Coming Up…

Here are the services and other events coming up in Little Gaddesden Parish Church in the next few days.
Events that have been cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak are not included.

Sep
21
Mon
Annual Parishioners’ Meeting
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 7:10 pm

Anyone resident in the Parish is able to attend this meeting, at which the Church Wardens will be elected.  It will be followed by the Annual Parochial Church Meeting, which only parishioners on the Electoral Roll can attend.

In September 2020 attendees will be required to follow strict social distancing measures. If you feel unable to attend and would like to view the meeting on-line, please send your email address to Terri Adams (PCC Secretary) on pcc.secretary@littlegaddesdenchurch.org.uk or Helene Hockings on a_dmin-church@outlook.com. It is expected that we will be using Zoom.

Annual Parochial Church Meeting
Sep 21 @ 7:10 pm – 7:55 pm

The meeting follows on from the  short Annual Parishioners’ MeetingAll parishioners on the Electoral Roll are very welcome to attend the Annual Parochial Church Meeting to find out what has been happening during the last year and to ask questions of the Vicar, the Churchwardens and other members of the PCC.

In September 2020 attendees will be required to follow strict social distancing measures. If you feel unable to attend and would like to view the meeting on-line, please send your email address to Terri Adams (PCC Secretary) on pcc.secretary@littlegaddesdenchurch.org.uk or Helene Hockings on a_dmin-church@outlook.com. It is expected that we will be using Zoom.

Sep
23
Wed
Online Midweek Podcast/Devotion
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:20 am

Online Midweek Devotion

An audio podcast for Wednesday mornings, in place of the usual midweek communion.

Midweek Discussion Group on Zoom
Sep 23 @ 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 restarting.

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.

The next series of ‘meetings’ are as follows:

  • 26 August           Pacifism and the Just War Theory

  • 2 September      Some Women in the Old Testament

  • 9 September      Some Women in the New Testament

  • 16 September    Philippians 1

  • 23 September    Philippians 2

  • 30 September    Philippians 3

  • 7 October           Philippians 4

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

Sep
27
Sun
Joint Three Parishes Communion at Great Gaddesden
Sep 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Worship in our Churches

  • Services to which a congregation may come are generally held at 9.30am in Little Gaddesden.  Some services will be held in Great Gaddesden and Nettleden.
  • It will be a service of Holy Communion, but for the time being, only the priest may receive the sacrament. Spaces will be limited, to approximately 35, due to the need to maintain social distancing.
  • Please understand, that once the designated number of places are filled, we won’t be able to allow any more people to enter the church.
  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes beforehand and be aware that there will a ‘one way’ system in operation. The wearing of a face mask is optional, but once seated we ask you to remain in your seat for the duration of the service. Recorded hymns will be played, but you are asked not to join in.
  • We will continue to monitor the situation over the coming weeks and will change arrangements as necessary, but the aim is to enable you to worship and keep you as safe as possible.
  • Sunday services will be Joint Services for all three churches for the time being and will continue to be at 9.30am irrespective of the church used.
  • Nettleden Church will be open for private prayer from 9-10.am on Sundays when there is no service there.
  • If you are shielding you will need to consider very carefully whether you should attend, but  be assured, we shall continue to record the services which we will try to make available on the websites by 12 noon on the given day, to ensure that participation on some level will be possible.
  • We may take a register of those attending worship.
  • There will be no toilet facilities at any of the churches.
  • To avoid contamination and a lot of cleaning of the church used on a given Sunday it will have to be closed for 72 hours, for everyone’s protection.
  • These measures will remain under constant review
Baptism of Elizabeth Scarfe – Postponed
Sep 27 @ 12:45 pm

Elizabeth Scarfe’s baptism has been postponed until 2021

Sep
30
Wed
Online Midweek Podcast/Devotion
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:20 am

Online Midweek Devotion

An audio podcast for Wednesday mornings, in place of the usual midweek communion.

Midweek Discussion Group on Zoom
Sep 30 @ 7:55 pm – 9:30 pm

Midweek Discussion Group on Zoom

Zoom icon

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

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.

The next series of ‘meetings’ are as follows:

  • 26 August           Pacifism and the Just War Theory

  • 2 September      Some Women in the Old Testament

  • 9 September      Some Women in the New Testament

  • 16 September    Philippians 1

  • 23 September    Philippians 2

  • 30 September    Philippians 3

  • 7 October           Philippians 4

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

Oct
4
Sun
Harvest Festival Eucharist at Great Gaddesden
Oct 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Oct
6
Tue
Funeral
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am

Postponed from 18 September 2020.

Today is
Sunday, 20 September 2020

The 'Coming Up...' calendar is an interactive version of the complete Parish Calendar in an 'Agenda' style list. It shows what's happening in the near future.

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