Week of Sunday 10th April, Palm Sunday


Sunday 10th April, Palm Sunday

9.00 am Nettleden Morning Prayer with blessing of the Palms(HT)
9.30 am Little Gaddesden Donkey Procession from the Village Hall to the church, Family Service(JR)
11.00 am Great Gaddesden Donkey Procession to church, Family Communion (JR)

Tuesday 12th April

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

Wednesday 13th April

2.00 pmLittle GaddesdenMemorial Service for Dr Martin Bryant
7.55 pmZoomMidweek Discussion Group(see below)

Thursday 14th April, Maundy Thursday

No 10.00 am Holy Communion today

8.00 pmGreat GaddesdenSung Eucharist with stripping of the altars(JR)

Friday 15th April, Good Friday

9.30 amLittle GaddesdenFamily Service with hot cross buns(JR)
11.00 amLittle GaddesdenService of Witness on The Green(JR)
2.00 pmNettledenHour before the Cross(AWA/HT)

Sunday 17th April, Easter Day

8.00 amNettledenHoly Communion(JR)
9.30 amLittle GaddesdenFamily Communion(JR)
11.00 amGreat GaddesdenFamily 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are sometimes made at short notice, please check on the News page whether the above information has been changed or superseded.


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.

Easter Lilies

Easter Lilies –  Every year at Easter Little Gaddesden Church is decorated with lilies in memory of loved ones. If you would like to participate, please let Anne Isherwood know (01442 842780) or email flowers@littlegaddesdenchurch.org.uk). The cost is £3.00 per lily. If possible, we hope this can be paid direct into our bank account:

  • Account name   PCC of Little Gaddesden Parish
  • Account no.        00296015
  • Sort code            30-94-08
  • Ref. Easter lilies + your surname

If direct payment is not possible cash or cheque (payable to PCC of Little Gaddesden Parish) to Anne Isherwood  or Virginia Westmacott. 

Good Friday Family Service

Little Gaddesden – Friday 15th April, Good Friday.  Family Service in the church with hot cross buns.  All welcome.  For more details please contact John Russell.

Annual Parishioners Meeting and Annual Parochial Church Meeting

Both these meetings will take place in church after the 9.30am morning service on Sunday 24th April, starting at approximately 10.30am. All parishioners on the Electoral Roll are very welcome to attend these meetings to find out what has been happening during the last year and to ask questions of the Vicar, the Churchwardens and other members of the PCC.

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 .

Midweek Discussion Group

The Midweek Discussion Group has resumed. 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