Week of Sunday 3rd December, Advent Sunday


Sunday 3rd December, Advent Sunday

9am Little Gaddesden Parish Communion with talk from Azalea (JR)
11am Great Gaddesden Parish Communion with talk from Azalea(JR)
6pmLittle GaddesdenAdvent Service of Light(JR)

Tuesday 5th December

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

Wednesday 6th December

No Mid-week Discussion group this week

Thursday 7th December

10amLittle GaddesdenHoly Communion (JR)
3pmLittle GaddesdenPitstop Café

Saturday 9th December

7.30 pmGreat GaddesdenAn Evening of Jazz, R&B, Swing and Cheer with TJ Johnson and friends (see below)

Sunday 10th December, Advent 2

9am Nettleden Morning Prayer (AWA)
9am Little Gaddesden BHA Gift Service followed by Advent Breakfast(JR)
11am Great Gaddesden DENS Café Church Gift Service(HT/KR)

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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 .

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.

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.  Tickets £15 on 01442 246513 or online at www.wegottickets.com/event/594374

BHA Gift Service

Little Gaddesden BHA Gift Service – Sunday 10th December at 9am, followed by Advent Breakfast.  Clothing, bed linen and other household items are welcome.  Please also consider what might be useful in a war zone – candles, non-perishable foodstuffs, working electrical items. Please put all items in labelled bags.  Bags may be left by the font from Friday 8th December.  Thank you.

Christmas Carol Service

Little Gaddesden’s Christmas Carol Service & Celebration is on Saturday 16th December at 6pm.  An evening of readings, music, entertainment and refreshments. If you would like to join the choir, rehearsals are on 3rd and 10th December at 3.45pm and at 4.30pm on Saturday 16th before the service. 

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

Advent Group

The Advent Group will meet in Great Gaddesden Church between 2-3pm on 6th, 13th and 20th December.  The theme is The Beatitudes.  All welcome.  Contact Heather Tisbury for more details.

DENS Cafe Church Gift Service, Great Gaddesden

Great Gaddesden Café Church Gift Service for DENS will be on Sunday 10th December at 11am.

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)