Week of Sunday 26th March, Lent 5


Sunday 26th March, Lent 5

9.00 am Nettleden Morning Prayer (AWA)
9.00 am Little Gaddesden Parish Communion(JR/AG)
11.00 am Great Gaddesden Parish Communion(JR)

Tuesday 28th March

9.00 amGreat Gaddesden Holy Communion (JR)
10.30 am Little Gaddesden Coffee and Cake in the Thomas Field Hall (see below)
2-3 pmGreat GaddesdenLent Group at The Vicarage

Wednesday 29th March

9.30 amGreat GaddesdenSchool Easter Service
7.55 pmZoomMidweek Discussion Group(see below)

Thursday 30th March

10.00 amLittle GaddesdenHoly Communion (JR)
3.00 pmGreat GaddesdenWedding of Steven Wynne and Alice Harding
3.00pmLittle GaddesdenPitstop Coffee Club

Friday 31st March

9.15 amLittle GaddesdenSchool Easter Service
12.30 – 1.30 pmLittle GaddesdenLast Lent Lunch in the Thomas Field Hall

Sunday 2nd April, Palm Sunday

9.00 am Little Gaddesden Donkey procession from village hall to the church, Family Service(JR/AG)
11.00 am Great Gaddesden Dora the donkey procession from the Lytch Gate to the church, Family Service(JR)
6.00 pmNettledenEvensong with blessing of the palms(RH)

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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 .

Lent Group meeting

The final Lent Group meeting will be held in the Vicarage at Great Gaddesden on Tuesday 2-3pm on the 28th March.  A time of reflection, discussion and prayer for the Lenten Season. No prior preparation required. Each session is complete in itself, so just come when you can. All welcome. For more details contact Heather Tisbury.

Lent Lunch

The last Lent lunch is this Friday, 31st March, in the Thomas Field Hall.  12.30pm – 1.30pm.  For the sum of £5.00, you can enjoy a bowl (or two) of delicious soup, bread and cheese, fruit, tea and coffee.  All welcome.

Palm Sunday

For the start of Holy Week on 2nd April, we will have the presence of two donkeys helping us celebrate Palm Sunday: 

   Little Gaddesden:  ‘Donkey’ will process to the church from the village hall at 9.00am.  

   Great Gaddesden:  ‘Dora’ will process from the Lytch Gate to the church at 11.00am. 

Please do join us!

Easter Lilies

Easter Lilies: The dedication book will be out at the back of Little Gaddesden Church if you would like to purchase a lily in memory of a loved one. Please let Anne Isherwood know if you would like to participate. Cost is £3 per lily. anneisherwood@btinternet.com

Midweek Discussion Group

The Midweek Discussion Group meets on Wednesday evenings.

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)