Week of Sunday 9th May, Easter 6


Sunday 9th May, Easter 6

9.00 amNettledenMorning Prayer(GM)
9.30 amLittle GaddesdenParish Communion(JR)
11.00amGreat GaddesdenParish Communion(JR)
1.00pmLittle GaddesdenBaptism of Rex Smith(JR)
6.00pmLittle GaddesdenEvening Prayer(GM)

Tuesday 11th May

9.00amGreat GaddesdenHoly Communion
10.30 amZoomCafé Zoom – Tuesday morning Coffee and Cake(see below)

Wednesday 12th May

7.55 pmZoomMidweek Discussion Group – Arius and the Council of Nicaea(see below)

Thursday 13th May, Ascension Day

10.00 amLittle Gaddesden Holy Communion 

Sunday 16th May, Sunday after Ascension

9.30 amLittle GaddesdenParish Communion(JR)
11.00 amGreat GaddesdenParish Communion(JR)

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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.

Christian Aid Week

Christian Aid Week takes place from 10th to 16th May. The 2021 appeal focuses on the impact of the climate crisis on those who live in poverty. 

Instead of a house to house collection in Little Gaddesden, an ‘e-envelope’ has been set up to allow donations to be made online.  Please support Christian Aid Week by going to the Little Gaddesden fundraising page and clicking on the ‘Donate’ button:  https://envelope.christianaid.org.uk/envelope/littlegaddesden

There will be collections in Church after the services on 9th and 16th May for those who would prefer to donate using cash or cheques.

Little Gaddesden are also planning a ‘Strawberry Cream Tea’ to raise funds for Christian Aid on 26th June at The Thomas Field Hall – so please save the date. Time to be advised.

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 11:15am. 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:

  • 12 May                Arius and the Council of Nicaea
  • 19 May                Evening Prayer
  • 26 May               Glossolalia: Spiritual Expression and Social Order*
  • 2 June                  Evening Prayer

* An opportunity at Pentecost to look at the some teaching of Paul on spiritual gifts in 1 Corinthians (resources from Yale Divinity School).  If we like it, we could consider spending  more time on 1 Corinthians.  The YDS material is superb.

Do keep the ideas coming about topics that you would like to consider.

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.