In line with the cautious easing of the restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic, Little Gaddesden Church will be open for private prayer from today at the following times:
*Morning opening time corrected from 10:30am to 10:00am
- Access to the church is under supervision. Please help the volunteers who are supervising by doing what is requested of you.
- There are no toilet facilities and no running water because of the building works.
- Please use hand sanitiser on entry to and exit from the church.
- Only allocated prayer pews are to be used. Access to the rest of the church is cordoned off.
- No more than five visitors (including the supervisor) are to be in the church at one time.
- Social distancing is to be observed.
- Opening times are subject to change. Please check the Front Page of the website for any updated information.
You will not be surprised to read that the building work for the Thomas Field Hall is a casualty of the Covid 19 crisis. The Diocese is only allowing essential works to continue, so we have to wait until sanctions are lifted and work is permitted to start. We hope that the fine weather will continue for several weeks to come so that we will be able to take advantage of it.
Continue reading “Work on Thomas Field Hall Postponed”
As you all know, the church is now closed until further notice, due to the Covid–19 coronavirus.
However, some of you may not realise that all the costs to run our beautiful church will continue. We have already been informed that our share of the diocese costs will continue, and in 2019 these costs represented almost 55% of our total annual expenditure.
Continue reading “From the Treasurer: An Appeal”
The Church of England has released a statement including the following:
The Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of England have urged everyone to follow the instructions given by the Prime Minister to stay in their homes in a national effort to limit the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
It means all Church of England churches will close with immediate effect in line with the Government’s instructions. There will also be no Church weddings or baptisms.
Little Gaddesden Church is therefore now closed.
The full text of the statement is available on the Church of England website.
Please continue to keep an eye on our own website for the latest news from Little Gaddesden Church.
This update is coming sooner than we imagined. The Church of England has released the following statement:
In light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice.
Little Gaddesden Church is generally open during the daytime as usual, but no public worship services are taking place either on Sundays or midweek. Just about all other church activities have also been cancelled until further notice, including bellringing practices and events, choir practices and Tuesday coffee mornings.
The Calendar on the church website has been updated to show the cancellations. Of course, if the situation changes for the better, events will be reinstated. But that doesn’t look likely for the immediate future.
Keep an eye on the website for latest news.
In the light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have received official Church of England guidance. As a result of this, here are steps that we as a church will be taking by way of sensible precautions:
Continue reading “Coronavirus Precautions”