Week of Sunday 8th October, Trinity 18


Sunday 8th October, Trinity 18

9am Nettleden Morning Prayer (AWA)
9am Little Gaddesden Café Church (JR)
11am Great Gaddesden Café Church(JR)

Monday 9th October

7pmThomas Field Hall, Little GaddesdenMusic in the Life of – John Russell (see details below)

Tuesday 10th October

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

Wednesday 11th October

No Midweek Discussion Group this week(see below)

Thursday 12th October

10amLittle GaddesdenHoly Communion ( )
9.30amMonument car parkDouglas Adams Memorial Walk (see details below)
3pmLittle GaddesdenPitstop Café

Sunday 15th October, Trinity 19

9am Little Gaddesden Parish Communion(JR)
11am Great Gaddesden Parish Communion(MS)

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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 .

Music in the Life of – John Russell

Monday October 9th at 7pm in the Thomas Field Hall, Little Gaddesden. An evening of music, memories, and – just possibly – revelations, in which the Rev John Russell discusses the music that has meant the most to him, and why he gave up making violins to enter the ministry. He may even play the fiddle.  Lauren Laverne will be played by Roger Bolton, and any resemblance to Desert Island Discs is purely accidental.  Refreshments will be provided and a collection taken for the church.

Douglas Adams’ Memorial Walk for Prostate Cancer UK

Douglas Adams Memorial Walk in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.  Doug was a founder member of the Little Gaddesden Walking Group (LGWG) and a walk in his memory will take place on THURSDAY 12TH OCTOBER.  The walk (easy to moderate) is of some 11kms and takes in Ivinghoe Beacon, Pitstone Hill, and Aldbury Nowers.  Meet at the Car Park at the Bridgewater Monument at 0930hrs, ready to depart at 0945hrs. The Walk concludes at The Greyhound in Aldbury.  Walk back up to retrieve cars after lunch.  If you wish just to come for lunch (1245hrs), and/or have any questions, please let Anthony Archer know on aw.archer@btinternet.com – 07721 504125 – otherwise just turn up at the start!  There is a fundraising page which can be found at www.justgiving.com/page/drfamemorialwalk2023. All are welcome, not just LGWG regulars!  We look forward to seeing you!

Lady Marian Alford’s Altar Frontal – Exhibition at the Guildhall, London

Lady Marian Alford’s Altar Frontal – Exhibition at the Guildhall, London.  This forms part of a major exhibition to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the Worshipful Company of Gold & Silver Wyre Drawers.  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

Midweek Discussion Group

The Midweek Discussion Group generally meets on Wednesday evenings, but will not meet this week. Next meeting: Wednesday 25 October 2023.

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)