Week of Sunday 1st October, Harvest Festival


Sunday 1st October, Harvest Festival

9amLittle Gaddesden Family Communion (JR/MS-pr)
11 am Great Gaddesden Family Communion(MS)
2.30pmLittle GaddesdenBaptism of Sophie Elizabeth McKee(JR)

Tuesday 3rd October

9amGreat Gaddesden Great Gaddesden School Harvest Festival (please note – no Holy Communion service today)(JR)
10.30 am Little Gaddesden Coffee and Cake in the Thomas Field Hall (see below)

Wednesday 4th October

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

Thursday 5th October

10amLittle GaddesdenHoly Communion (JR)
3pmLittle GaddesdenPitstop Café

Friday 6th October

9.30amGreat GaddesdenParent Café
11am – 12.30pmLittle Gaddesden and Great GaddesdenRedbourn U3A visit to both churches (timings approximate)

Sunday 8th October, Trinity 18

9am Nettleden Morning Prayer (AWA)
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are sometimes made at short notice, please check on the News page whether the above information has been changed or superseded.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 .

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.

Jam Jars with Lids

Jam jars with lids!  If you have any spare standard sized jam jars with lids, Ian and Pat Catchpole would be grateful to have them for their produce for the community market.  They are happy to collect or pick them up from LG church.

Douglas Adams Memorial Walk

Douglas Adams Memorial Walk for Prostate Cancer UK.  Doug was a founder member of the Little Gaddesden Walking Group (LGWG) and a walk in his memory is being organised on Thursday 12th October.  Details of the walk will be announced in the next few weeks but will conclude with lunch at The Greyhound Pub in Aldbury.  If you would like to join the walk, please let Anthony Archer know on aw.archer@btinternet.com.  If you would like to contribute to the fundraiser, please go to www.justgiving.com/page/drfamemorialwalk2023.   Thank you.

Lady Marian Alford’s Altar Cloth – Exhibition at the Guildhall Art Gallery

Lady Marian Alford’s Altar Cloth – Exhibition at the Guildhall Art Gallery, London.  This Altar Cloth forms part of a major exhibition to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the Worshipful Company of Gold & Silver Wyre Drawers.  The exhibition runs from 29th September – 12th November from 10.30am to 4pm at the Guildhall Art Gallery, Guildhall Yard, London EC2V 5AE.  Tickets £10.00.  It is hoped to organise a group tour on Monday 16th October (meeting at the Guildhall).  If you would like to attend, please contact Lyn Hyde on lmajh@btinternet.com

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)