As we had hoped, from the beginning of May, we have been able to reintroduced more of our regular pre-pandemic services. Sunday evening worship has resumed at 6pm in Little Gaddesden, except on the third Sunday of the month when it is in Nettleden.
Midweek services are also re-starting at 10am on Thursdays in Little Gaddesden and Tuesdays at 9am in Great Gaddesden.
Restrictions with which you will be familiar, remain:
- Social distancing must still be maintained.
- Face masks must be worn at all times in church.
- Please use the hand cleanser at the door.
- We will not be able to join in with the singing of the hymns, but the choir is now singing.
- Holy Communion will be distributed in a safe manner in one kind only.
From the 17th May, national restrictions will ease a little and whilst we can’t stay on in church after a service yet, it will be permissible to at least have conversations outside.
Podcasts have stopped for the time being but may be offered in the coming months to study a particular theme or issue.
We also intend to cease recording the morning service after 16th May, because the demand is now very low. If you feel there is a need for a video recording, or indeed an audio recording, of particular parts of the service such as the readings, sermon and prayers, please contact me. [UPDATE 19 May 2021: as we are still in a period of uncertainty I am going to attempt to live stream the Sunday service via the Little Gaddesden Church facebook page, for a few weeks. There will be a link on the Services page.]
Rest assured, all our decisions will be in compliance with current Church and Government guidelines.
I look forward to seeing you very soon.
Please keep an eye on our website for the most up to date information
The Revd. John Russell, Vicar
4 May 2021