Week of Sunday 5th May, Rogation Sunday


Sunday 5th May, Rogation Sunday

9amLittle Gaddesden Parish Communion followed by APCM(JR)
11amGreat Gaddesden Morning Prayer(HT/KR)

Tuesday 7th May

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

Wednesday 8th May

7.15 pmTFH, Little GaddesdenEthics Forum – Should the Church pay Reparations?(see below)

Thursday 9th May, Ascension Day

10amLittle GaddesdenHoly Communion (JR)
3pmLittle GaddesdenPitstop Café

Saturday 11th May

6pmGaddesden Estate Home FarmBarn Dance (see below)

Sunday 12th May, Easter 7 / Sunday after Ascension

9amNettleden Morning Prayer (HT)
9amLittle Gaddesden Café Church(JR)
11amGreat 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are sometimes made at short notice, please check on the News page whether the above information has been changed or superseded.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 .


The Little Gaddesden APCM and APM will be on Sunday 5th May after the 9am service.  The papers for the meetings can be found on the Governance Papers page.

Ethics Forum

Ethics Forum – Should the Church pay Reparations?  Discussion in the Thomas Field Hall on Wednesday 8th May from 7.15pm.  The evening will be a discussion on the decision of the Church hierarchy to pay reparations for its involvement in slavery.  Should the Church do so?  Who else is deserving of reparations?  Can paying reparations achieve anything meaningful?  Chaired by Roger Bolton.  Refreshments.  ALL WELCOME

Barn Dance – 11th May at 6pm

Barn Dance in aid of FOGGC (Friends of Great Gaddesden Church) – May 11th 6pm with the Wick Trimmers at Gaddesden Estate Home Farm, Bridens Camp, HP2 6EZ. Bar and BBQ. Tickets £15, under 13s free. From Jo on 07775 714110 or www.wegottickets.com/event/614700

Christian Aid Week

Christian Aid Week – 12th – 18th May.  Focussing on the organisation’s work in Burundi. To make a donation to help their cause, please use the on-line envelope: https://fundraise.christianaid.org.uk/envelope-2024/little-gaddesden-church-christian-aid-week-2024

Strawberry Cream Tea & Cake, for Christian Aid

Saturday 18th May – Strawberry Cream Tea & Cake, 3-5pm in the Thomas Field Hall, Little Gaddesden.  Raising funds for Christian Aid.  Entry £5.00, U5s free.  Raffle.

Craig Ogden Concert, Sunday 19th May at 6pm

Tickets are £20.00 in advance and are available from Ian Hamilton, phone 07491 654415 or email: ianh72542@gmail.com.  Or on the night for £25.00.

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)