Coming Up…

Here are the services and other events coming up in Little Gaddesden Parish Church in the next few days.
Services are held at Little Gaddesden Church unless otherwise stated.

Dec
4
Sat
Family Workshop in the Church
Dec 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Family Workshop in Little Gaddesden Church

Advent wreath and candles drawing

Saturday 4th December from 3.00pm to 5.30pm.  Christmas arts and crafts for the children – fun and laughter.  Wreath making for adults.  Come and join us to celebrate the start of Advent.  Make some lovely presents and share a Christmas tea and friendship.  Please let Sarah Gall know if you are able to attend or can help- 07717 068280 or Sarahgaddesden@aol.com
Dec
5
Sun
Café Church
Dec 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:10 am

Café Church

Image of coffee cup for Café ChurchCafé Church is a new type of service being offered in Little Gaddesden on the second Sunday of most months of the year, unless there is a clash which makes it impractical.  The format will be entirely different from our other services, including the Family Service that used to occupy the ‘second Sunday’ slot:

  • Wonderful fresh coffee and pastries upon arrival.
  • Informal seating at tables.
  • Accessible worship on screen.
  • Lively music.
  • Time to think.
  • Time to pray.
  • No formality.
  • Time to discuss (no boring sermon!), just an opportunity to ask questions and share, if you wish, in a non-threatening environment.
  • There will be a separate teaching activity for younger children during part of the service.
  • Service should last no more than 40 minutes.
  • Stay after and finish the pastries!

Image of coffee and cupcake for Café Church

 


Café Church is inspired by ‘Reaching New People’ (RNP), one of St Albans’ Diocese’s key initiatives.  In 2020 we are going to explore new ways of reaching people who aren’t currently engaged with the Church, whilst at the same time inspiring, refreshing and enriching all those who are already part of the congregation. We also want to encourage those who used to come to church on a Sunday, but for whatever reason have let churchgoing become less of a priority in their lives, to return.

Evening Worship
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Evening Worship

Photo of church after sunset

An evening service which may or may not be evensong.

Dec
7
Tue
Coffee and Cake in The Thomas Field Hall
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Coffee and Cake in The Thomas Field Hall

Coffee and Cake in The Thomas Field Hall

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

Dec
8
Wed
Midweek Discussion Group on Zoom
Dec 8 @ 7:55 pm – 9:30 pm

Midweek Discussion Group on Zoom

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The Midweek Discussion Group meeting via Zoom on Wednesday evenings are now underway.

The sessions start with a general welcome chat to hear how everyone is getting on, then some discussion often centred around a Bible passage, with a short time of prayer at the end.  Everyone will be considered to be fully present if they have signed in, but there is no need to say or share anything.  You can spend the whole time ‘mute’ if you wish!

There are the usual protocols about confidentiality, as anything shared must be respected as being confidential to the group. All are welcome, but if inviting others please contact Anthony first.

Do keep the ideas coming about topics that you would like to consider.

Sign is at 19.55 hrs and the sessions end at 9.30pm sharp.  The Zoom invitation is sent a few days beforehand, usually with some background material.

Please contact Anthony Archer on anthony.archer@bridgewaterassociates.co.uk or 07721 504125 with any questions

Dec
9
Thu
Midweek Holy Communion
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Midweek Holy Communion (Said Eucharist)

This midweek eucharist 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.

Dec
12
Sun
BHA Gift Service followed by Advent Breakfast
Dec 12 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Gift service in aid of British Humanitarian Aid (BHA).

BHA have very limited requirements this year – please only provide clothing and shoes for all age groups, bedding and toiletries.  Please label bags clearly.  Labelled bags may be left by the font from Friday 10th December.

BHA is one of Little Gaddesden Church’s primary Outward Giving charities.

Evening Prayer
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Evening Prayer

Photo of church after sunset

A service of Evening Prayer in place of our traditional evensong.

Dec
14
Tue
Coffee and Cake in The Thomas Field Hall
Dec 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Coffee and Cake in The Thomas Field Hall

Coffee and Cake in The Thomas Field Hall

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

Carols on The Green
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm

Carols on The Green

Christmas Tree graphicTuesday 14 December at 6.00pm
Christmas Carol Singing

Oraganised by The Gaddesden Society and this year back on the Village Green.  Though last year’s Carols on the Screen wasn’t too bad a substitute!

 

Today is
Thursday, 2 December 2021

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