Coming Up…

Here are the services and other events coming up in Little Gaddesden Parish Church in the next few days.

Vicar on Extended Study Leave till 4 Aug
Apr 30 – Aug 4 all-day
The Vicar will be on Extended Study Leave from Tuesday, 30th April to Sunday 4th August 2019.  Contact email is or contact Helene Hockings (Parish Administrator) at
Coffee and Cake
May 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Coffee and Cake

Good company, home made cake, and really decent coffee!  Or, yes, of course you can have tea.

Bellringing Practice
May 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ascension Day
May 30 all-day
Ascension Day Bellringing
May 30 @ 7:00 am – 7:20 am
Midweek Holy Communion
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Midweek Holy Communion (Said Eucharist)

This is a spoken service, based on a modernised Book of Common Prayer, generally held on Thursdays at 10:00am.  It lasts for a little under half an hour.

Morning Prayers – Thy Kingdom Come
May 31 @ 8:00 am – 8:20 am
Morning Prayers - Thy Kingdom Come @ Church

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement.  It invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus.  From Ascension Day (Thursday 30th May) to Pentecost (Sunday 9th June). Come and join in with prayers at Ascension Day service (10am LG) and Morning Prayers on Friday 31st May, Monday 3rd June – Friday 7th June at 8.00am at Little Gaddesden and Pentecost Family Services on Sunday 9th June. For more information, contact Anthony Archer on 07721 504125 or or

Choir Practice
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Parish Communion
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Parish Communion – a Sung Eucharist with Sunday School

Our most frequent Sunday morning service follows the traditional Anglican Communion, or Eucharistic, service. We have traditional hymns and the Gloria and Responses sung to the Patrick Appleford setting of the Mass in E.  The service lasts for almost an hour.  Sunday School for children is held in the adjoining vestry during the service, with the children joining in at the communion.

Refreshments are served afterwards.

Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sung Evensong (Book of Common Prayer)

Photo of church at nightOur usual Sunday Evensong follows the traditional Book of Common Prayer service.  It includes a sung Magnificat, Nunc Dimittis and Psalm as well as sung Responses and traditional hymns.  This service is often conducted by one of the Readers.

About four times in the year there is an alternative form of Evensong, often following the Ionia pattern.  These are advertised separately.

Today is
Monday, 27 May 2019

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