Week of Sunday 12th July, Trinity 5


Sunday 12th July, Trinity 5

9.30 amLittle GaddesdenJoint Parish Worship in the Church(JR)

The service will held in church (see the Front Page for details). It will be recorded and made available online on the Services page by lunchtime.

Tuesday 14th July

10.30 amZoomCafé Zoom – Tuesday morning Coffee and Cake(see below)

Wednesday 15th July

10.00 amServices pageDevotion for St Swithun(HT)

This will be a playable-on-demand recording available on the Services page from 10.00 am.

7.55 pmZoomMidweek Discussion Group(see below)

Sunday 19th July, Trinity 6

9.30 amLittle GaddesdenJoint Parish Worship in the Church(HT)



We are able to welcome you back to church this Sunday (12th July), albeit in a limited and rather controlled way (see the Front Page), for the 9.30am service. The Joint service for all three churches will be in Little Gaddesden Church and will still be recorded, so if you don’t feel able to come, you can still watch it by lunchtime on Sunday on the Little Gaddesden Church website Services page and the various Facebook pages. There will still be a broadcast service or podcast released on Wednesday mornings; these can also be accessed via the Little Gaddesden Church website or Facebook – Berkhamsted Team Worship. See the Services page.

Little Gaddesden Church is open for private prayer at the limited times shown on the Front Page of the website.

zoom Meetings

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).

Café Zoom

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 barbara@sheard.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:

  • 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 anthony.archer@bridgewaterassociates.co.uk or 07721 504125 with any questions

Regular Giving

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 vicar@littlegaddesdenchurch.org.uk

New Videos

Video recordings of the week’s two services have been released on the Services Archive page of the website this week.

Sung Eucharist for the Fourth Sunday after Trinity (released on 5 July 2020)

From Little Gaddesden Church

Midweek Eucharist for St Benedict (released on 8 July 2020)

From Great Gaddesden Church

Thought for The Day is taking a week off.