Week of Sunday 8th November, Remembrance


Sunday 8th November, Remembrance

From 10.45amOnlineRemembrance Service for Little Gaddesden* will be recorded and available to view on our website from 10.45am on the morning of the 8th November.
From 11.30am**OnlineHoly Communion* – Please note, due to the latest lockdown there are now no services in church(JR)

*The service is recorded and will be made available online on the Services page.
**11:30am this week only: next week and subsequent weeks at 9:30am. Recording of bells and introit available 10 mins beforehand.

Tuesday 10th November

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

Wednesday 11th November

10.00 amServices pageMidweek Podcast on Charles Simeon(JR)

This will be a playable-on-demand broadcast (podcast) available on the Services page from 10.00 am.

7.55 pmZoomMidweek Discussion Group – Philippians 2:19-30 – Timothy and Epaphroditus(see below)

Sunday 15th November, 2nd Sunday Before Advent

9.30 amOn-lineParish Worship(JR)



Due to the latest lockdown there are now no services in church.

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

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!

Prayer for the Nation

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York and senior church leaders have called a month of Prayer for the Nation during the second lockdown. The suggestion is that as many of us as possible unite to do this at 6pm each day. You will find booklets in church to take away, or on the church websites, with some helpful suggestions.

British Humanitarian Aid Collection

The collection of goods for British Humanitarian Aid will still be going ahead despite the latest lockdown. If possible, please bring your items on Saturday 14th November between 9am and 12noon to Little Gaddesden Church. Social distancing rules will apply and please wear a mask. You will be asked to put your donations into the trailer. If you are unable to come during these times, goods can be left by the font at the back of the church.

Wednesday Podcasts

Tired of Woman’s Hour? Fed up with The Archers? Do you find yourself shouting at The Today Programme? Then you need the Berkhamsted Team Worship Wednesday Podcast!

Every Wednesday a ‘podcast’ is published on the Services page. It’s simply a radio programme on the internet, it’s no more difficult to tune in to than switching on your kitchen radio! The advantage is that you can listen at any time from 10am on Wednesday. After a few days it will then be accessible on the Services Archive page.

The programme is usually 15 to 20 minutes in length. The theme of each programme is centred on festivals and saints’ days in the church calendar. So far, we’ve heard about St Swithun, Mary Magdalene, and lately, Florence Nightingale. The Collect for the day, and the appointed Psalm are always included, along with a Bible reading, before a short homily or contemplation by the Vicar, or one of our Readers. We always begin and end with music.

Don’t be scared of ‘podcasts’… they are your friend! POD = ‘programme on demand’… it’s just like catching up with your favourite programme on the BBC iPlayer. If you want to comment or complain about the content, just add your thoughts to the comments section on the Services page of the website.

Jonathan Kempster

Midweek Discussion Group on Zoom

The Midweek Discussion Group meeting via Zoom on Wednesday evenings are now under way.

The sessions start with a general welcome chat to hear how everyone is getting on, then some discussion often centred around a Bible passage, 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 ‘meeting’ is as follows:

  • November 11: Philippians 2: 19 – 30 and a look at Timothy and Epaphroditus

Sign 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 Video and Audio Recordings

There are high definition video and high quality audio recordings of this week’s services on the Services Archive page.