Week of Sunday 10th October, Harvest Festival


Sunday 10th October, Harvest Festival

9.00 am Nettleden Harvest Morning Prayer (HT)
9.30 am Little Gaddesden Harvest Cafe Church (JR/AWA-pr)
11.00 am Great Gaddesden Harvest Cafe Church (JR/AWA-pr)
6.00 pmLittle GaddesdenEvening Prayer(AWA)

Monday 11th October

9.00 am – 10.00 amGreat GaddesdenGreat Gaddesden School Harvest Festival

Tuesday 12th October

9.00 amGreat Gaddesden Morning Prayer (HT)
9.00 am – 10.00 amLittle GaddesdenLittle Gaddesden School Harvest Festival
11.00 am Little Gaddesden Coffee and Cake in the Thomas Field Hall (Note later start time for today only)(see below)

Wednesday 13th October

7.55 pmZoomMidweek Discussion Group(see below)

Thursday 14th October

10.00 amLittle GaddesdenHoly Communion (JR)

Sunday 17th October, Trinity 20

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

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are sometimes made at short notice, please check on the News page whether the above information has been changed or superseded.



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.
  • Singing is permitted behind masks.
  • Continue to use the hand cleanser at the door.
  • Receive Holy Communion as current practice.

Please await further guidance on the serving of refreshments after services.

Harvest Festival

This year, we are collecting goods for the Chiltern Foodbank – www.chiltern.foodbank.org.uk.  Gifts of food are welcome especially UHT Milk, tinned sardines, long life fruit juice, sponge puddings, tinned/packet soup, tinned custard, shampoo.

Bishop of St Albans’ Harvest Appeal

The Bishop of St Albans’ Harvest Appeal – Water is Life.  This appeal aims to bring clean water to many communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  For more details visit www.harvestappeal.org and click on the Tearfund tap picture where your donation will be collected on behalf of the church.

Tuesday Morning Coffee and Cake

Tuesday morning’s Coffee and Cake sessions are in the Thomas Field Hall – this Tuesday from 11:00am, other Tuesdays from 10:30am to 12:00 noon. Any enquiries to Hilary Catchpole at h.catchpole@btinternet.com .

Midweek Discussion Group

This resumed on Wednesday 8th September. 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.

Berkhamsted Deanery Lecture

Wednesday 20th October at 7.45pm at St Mary’s Church, Northchurch, given by Revd Simon Reed. 

Revd Simon Reed is an Anglican minister with two churches in Ealing, West London.  He is also one of the three Guardians of the Community of Aidan and Hilda, an international and cross-denominational network of Christians who draw inspiration from Celtic spirituality for the renewal of today’s church.  He has been a seminar speaker at New Wine & Spring Harvest and also involved in leading their reflective worship stream.  He is the author of “Creating Community: ancient ways for modern churches,” and “Followers of the Way: ancient discipleship for modern Christians.”

Parking is available at St Mary’s Primary School, New Road, Northchurch.

Memorial Service for Julie Leonhardt

Saturday 23rd October at 12.30pm at Little Gaddesden.  ALL WELCOME.  If you wish to come and would like to stay for refreshments after the service, please let John Leonhardt know for catering purposes.  Many thanks.

Opera Concert

In Little Gaddesden Church, Saturday 23rd October at 7.30pm (doors open at 6.30pm).  A programme of popular Opera music and song.  Tickets are available from Michael Roberts on 01442 843444 or MCRoberts4@aol.com or the village shop

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.