. – collection box in church.

St Helen’s Fellowship
MEN AND WOMEN welcome at St Helen’s Fellowship! Programme below. Unless otherwise stated all meetings are held in The Mead Hall between 2.45 and 4.15 pm. The cost is £2 per week and 50p for transport if required. Anyone who would appreciate a lift to meetings, please ring Gill Gwinn who will be able to tell you if we can help with this. Thanks.

Louise Edwards 01582 621197
Jill Bareham 01582 460394
Gill Gwinn (transport organiser) 07966 469754


7th March               Holy Communion

14th March              Save a space for puds (sub £3 this week)

21st March             Chair exercises with Sarah Donnelly

28th March             Maundy Thursday Reflections 




This year’s parish golf day will be held at Mid Herts Golf Club on Friday 30th August 2024.  Golf in the afternoon and dinner in the evening.  All standards welcome. An 18 hole pairs or team competition for the Debenhams Ottaway Claret Jug and a 9 hole competition for the Friendship Trophy.  We will be delighted to see spouses and friends at dinner afterwards.  Mark your diaries and we’ll invite participants closer to the time.  Enquiries to Simon Best (07786 704353)





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




Monday 4th March
9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
11.15am – 12.15pm Following the Message Study Group
7.30pm – 9.15pm Bell Ringing Practice

Tuesday  5th March9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday 6th March
9.30am – 11.00am The Ark Parent and Toddler Group

Thursday  7th March
2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship at Mead Hall



Friday 8th March
1.00pm – 2.00pm Funeral for t/l John Power
6.00pm – 7.30pm Guides Visit

Saturday 9th March
9.15am – 10.00am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel

Mothering Sunday 10th March
10.00am – 11.00am Mothering Sunday Communion