Week of Sunday 2nd July, Festival of St Peter & St Paul


Sunday 2nd July, Festival of St Peter & St Paul

9am Little Gaddesden Patronal Service(JR)
11am Great Gaddesden Parish Communion(MS/HT-pr)
2.30 – 4.30 pmGreat GaddesdenCream Teas and Cakes in the Church
6pmLittle GaddesdenTaizé(JR/AG)

Tuesday 4th July

9amGreat Gaddesden Holy Communion (JR)
10.30 am Little Gaddesden Coffee and Cake in the Thomas Field Hall (see below)

Wednesday 5th July

10am – 12pmGreat GaddesdenCoffee and Chat
7.55 pmZoomMidweek Discussion Group(see below)

Thursday 6th July

10amLittle GaddesdenHoly Communion (JR)
3pmLittle GaddesdenPitstop Café

Friday 7th July

9.30 amGreat GaddesdenParent Café

Sunday 9th July, Trinity 5

9am Nettleden Service welcoming the pupils of Boutcher School(JRo)
9am Little Gaddesden Café Church(JR)
11am Great Gaddesden Café Church(JR)

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are sometimes made at short notice, please check on the News page whether the above information has been changed or superseded.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

Taizé Service

Please join us for a Taizé service at 6pm Sunday 2nd July in the TFH. It will be a simple form of contemplative worship incorporating Taizé music and allowing time for silent reflection. All welcome.

Ethics Forum – Artificial Intelligence

Ethics Forum – Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Revd Canon Dr Tim Bull, chaired by Roger Bolton.  Thursday 13th July at 8.00pm in the Thomas Field Hall. Refreshments from 7.30pm.  As space is limited, please contact Anthony Archer on 07721 504125 or aw.archer@btinternet.com to confirm your attendance

Pilgrimage Walk to St Margarets

On the evening of the feast day of St Margaret of Antioch, Thursday July 20th at 6pm, there will be a 6km Pilgrimage walk from Little Gaddesden Church to the historic site of St Margaret’s in Boscoe, the Ivinghoe Benedictine Priory at St Margaret’s, Great Gaddesden. There will be opportunities on the way to pause for reflection and a short act of worship will be held at the site.  Come along and learn more about St Margaret of Antioch and the Priory where Benedictine Nuns lived and worshipped for almost 400 years. Please join us if you can for the walk or meet us at St Margaret’s. Dogs are welcome on leads. For more details contact Heather Tisbury heather@greatgaddesdenchurch.com or Jane Dickson  churchwarden.jd@littlegaddesdenchurch.org.uk.

Open Garden

The Bishop’s Garden will be open every Sunday until 6th August, 2-4pm.  Entrance £4 per adult (children free).  Proceeds in aid of Herts & Beds Historic Churches Trust.  Dogs on leads. No toilet facilities.  Abbey Gate, Abbey Mill Lane, St Albans AL3 4HD

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)