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

6-Sep Midweek Email




  • Season of Creation video
  • Year 7 Donut Wednesday – starts next week!
  • Friends Valuation and Jewellery Talk
  • Haven Afternoon Tea – book your place!
  • Prayers for Peace
  • Reader Licensing service
  • Funeral Notice

Message from Richard:
Thank you for your prayers.
Some of you will know that I was somewhat preoccupied with family concerns last week whilst leading the 10am service and at the Parish BBQ.  I am pleased to say that after an overnight stay in hospital for observation, our son Sam is back home safe and well.  (Claire was with him throughout, which is why she wasn’t around.)  Thank you to those of you who knew and were praying for him and us.  To those who didn’t know, I’m sorry if I appeared a little distracted at times.  With grateful thanks – Richard

From 3rd September to 1st October we are celebrating the Season of Creation along with many other churches across the world. Click here or on the image to watch the video which was shared in our service on Sunday. To see subtitles, click on the CC symbol at the bottom of the video.

St Helen’s Fellowship
St Helen’s Fellowship resumes its meetings on Thursday 7th September – men and women welcome! 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 September Holy Communion
14th September Chair exercises with Sarah
21st September Save a space for puds
28th September Social and board games
5th October Holy communion
12th October Greyhound Compassion -Linda and Lucinda with dogs
19th October A Walk around the Pembrokeshire Coast – Pippa Legg
26th October Social and board games
2nd November Holy Communion
9th November Sons of St Albans – Tony Berk St Albans Tour Guide
16th November Stephen Bradley sings to us
23rd November Social and board games
30th November Beetle Drive
7th December Holy Communion
14th December Advent Celebration in St Helens Church

To book your place, go to:

Prayers for Peace
Thursday 21st September
12.30pm – 13.00pm followed by lunch
Led by Bishop John, this prayer session will follow a theme of the impact of war upon the environment and human life and community. The prayer session will be followed by a light sandwich lunch with tea and coffee. All welcome.

Reader Licensing Service
St Albans Abbey 2.30pm Sunday, September 24th 2023

On Sunday September 24th Linda Thomas, our Children and Families Minister, will be licensed as a Licensed Lay Minister (Reader) by Bishop Jane. Everyone is welcome.

The Memorial Service for the late Mr Robert Daly will be held at  2pm Thursday 7th September.

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

Monday 28th August7.30pm – 9.15pm Bellringing Practice 

Tuesday  29th August10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday  30th August
9.30am – 11.00am The Ark Parent and Toddler Group

Thursday  31st  August
9.30am – 11.00am SENsational Parents Group

Friday 1st September
Saturday 2nd September
9.15am – 10.00am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.3am Coffee in the Chancel

Sunday 3rd September
10.00am – 11.00am Parish Communion Service 
12.00pm – 3.00pm Parish BBQ