Week of Sunday 27th February, Sunday next before Lent – Updated*


Sunday 27th February, Sunday next before Lent

9.00 am Nettleden Morning Prayer (RH)
9.30 am Little Gaddesden Parish Communion (with Sunday School)(JR)
11.00 am Great Gaddesden Parish Communion (JR)

Tuesday 1st March

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

* Wednesday 2nd March, Ash Wednesday – Updated

7.55 pmZoomMidweek Discussion Group(see below)
8.00 pmGreat GaddesdenSung Eucharist with the imposition of Ashes(JR)

Thursday 3rd March

10.00 amLittle GaddesdenHoly Communion (JR)
2.30 – 4.00 pmLittle GaddesdenPitstop Coffee Club

Friday 4th March

12.30 – 1.30 pmLittle GaddesdenLent Lunch in the Thomas Field Hall (see details below)
2.00 – 3.00 pmGreat GaddesdenParent Café in the Church (see details below)

Sunday 6th March, Lent 1

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are sometimes made at short notice, please check on the News page whether the above information has been changed or superseded.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

With the gradual decreasing number of Covid cases, when attending church services we ask you to:

  • Continue to use the hand cleanser at the door.
  • Respect other people’s personal space.
  • Whist mask wearing is not obligatory, if you feel comfortable wearing one, please continue to do so. (We have a good supply of disposable masks should you forget to bring yours.)
  • Continue to sing.
  • Continue to receive Holy Communion in both kinds under Covid safe procedure.

Refreshments after church on Sunday mornings will be served. 

Please keep an eye on our website for the most up to date information.

This notice was last updated on 27 January 2022.

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 .

Sunday School

Sunday School will take place during the 9.30 am service this week. All children under 11 years old are welcome to attend. Those under 5 should be accompanied by a parent please. There will be crafts and fun in the Thomas Field Hall whilst the service in going on in church. For more details or to see how you can help, please contact Claire Beard on clairedonovan@googlemail.com

Lent Lunches

Starting this week in Little Gaddesden. Friday 4th March and continues weekly until 8th April.  12.30pm – 1.30pm in the Thomas Field Hall.  £5.00 for a delicious bowl of soup, bread and cheese, fruit, tea and coffee.  Please do come along.

Parent Café at Great Gaddesden Church

Parent Café at Great Gaddesden Church is run by Friends of Great Gaddesden School (FOGGS) between 2-3 pm on the first Friday of every month at St John the Baptist Church. Join them before school pick up for a coffee and catch up. Free tea or coffee and activities for younger siblings. All parents and guardians welcome.  The next meeting is Friday 4th March.

Midweek Discussion Group

The Midweek Discussion Group has resumed (apart from on Ash Wednesday). 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.

The Little Gaddesden Charities

For those not familiar with The Little Gaddesden Charities, we exist to help those in our Parish who are in need.

All help is totally confidential.

Please contact either me directly on 01442 842544 or the Vicar, John Russell, on 01442 214898 or at vicar@littlegaddesdenchurch.org.uk and we will try to help.

Pat Catchpole