Sunday 2nd August, Trinity 8
|9.30 am||Great Gaddesden||Joint Parish Worship||(JR)|
|1.00 pm||Little Gaddesden||Baptism of Frida and Douglas Montague|
The Great Gaddesden 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 4th August
|10.30 am||Zoom||Café Zoom – Tuesday morning Coffee and Cake||(see below)|
Wednesday 5th August
|10.00 am||Services page||Midweek Podcast||(JR)|
This will be a playable-on-demand video recording available on the Services page from 10.00 am.
Sunday 9th August, Trinity 9 / Festival of St Lawrence
|9.30 am||Nettleden||Nettleden Patronal Festival – Parish Communion||(JR)|
As you will see, the Joint Parish Worship will be in Great Gaddesden church this week at 9.30am. There will be a baptism in Little Gaddesden church at 1.00pm.
We had hoped to resume services in all three churches starting from Sunday 9th August. Unfortunately, the complexity of doing so is just too much. So we will continue with one 9.30am public service on a Sunday at varying churches, depending on the current infected status of the building, which will be live-streamed and recorded. Also we will continue with podcasts for midweek contributions.
Little Gaddesden Church is open for private prayer at the limited times shown on the Front Page of the website.
Several meetings are now being held on the Zoom video conferencing platform. Details of one 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 Hilary Catchpole 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Video and Audio Recordings
There are high definition video and high quality audio recordings of this week’s services on the Services Archive page.