Week of Sunday, 31st March, Mothering Sunday

Photo of Prunus yedoensis (the Yoshino cherry) in blossom in the Golden Valley, Little Gaddesden, in the week before Mothering Sunday


Sunday, 31st March, Mothering Sunday

9.00am   Nettleden         Mattins                     (GM)
9.00am   Little Gaddesden  Family Service             (JR)
10.45am  Great Gaddesden Family Communion         (JR)
6.00pm   Little Gaddesden  Evensong                  (JR)

RED BUCKETS WILL BE OUT AT THE BACK OF OUR CHURCHES for donations to DEC for the Cyclone Idai Appeal. This will provide disaster relief to Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe following the devastating Cyclone.

Tuesday, 2nd April

9.00am    Great Gaddesden    Holy Communion
10.30am   Little Gaddesden    Coffee and Cake in the Vestry

Thursday, 4th April

9.00am    Great Gaddesden    Great Gaddesden School Service
10.00am   Little Gaddesden    Holy Communion
2-3.30pm  Great Gaddesden    Lent Group (final one)
8.00pm    Wood Ash, LG      Mid-Week Discussion Group

Friday, 5th April

9.15am    Little Gaddesden    Little Gaddesden School Service
12.30pm   Little Gaddesden    Lent Lunches in the Vestry

Sunday, 7th April, Lent 5

8.00am   Nettleden         Holy Communion           (JR)
9.00am   Little Gaddesden  Parish Communion followed by APCM                  (JR)
10.45am  Great Gaddesden Morning Worship           (GM)
6.00pm Little Gaddesden     Evensong     (AWA


Coffee and Cake on Tuesday morning at 10.30am.  For more information, contact Barbara Sheard on 01442 843591.

Lent Lunches in the Vestry.  Friday 12.30 – 1.30pm,  £4.00 for delicious soup, bread and cheese and fruit.  Any surplus money after the lunches will go to the Vestry Appeal

Mid-Week Discussion Group. Thursday 7.45 for 8.00pm – 10.00pm latest.  Discussing the book – Journey to the Empty Tomb by Paula Gooder Venue: Wood Ash, Gatesdene Close, LG, HP4 1PB

The Annual Parochial Church Council Meeting will take place on SUNDAY 7TH APRIL after the 9.00am service in church.  Anyone on the Church Electoral Roll is welcome to attend.  This will be preceded by the Annual Parishioners’ Meeting at which the Church Wardens will be elected.  Anyone resident in the Parish is able to attend this meeting.

EASTER LILIES.  If you would like to buy a lily in memory of a loved one, please sign the Dedication Book at the back of the church and let Anne Isherwood know on 842780 or anneisherwood@btinternet.com.  Lilies cost £3.00 each (money to Anne or Virginia Westmacott please) and will be used to decorate the church at Easter.

The Vicar will be on Extended Study Leave from Tuesday, 30th April to Sunday 4th August 2019.  Contact email is: vicar@littlegaddesdenchurch.org.uk.

In all our churches, there are some sheets entitled A Simple form of Confession for Lent.  Please feel free to take one of these home with you to help prepare for Easter.