Sunday 21st June, The Birth of John the Baptist
|9.30 am||Services page||Eucharist from Great Gaddesden Church for the Berkhamsted Team Ministry||(JR)|
The broadcast will begin shortly after 9.20 am on the Services page and the Eucharist itself at 9.30 am.
Tuesday 23rd June
|10.30 am||Zoom||Café Zoom – Tuesday morning Coffee and Cake||(see below)|
Wednesday 24th June
|10.00 am||Services page||Midweek Communion from Great Gaddesden Church for the Berkhamsted Team Ministry||(JR)|
This will be a playable-on-demand video recording on the Services page available from 10.00 am.
|7.55 pm||Zoom||Midweek Discussion Group||(see below)|
Sunday 28th June, Festival of St Peter & St Paul
|9.30 am||Services page||Eucharist for the Berkhamsted Team Ministry||(JR)|
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, there will be no formal acts of worship at our three Parish Churches for the foreseeable future.
Little Gaddesden Church is currently open for private prayer at the following times:
Note that some of these timings have been changed from those in the email sent out on Tuesday morning. Please check the Front Page of the website for any further changes.
- Access to the church is under supervision. Please help the volunteer who is supervising by doing what is requested of you.
- There are no toilet facilities and no running water because of the building works.
- Please use hand sanitiser on entry to and exit from the church.
- Only allocated prayer pews are to be used. Access to the rest of the church is cordoned off.
- No more than five visitors (including the supervisor) are to be in the church at one time.
- Social distancing is to be observed.
- Opening times are subject to change. Check the Front Page of the website for the latest position.
There will be a broadcast Eucharist service at 9.30am on a Sunday and a midweek Communion at 10.00am on a Wednesday for all the Berkhamsted Team Ministry. See the Services page.
Several meetings are now being held on the Zoom video conferencing platform. Details of two of them are below. Here’s some general guidance about this technology, which many people in the village are now getting familiar with.
Joining instructions for each meeting will come by email from the person who’s hosting it. You’ll need a computer, tablet or smartphone with working microphone, speakers/headphones and camera to participate fully. If you’re using a tablet or smartphone and haven’t used Zoom before you can get ready ahead of time by downloading the Zoom Cloud Meetings app from the App Store (for iPads and iPhones) or Google Play (for Android tablets and phones). If you’re using a desktop or laptop, the software will download automatically when you join your first Zoom meeting, or is also available for manual download in advance here (choose Zoom Client for Meetings).
Tuesday morning’s Coffee and Cake sessions are now online. We are getting together virtually by Zoom on Tuesdays from 10:30am to 12:00noon. Contact Barbara Sheard at email@example.com, preferably a day or so beforehand, to ask for joining details for this week’s Café Zoom. You’ll need to make your own coffee…and bring your own cake!
Midweek Discussion Group on Zoom
The Midweek Discussion Group has now been meeting via Zoom on Wednesday evenings for the last weeks, since the COVID-19 lockdown, and these are planned to continue.
The sessions start with a general welcome chat to hear how everyone is getting on, then some discussion centred around a Bible passage (usually studies in Matthew’s Gospel), with a short time of prayer at the end. Everyone will be considered to be fully present if they have signed in, but there is no need to say or share anything. You can spend the whole time ‘mute’ if you wish!
There are the usual protocols about confidentiality, as anything shared must be respected as being confidential to the group. All are welcome, but if inviting others please contact Anthony first.
The next series of ‘meetings’ are as follows:
- 24 June Matthew 10:24-39
- 1 July Matthew 10:40-end
- 8 July Matthew 11:16-19, 25-end
- 15 July Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
- 22 July Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
- 29 July Matthew 13:44-46
Sign in is at 19.55 hrs and the sessions end at 9.30pm sharp. The Zoom invitation is sent a few days beforehand, usually with some background material. Please contact Anthony Archer on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07721 504125 with any questions
Please remember that the church continues to function even with the buildings closed, so we do ask that you continue with your regular financial giving to support the ministry. If you normally give weekly in church, you may like to consider paying direct through your bank account. Click or tap here to visit the Donate Page to find out more.
Do you need any Financial Help?
If you, or anyone you know, is in financial difficulty, the Vicar has access to a hardship fund. Please feel free to contact him in the strictest of confidence on 01442 214898 or at email@example.com
Video recordings of the week’s two services have been released on the new Services Archive page of the website this week.
Sung Eucharist for The First Sunday after Trinity (released on 14 June 2020)
Midweek Eucharist for Richard of Chichester (released on 17 June 2020)