Week of Sunday 4th December, Advent 2


Sunday 4th December, Advent 2

9.00 am Nettleden Morning Prayer (HT)
9.30 am Little Gaddesden Parish Communion (JR)
11.00 am Great Gaddesden Parish Communion (JR)

Tuesday 6th December

9.00 amGreat Gaddesden Holy Communion (JR)
10.30 am Little Gaddesden Coffee and Cake in the Thomas Field Hall (see below)
2.00 pmThe Vicarage, Great GaddesdenAdvent Group. All welcome. Contact Heather Tisbury for details.

Wednesday 7th December

7.55 pmZoomMidweek Discussion Group(see below)

Thursday 8th December

10.00 amLittle GaddesdenHoly Communion (JR)
3 – 5 pmLittle GaddesdenPitstop Coffee Club

Sunday 11th December, Advent 3

9.00 amNettledenMorning Prayer(JRo)
9.30 amLittle GaddesdenBHA Gift Service followed by Advent Breakfast (see details below)(JR)
11.00 amGreat GaddesdenDENS Gift Service – Cafe Church (see details below)(HT)

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are sometimes made at short notice, please check on the News page whether the above information has been changed or superseded.


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 .

BHA Gift Service

The BHA (British Humanitarian Aid) Gift service will take place on Sunday 11th December at 9.30am and will be followed by an Advent Breakfast. BHA have resumed shipments to Ukraine but still need cash donations to help with the increased transport costs.  If you can help, please call BHA on 01227 453434. If you are able to donate goods, the requirements are: Clothing and shoes for all age groups, bedding, toiletries, nappies (including adult), colouring books and crayons, small toys, washing powder, candles, matches, torches, tinned and dried foods (not cereals), long life milk, tea and coffee.  Crockery and cutlery, kettles, wheelchairs, crutches, wheeled walkers and sleeping mats. Please label bags clearly. Labelled bags may be left by the font from Friday 9th December.

DENS Gift Service at Great Gaddesden

Gift Service at GG on 11th December at 11.00am will be for DENS – Café Church.  Their high needs list is: FOOD – Christmas chocolates, Selection boxes, nuts, savoury crackers, tinned ham, sponge puddings, custard, long life milk, long life juice. KITCHEN/HYGIENE ITEMS – nappies (sizes 5,5+,6,6+,7), Men’s toiletries gift sets, women’s toiletries gift sets, 2in1 shampoo, shower gel, deodorants, roasting trays, tin foil, washing up liquid (small), Sellotape

No Experience Needed

NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED!!  We shall be decorating LG Church for Christmas on Friday 16th December from 9.30am and everyone is encouraged to come and help.  Tea and coffee plus mince pies will be served to help us with the enjoyable task. Donations of greenery/holly welcome – whether on the morning or left in the porch on the Thursday afternoon.  If you can, please do bring your own secateurs.  Please do let me know if you are coming so that we know how many people to expect.  We look forward to seeing you. Anne Isherwood (01442 842780).

Travelling Crib

Travelling Crib.  Would you like to host Mary, Joseph and the donkey for a night in December?  If so, please contact: Catriona Angel on travelling-crib@littlegaddesdenchurch.org.uk

Additional Choir Members for Christmas

The Christmas Carol Service this year is on Sunday 18th December at 6.00pm. If you would like to join us, you will need attend at least one choir practice. Choir practice is on a Friday evening from 7.00 – 8.00pm. We especially need male voices. For more information, please contact John Leonhardt on 01442 843550 or john.leonhardt@hotmail.co.uk.

Midweek Discussion Group

The Midweek Discussion Group has resumed. The theme for this term is Studies in Hebrews.  Please contact Anthony Archer on anthony.archer@bridgewaterassociates.co.uk or 07721 504125 with any questions.

Regular Giving

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. For those who do give this way, tokens to signify you have donated by this method are available on entry to the church, and they can be placed in the collection bag at the appropriate time.

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

The funds of The Little Gaddesden Charities are there to help and support those in financial need in the parish, especially at times when budgets are under particular pressure.

We also support young people in their endeavours, as well as the bereaved.

Please apply in confidence to:

The Vicar, The Revd. John Russell  vicar@littlegaddesdenchurch.org.uk (01442 214898)  or
Mrs Pat Catchpole (01442 842544)