Week of Sunday 17th October, Trinity 20 – Updated*

*See entry for Friday 22nd October


Sunday 17th October, Trinity 20

9.30 am Little Gaddesden Parish Communion (JR)
11.00 am Great Gaddesden Parish Communion (JR)
6.00 pm Nettleden Holy Communion (JR)

Tuesday 19th October

9.00 amGreat Gaddesden Holy Communion
10.30 am Little Gaddesden Coffee and Cake in the Thomas Field Hall (see below)

Wednesday 20th October

1.00 pmGreat GaddesdenGreat Gaddesden School’s Singing Festival
7.45 pmSt Mary’s, NorthchurchBerkhamsted Deanery Lecture (see below for details)
7.55 pmZoomMidweek Discussion Group(see below)

Thursday 21st October

10.00 amLittle GaddesdenHoly Communion (JR)
7.00 pmGreat GaddesdenFriends of Great Gaddesden Church’s AGM

Friday 22nd October – Updated

12.00 pmLittle GaddesdenMemorial Service for Dan Graham

Saturday 23rd October

12.30 pmLittle GaddesdenMemorial Service for Julie Leonhardt (see details below)
7.30 pmLittle GaddesdenOpera Concert in the church (see details below)

Sunday 24th October, Bible Sunday / Last Sunday after Trinity

9.00 amNettledenMorning Prayer(AWA)
9.30 amLittle GaddesdenParish Communion(JR)
11.00 amGreat GaddesdenParish Communion(JR)
6.00 pmLittle GaddesdenEvening Prayer(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are sometimes made at short notice, please check on the News page whether the above information has been changed or superseded.



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.

Tuesday Morning Coffee and Cake

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

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.”

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

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

All Souls’ Service

Sunday 31st October at 3.00pm at Great Gaddesden church.  Names of those who have died this year will be read out along with any others specifically requested.  Please see lists at the back of our churches.

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.

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.