Week of Sunday 7th March, Lent 3


Sunday 7th March, Lent 3

9.30 amLittle GaddesdenJoint Parish Worship – Eucharist(JR/GM-pr)
Little Gaddesden Church will be closed from 3.00pm on Sunday 7th March to Noon on Monday 8th March

Monday 8th March

10.00 amLittle GaddesdenFuneral of Julie Leonhardt – By invitation only.
Any person wishing to pay their respects to Julie outside the church is welcome to assemble around 10.45am when the cortege will leave the church to go to Amersham Crematorium.

Tuesday 9th March

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

Wednesday 9th March

10.00 amServices pageMidweek Podcast – Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.(AWA)

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

Wednesday 9th March

7.55 pmZoomMidweek Discussion Group(see below)

Sunday 14th March, Mothering Sunday

9.30 amLittle GaddesdenMorning Worship(JR/HT-pr)
11.00amGreat GaddesdenMorning Worship(JR/HT-pr)

Please Check for Updates!

As changes are sometimes made at short notice, please check on the News page whether the above information has been changed or superseded.



We have resumed congregational worship for our three parishes and will gradually introduce more services in each of the churches over the coming weeks as conditions allow.

Restrictions of which you will be familiar from before Christmas remain:

  1. Social distancing from those not in your household or care bubble, must be maintained.
  2. Face masks must be worn at all times in church.
  3. Please use the hand cleanser at the door.
  4. We will not be able to join in with the singing of the hymns.
  5. Holy Communion will be distributed in a safe manner in one kind only.
  6. After the service you must disperse and not stay in church to have a catch up.

Electoral Roll

The electoral roll for all our parish is being reviewed shortly. If you are unsure if your details are correct or have any amendments to report, please contact:

Terri Adams on pcc.secretary@littlegaddesdenchurch.org.uk

On or after 14th March please check the current list which will be available in the church and church porch.

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:

  • 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.