Week of Sunday 27th December, Christmas 1


Sunday 27th December, Christmas 1

9.30 amServices pageOnline Extended Podcast(GM)

This will be a playable-on-demand broadcast (podcast) available on the Services page from 9.30 am.

Sunday 3rd January 2021, Epiphany (subject to review)

9.30 amLittle GaddesdenJoint Parish Worship(JR)
9.30 amServices pageOnline Sunday Eucharist



It is with a really heavy heart that I have decided to close the churches for public worship at least over the Christmas period. This decision which I assure you has not been taken lightly, is based on our being put in Tier 4 of the current Government regulations and to protect us all from this horrible virus. We have many vulnerable people in our parishes and it is important that the church does not exacerbate the situation.

However, I am not giving up, but it does require some changes to our plans. Please see the front page as well as the Services and Coming Up pages for our online activities, and keep checking back here for updates.

I wish you a very Happy Christmas despite everything

John Russell, Vicar
21 December 2020

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 ‘meetings’ are as follows:

  • 13 January – topic to be decided
  • …and thereafter – also to be decided

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 with limited services, 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.

Pay by Text

We now have the facility to donate to Little Gaddesden church by text. Just text LITTLEGADD plus the amount you want to donate (between £1 and £20) to 70470, for example ‘LITTLEGADD10’ to donate £10.  

Texts will cost the amount donated plus one standard rate message.

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.