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

8-Feb Midweek Email


  • Congratulatons to Bishop Jane Mainwaring
  • Sign up for a Lent Course
  • New Group – Book Talk
  • Ink Cartridge Collection
  • Pancake Party – book your place!
  • Friends of St Helen’s AGM
  • World Day of Prayer

Congratulations to Bishop Jane Mainwaring – our new Bishop of Hertford.  On Thursday +Jane was Consecrated at Canterbury Cathedral and she was welcomed into her new role at a service in Hertford today.  Please pray for Jane (and her family) as she begins her new role.


Wheathampstead Churches Together is pleased to offer a choice of 2 Lent courses this year – the Prayer Course and the Christian Aid Course.

The Prayer Course is a journey using the Lord’s Prayer as the centre of our meditations as we approach Holy Week and Easter. Each session includes a video, small group discussion and practical ideas for prayer. The resource “How to Pray” by Pete Greig can be downloaded free from here.

The Christian Aid Course explores Lenten themes (repentance, sacrifice, redemption, reparation and restoration) with bible readings, stories and prayers to stir up ideas of how we can act together for climate justice. Click here for more information.

Both courses will begin after Ash Wednesday (22nd February) and will end before Easter (9th April). Complete this form and return to St Helen’s Church Office.

The Prayer Course
Thursday 2pm
staring 23rd Feb
Parish Room, St Thomas More
The Christian Aid Course
Monday 8pm
starting 27th Feb
Orchard Cottage, Mackerye End
Harpenden, AL5 5DS
Tuesday 2pm
starting 28th Feb
Chancel, St Helen’s Church
Wednesday 3.30pm
starting 1st March
Worship Room, United Reformed Church



Do you enjoy talking about books you might read or have read, then the following group might suit you.

On the fourth Monday of each month at 9.45am until 11.15am at Coffee in the Chancel, you are invited to join others over a cup of coffee to chat and share your reading experiences. This will be fairly informal and you can drop in and out as you wish.

The first occasion will be on Monday 27th February and fourth Mondays thereafter.
We look forward to seeing you there.

Judith  (01582 833262 or 07818 433738).
As I will be away on the 27th February, the contact no. will be Christine 07870 748773.

However there is absolutely no need to sign in just turn up!


We are still collecting your ink cartridges!

If you have ink cartridges lying around at home and would like a quick and easy way to recycle them, bring them to St Helen’s Church!

Do your bit to save the planet  – just pop them into the box in the Chancel.

*Please note: we can only recycle ink cartridges, not laser or toner cartridges

Saturday 11th February 2023 at 3 pm in St Helen’s School
Speaker: the well known and entertaining Stephen De Silva, St Albans Cathedral Guide, on Abbot John of Wheathampstead and other local saints. There will be a sales table including local honey and a raffle. Do come!

The Friends would love to have more trustees, including a Treasurer.  Please speak to Ruth if you would like to join us 01582 712330 after 31st January.

World Day of Prayer
Friday 3rd March
10.30am, St Thomas More
All are welcome at the 2023 World Day of Prayer Service – written by the Christian Women of Taiwan, a country that has for many years been caught in a superpower struggle. The people of Taiwan are very much in need of our prayers at this time. This worship service includes letters of encouragement for women who face suffering and injustice

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

Monday 6th February9.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
11.15am – 12.15pm Following the Message Study Group
7.30pm – 9.15pm Bellringing Practice

Tuesday 7th February9.30am – 11.30pm Coffee in the Chancel

Wednesday 8th February9.30am – 11.00am The Ark Parent-and-Toddler Group
7.30pm – 9.30pm Alpha Course in The Rectory

Thursday  9th February2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship in Mead Hall
7.30pm – 9.30pm PCC Meeting

Friday 10th February

Saturday 11th February9.15am – 10.00am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
10.00am – 11.00am Communion Class
1.00pm – 5.00pm Visiting Bellringers

Sunday 12th February
10.00am – 11.00am Parish Communion
10.00am – 11.00am St Peter’s Praise