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.

May
10
Mon
Christian Aid Week
May 10 – May 16 all-day
Christian Aid Week takes place from 10th to 16th May. The 2021 appeal focuses on the impact of the climate crisis on those who live in poverty. Christian Aid e-Envelope LogoInstead of a house to house collection in Little Gaddesden, an ‘e-envelope’ has been set up to allow donations to be made online. Please support Christian Aid Week by going to the Little Gaddesden fundraising page and clicking on the ‘Donate’ button: https://envelope.christianaid.org.uk/envelope/littlegaddesden There will be collections in Church after the services on 9th and 16th May for those who would prefer to donate using cash or cheques. We are also planning a ‘Strawberry Cream Tea’ to raise funds for Christian Aid on 26th June at The Thomas Field Hall – so please save the date.
May
11
Tue
Café Zoom
May 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Zoom iconTuesday Morning Coffee and Cake is back!

Get together on Zoom for conversation, coffee and cake.  Bring your own coffee…and cake.

Contact Hilary Catchpole at h.catchpole@btinternet.com, preferably a day or so beforehand, to ask for joining details for this week’s Café Zoom.

May
12
Wed
Midweek Discussion Group on Zoom
May 12 @ 7:55 pm – 9:30 pm

Midweek Discussion Group on Zoom

Zoom icon

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.

The series of ‘meetings’ is as follows:

  • 28 April              Malachi: Introduction to Old Testament Prophecy
  • 5 May                  Evening Prayer
  • 12 May                Arius and the Council of Nicaea
  • 19 May                Evening Prayer
  • 26 May               Glossolalia: Spiritual Expression and Social Order*
  • 2 June                  Evening Prayer

 

* An opportunity at Pentecost to look at the some teaching of Paul on spiritual gifts in 1 Corinthians (resources from Yale Divinity School).  If we like it, we could consider spending  more time on 1 Corinthians.  The YDS material is superb.

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

May
13
Thu
Ascension Day
May 13 all-day
Midweek Holy Communion
May 13 @ 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.

May
16
Sun
Parish Communion
May 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Parish Communion

An adapted service with social distancing.

In Normal Times

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.

Evensong at Nettleden
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
May
18
Tue
Café Zoom
May 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Zoom iconTuesday Morning Coffee and Cake is back!

Get together on Zoom for conversation, coffee and cake.  Bring your own coffee…and cake.

Contact Hilary Catchpole at h.catchpole@btinternet.com, preferably a day or so beforehand, to ask for joining details for this week’s Café Zoom.

May
19
Wed
Midweek Discussion Group on Zoom
May 19 @ 7:55 pm – 9:30 pm

Midweek Discussion Group on Zoom

Zoom icon

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.

The series of ‘meetings’ is as follows:

  • 28 April              Malachi: Introduction to Old Testament Prophecy
  • 5 May                  Evening Prayer
  • 12 May                Arius and the Council of Nicaea
  • 19 May                Evening Prayer
  • 26 May               Glossolalia: Spiritual Expression and Social Order*
  • 2 June                  Evening Prayer

 

* An opportunity at Pentecost to look at the some teaching of Paul on spiritual gifts in 1 Corinthians (resources from Yale Divinity School).  If we like it, we could consider spending  more time on 1 Corinthians.  The YDS material is superb.

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

May
20
Thu
Midweek Holy Communion
May 20 @ 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.

Today is
Tuesday, 11 May 2021

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