Week of Sunday 17th January, Epiphany 2


Sunday 17th January, Epiphany 2

9.30 amServices pageOnline Sunday Worship – Morning Prayer(HT/GM-pr)

The service will be recorded and made available online on the Services page.

Tuesday 19th January

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

Wednesday 20th January

10.00 amServices pageMidweek Podcast(HT)

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

7.55 pmZoomMidweek Discussion Group(see below)

Sunday 24th January, Epiphany 3

9.30 amServices pageOnline Sunday Eucharist(JR)



The churches are closed for public worship for now. This decision, which 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.

Prayer Week for Christian Unity

This week is The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  The theme for 2021 is “Abide in My Love ….. You Shall Bear Much Fruit” (John 15:5-9).  

Regular Prayer Diary of St Albans Diocese

St Albans Diocese pray for the parishes in their area on a weekly basis.  If you would like to view this, please visit the website: stalbans.anglican.org (find the diary under ‘News’ and ‘Regular Prayer Diary’).  Our parishes are appearing in March.

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 Hilary Catchpole at h.catchpole@btinternet.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 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:

  • 20 January          Evening Prayer (liturgy to be circulated in advance – nothing in unison – except perhaps the Lord’s Prayer – ‘parts’ to be allocated)
  • 27 January          What does the Bible say about Heaven?  Discussion, concluding with a time of prayer.
  • 3 February          Evensong (from YouTube – from a college or cathedral)
  • 10 February        What does the Bible say about the Last Things? (Death, dying, the meaning of life, the return of Christ, the ‘rapture’ – and anything else!). Discussion, concluding with a time of prayer.
  • 17 February        Evening Prayer (liturgy to be circulated in advance – nothing in unison – except perhaps the Lord’s Prayer – ‘parts’ to be allocated). (Ash Wednesday)
  • 24 February        Truly Divine and Truly Human: Christ and the Seven Ecumenical Councils. Discussion, concluding with a time of prayer.
  • 3 March              Evensong (from YouTube – from a college or cathedral)
  • 10 March            Jesus the Jew: Reflections on how learning about the Jewish world of Jesus can enrich our own faith (NB not a discussion on Judaism and Christianity). Discussion, concluding with a time of prayer
  • 17 March            Evening Prayer (liturgy to be circulated in advance – nothing in unison – except perhaps the Lord’s Prayer – ‘parts’ to be allocated).
  • 24 March            (to be decided)
  • 31 March            Holy Week (to be decided)

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 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.