Week of Sunday 18th July, Trinity 7 – Updated


Sunday 18th July, Trinity 7

9.30 amLittle GaddesdenMorning Prayer(GM)
11.00 amGreat GaddesdenParish Communion(CR)
1.00 pmGreat GaddesdenBaptism of Oriana Toderesi(CR)
6.00 pmNettledenEvensong(AWA)

Monday, 19th July

2.00 pmGreat GaddesdenSchool Leavers’ Service

Tuesday 20th July

9.00amGreat GaddesdenMorning Prayer(HT)
10.30 amLittle GaddesdenCoffee and Cake in the Thomas Field Hall(see below)

Wednesday 21st July

9.15 amLittle GaddesdenSchool Leavers’ Service
7.55 pmZoomMidweek Discussion Group – Gifts of the Holy Spirit (6) – Piety / Fear of God(see below)

Thursday 22nd July

10.00 amLittle Gaddesden Holy Communion 

Sunday 25th July, Trinity 8 / St James the Apostle

9.00 amNettledenMorning Prayer(HT)
9.30 amLittle GaddesdenParish Communion(JR)
11.00 amGreat GaddesdenParish Communion(JR)
12.00 – 2.30 pmThe Old Forge, Water End, HP1 3BHFOGGC Drinks and Canapé Party. See details below
6.00 pmLittle GaddesdenEvening Prayer(HT)

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are sometimes made at short notice, please check on the News page whether the above information has been changed or superseded.


Coronavirus – Updated 19 July 2021

We are assessing guidance from the Church of England, but following the recent changes to Government regulations, we can slightly relax some restrictions.

From the 19thJuly please, when in church:

  • Maintain social distancing from those not in your household or care bubble,
  • Mask wearing is no longer obligatory, but is recommended.
  • Continue to use the hand cleanser at the door.
  • Receive Holy Communion as current practice.

Please await further guidance on singing in church and the serving of refreshments after services.

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 .

FOGGC Drinks and Canapé party

FOGGC Drinks and Canapé party.  Sunday 25th July, 12.00 – 2.30 pm at The Old Forge, Water End, HP1 3BH.  A fundraising appeal for the Halsey Chapel roof.  The fundraising is by buying individual tiles.  Entrance to Drinks and Canapé Party is £6.00 per person which buys two tiles.  Tickets in advance only from John Watts on 01442 246513 or wattsjd27@gmail.com. FOGGC is Friends of Great Gaddesden Church.

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:

  • 21 July                 Gifts of the Holy Spirit (6)            Piety/Fear of the Lord
  • 28 July                 Evening Prayer
  • 4 August             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
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 £1,300 (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. 

Website News – Software Update

On or shortly after 20 July 2021 we’ll be updating the software that runs the Little Gaddesden Church website. We actually do updates quite often, but there’s not usually any impact on visitors to the site. This time, though, one of the consequences of the forthcoming update is that we’ll lose support for Internet Explorer 11 (IE11), an old web browser from Microsoft. (A ‘browser’ is simply the program you use to access the world wide web.) Not many people use IE11 these days – only a tiny number of visitors to our site use it – and more and more websites will be incompatible with it before long. So it’s a browser that has had its day.

So, if you use IE11, or any older version of Internet Explorer, please consider updating to a new browser. We like Firefox, which has strong privacy features, particularly when used with the Facebook container extension for Firefox, which isolates your web activity from Facebook and prevents it from tracking you round the web. Other common browers are – in decreasing order of their popularity among users of our site – Chrome, Safari (for Apple users) and Edge (Microsoft’s successor to Internet Explorer).

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.