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

Midweek Email from the Rector – 4th June


Included in this email…

  • Our Midweek Catch Up – this week featuring an interview with David French
  • Recycle your old laptop for the benefit of those home schooling.
  • Use the Tree of Life to take a stand for justice and equality.




Mid-week Catch Up with David French




This week our Mid-Week Catch Up is with David French who works as a Primary School Teacher. It’s particularly appropriate to hear from him in the week when children from Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 are welcomed back to schools around the country.  This is far from straightforward – and David explains some of the challenges.





Click here to view it on YouTube.



Got an old laptop?  Or do you need one for home schooling?



Home schooling has it’s challenges for all parents (and teachers – see above!) but it’s particularly hard if you don’t have access to the internet via a PC – or have to share that computer with parents working from home and your siblings.  Do you have an old laptop or tablet you’re no longer using ( ideally with the power cable)?  This could be wiped of all your data,  refurbished and given to a local family to use.  Suitable laptops / tablets can be dropped off with Laurie and Margaret Barker at 24 Lattimore Road.

Or, do you know a local family with children who need an extra laptop to help with home schooling?  the James Marshall Foundation has provided 40 new and refurbished computers to local families in the past few months. Please pass on their details to anyone you know who would benefit: 01582 760735,



Staying connected.

Someone commented recently how nice it is to get to know members of the church they wouldn’t normally speak to.  Do join us for our ‘Distant Socialising’ on Sunday at 11am or Wednesday from 10:30am using 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


The Tree of Life now has hundreds of prayer tags fluttering in the breeze offering prayers for those effected by Coronavirus and naming individuals before God.  Over the past week we’ve all been shocked by the murder of George Floyd and the protests that have followed in America.  You are welcome to use the Tree of Life to take a stand for justice and equality by showing your opposition to racial discrimination and inequality.  #BlackLivesMatter

Thank you to to everyone who responded following our appeal for financial support.
You can click here to donate by debit or credit card
You can click here to find more ways to support us on our website
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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.