What’s the Point of Baptism?
On Wednesday 1st November at 7.30pm. The Wednesday Discussion Group is meeting in the Thomas Field Hall instead of on-line, to discuss baptism, its history, its biblical foundation and ask, is it really necessary today? All welcome. Refreshments provided.
Music in the Life of – John RussellMonday October 9th at 7pm in the Thomas Field Hall, Little Gaddesden. An evening of music, memories, and – just possibly – revelations, in which the Rev John Russell discusses the music that has meant the most to him, and why he gave up making violins to enter the ministry. He may even play the fiddle. Lauren Laverne will be played by Roger Bolton, and any resemblance to Desert Island Discs is purely accidental. Refreshments will be provided and a collection taken for the church.
Coronation Celebration on the Playing Fields, Church Road
Sunday Morning Services Now At 9:00am
Book Launch – Before Modern Ideas – The Diary and Annals of Little Gaddesden, edited by Roger Bolton. Thursday 1st December at 7pm in the TFH, Little Gaddesden.
Discovered in the Church archives, these documents tell the story of the village through the eyes of its Rectors, from 1870 – 1935, a period which saw dramatic changes in what was, under the Brownlows, an almost feudal village. They paint a picture of a lost age which made Little Gaddesden what it is today. There are stories of epidemics and wars, fights outside the Bridgewater Arms, harvest feasts at Ashridge (where children were allowed a pint of ale), scandals and tragedies, and they detail the efforts of two outstanding schoolmasters, who tried to give the village children opportunities of which their parents could only dream. Roger Bolton has added a brief history of the village before 1870, and short biographies of the key figures mentioned in the diary and annals, as well as notes on the Reading Room and the Bede Houses.
All welcome to attend.