Week of Sunday 19th November, 2nd Sunday before Advent


Sunday 19th November, 2nd Sunday before Advent

9am Little Gaddesden Parish Communion(JR/MS-pr)
11am Great Gaddesden Parish Communion(MS/JR)
1pmGreat GaddesdenHoly Baptisms of Pippa, Mia and Summer Pugh(JR)

Tuesday 21st November

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

Wednesday 22nd November

7.55 pmZoomMidweek Discussion Group(see below)

Thursday 23rd November

10amLittle GaddesdenHoly Communion (JR)
3pmLittle GaddesdenPitstop Café

Sunday 26th November, Christ the King

9am Nettleden Morning Prayer (HT)
9am Little Gaddesden Parish Communion(JR/AWA-pr)
11am Great Gaddesden Parish Communion(JR/AWA-pr)

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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 .

Travelling Crib

Travelling Crib:  Mary, Joseph and the donkey will be travelling around Little Gaddesden during December.  Would you like to host them for the night?  Please contact Debbie McMorran on: travelling-crib@littlegaddesdenchurch.org.uk if you would like to offer them shelter for the night.

Christmas Carol Service and Celebration

Little Gaddesden’s new Christmas Carol Service & Celebration is at 6pm on Saturday 16 December. We need extra singers to join our Special Christmas Choir, led by two professional musicians, both expert organists and expert choir trainers.  Don’t worry if you are a bit rusty.  You’ll get the music and online recordings in advance so you can practice in your own time and you’ll get links to voice training sessions to get you back to your singing peak. You’ll also need space in your diary to come to these rehearsals in church which will start promptly: Sunday 26 November, 15.30-17.00 (including welcome & registration), Sunday 3 December and onwards at 15.45-17.00, Sunday 10 December and Saturday 16 December 16.30 for a run through and final briefing, then 18.00 for the Special Christmas Service. To sign up please email David Scriven (scriven.david@icloud.com) no later than 16 November if possible.

Follow the Star

‘Follow the Star’. Friends of Great Gaddesden School (FOGGS) have launched ‘Follow the Star’ a walk of 2775 miles from GG school to Bethlehem aiming to complete by December 19th. The walk will raise funds for the work of FOGGS in the school and also First Steps Foundation a charity in Uganda supporting children in their learning. To support the walk please walk yourself (sponsorship forms available) and add your mileage every Wednesday to ggfollowthestar@gmail.com Or sponsor someone else. Donations can be made at justgiving.com/campaign/followthestargreatgaddesden

Jazz at St John’s

Jazz at St John’s – Saturday 9th December at 7.30pm.  An Evening of Jazz, R&B, Swing and Cheer at Great Gaddesden Church.  Bar. Tickets £15 on 01442 246513 or online at www.wegottickets.com/event/594374

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)