Children, Youth & Schools
St Helen’s and St Peter’s Church take very seriously its responsibilities to protect and safeguard the interests of children who attend our church services and who participate in activities organised by the church; please see our Safeguarding Procedures.
If you have a child for whom you wish to submit an application to a church school, please read the following leaflet – School Applications Leaflet
St Helen’s Churchyard is special because it has been set aside as a Christian place of burial for our parishioners. It is a place of peace and tranquility where precious memories can be cherished. If you are arranging a burial, you may find this Guide for Churchyard Users useful.
We have a designated area for the burial of ashes: our Garden of Remembrance. This 2022 Burial of Ashes Information Sheet may be useful if you are planning the interment of ashes of your loved ones. You may also wish to order a plaque to mark their resting place – please complete this form and return it to the Parish Office: Memorial Plaque Application form.
There are rules governing the memorials which can be installed on any grave in our churchyard. It is worth consulting these before you visit a memorial mason, and you can access them by clicking on this link. Please make sure the memorial mason you select knows that it must comply with these rules which apply to all Church of England Churchyards in the Diocese of St Albans (which covers Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire).
Data Privacy Notice
If you would like to see our Data Protection Policy, it is accessible here.
If you do not live in the parish but would like your child to be baptised in St Helen’s Church, please ask the vicar of your local church to complete this Baptism Permission Form.
If you have booked a baptism service for your child in St Helen’s Church, please complete this Baptism Form.
The Church also has the following Policies which are available by contacting:
Tel: 01727 863490
Tel: 01582 834031
If you are dissatisfied with our Complaints procedure, please see the Diocesan Complaints Policy at www.stalbans.anglican.org/