Come and Sing for Christmas Please

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Would you like to join our Christmas Choir?

John Leonhardt writes:

As usual we need extra singers to keep our Christmas Carol service up to standard. Please make yourself known if you enjoy singing. You will need to be available on Sunday December 22nd for the service, and come to a reasonable number of Friday evening practices (Friday evenings at 7.00pm). Any singer is welcome, whether you can sing descants, alto, tenor or bass parts or “just sing the tune”, but we can’t put on a really good service if we just have our faithful few regulars. Don’t wait to be asked, because we can’t know every likely singer by telepathy. You can come to a practice unannounced, or contact me, John Leonhardt, on 01442 843550.

War Remembrance Pages Updated

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The War Remembrance pages of the website, which were launched earlier in the month, have been updated.

We have newly added pages for each of the three soldiers who are commemorated on family graves in Little Gaddesden churchyard but buried in France and Belgium:

Each of these men now has his own page, setting out what we know about him and his war service. Click or tap on the names to find out more.

Thanks again to Jane Dickson for her researches, and for writing up the results.

New War Remembrance Pages

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We’ve just launched some new pages on Little Gaddesden Church’s website, dedicated to War Remembrance. You can access them all from the main War Remembrance page. In turn, that can easily be found from the main menu under About > War Remembrance.

The War Remembrance pages record:

Over time we hope to present more about the lives of those from the parish who served their country in the two world wars. Huge thanks to Jane Dickson for the time she has spent researching and writing up the material already presented.

Gaddesden Gallop Benefits the Vestry@50 Appeal

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Congratulations to all the participants of last Sunday’s Gaddesden Gallop. Grey skies didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the participants on the 5 km and 10km runs through our lovely countryside.

And thank you to the 1st Little Gaddesden Scouts and to the Friends of Little Gaddesden School, the organisers of the event, for generously donating the entry fees of those who entered on the day to the Vestry@50 appeal. The appeal fund is £250 £550 better off thanks to their generosity and the efforts of the runners.