Week of Sunday 27th June, Festival of St Peter & St Paul

Sunday 27th June, Festival of St Peter & St Paul

9.00amNettledenMorning Prayer(GM)
9.30 amLittle GaddesdenPatronal Communion Celebration(JR)
11.00 amGreat GaddesdenMorning Prayer(HT/GM-pr)
12.30pmGreat GaddesdenBaptism of Elliott King

No 6.00 pm Evening Worship at Little Gaddesden

Tuesday 29th June

9.00amGreat GaddesdenHoly Communion
10.30 amLittle GaddesdenCoffee and Cake in the Thomas Field Hall(see below)

Wednesday 30th June

7.55 pmZoomMidweek Discussion Group – Gifts of the Holy Spirit (4) – Fortitude(see below)

Thursday 1st July

10.00 amLittle Gaddesden Holy Communion 

Sunday 4th July, Trinity 5

8.00 amNettledenHoly Communion(JRo)
9.30 amLittle GaddesdenParish Communion(DL)
11.00amGreat GaddesdenParish Communion(DL)
6.00pmLittle GaddesdenEvening Worship(AWA)

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are sometimes made at short notice, please check on the News page whether the above information has been changed or superseded.

Notices

Coronavirus

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 with 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. People can now meet in groups of up to 30 outdoors, eg after the service.

Tuesday Morning Coffee and Cake – Café Zoom no more!

Tuesday morning’s Coffee and Cake sessions have now come back from the virtual world to their new home in the newly built Thomas Field Hall – Tuesdays from 10:30am to 12:00 noon. Any enquiries to Hilary Catchpole at h.catchpole@btinternet.com .

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:  

30 June                Gifts of the Holy Spirit (4)            Fortitude

7 July                    Gifts of the Holy Spirit (5)            Knowledge

14 July                 Gifts of the Holy Spirit (6)            Piety/Fear of the Lord

21 July                 Evening Prayer

28 July                 Introduction to Joshua – the issue of Violence in the Old Testament

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.

Strawberry Cream Tea for Christian Aid Rescheduled for 31st July

Strawberry Cream Tea Poster - 31 July
Image credit: Nicola Vamos

The Strawberry Cream Tea in support of Christian Aid originally scheduled for Saturday 26th June has been rescheduled to Saturday 31st July because of the delayed easing of lockdown restrictions.

Win a hamper of goodies in our raffle!

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

Thank you to everyone who donated to Christian Aid in May. We have already raised over £1,000 (including gift aid) through the Little Gaddesden online e-envelope and cash collections. We have a fundraising target of £1,500 for 2021 and are hoping to reach this through the proceeds from the Strawberry Cream Tea. 

The e-envelope will remain open for donations until the beginning of August (extended from the end of June). Click on the following link:

 https://envelope.christianaid.org.uk/envelope/littlegaddesden

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.