Joint Three Parishes Communion at Great Gaddesden

Worship in our Churches

  • On Sunday 12 July, the first service to which a congregation may come since the Lockdown began will be held at 9.30am in Little Gaddesden. Some services will be held in Great Gaddesden.
  • 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

John Russell 05.07.2020

Joint Three Parishes Communion at Little Gaddesden

Worship in our Churches

 

  • On Sunday 12 July, the first service to which a congregation may come since the Lockdown began will be held at 9.30am in Little Gaddesden.  Some services will be held in Great Gaddesden.
  • 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

John Russell 05.07.2020

 

Online Midweek Communion

Midweek Online Holy Communion (Said Eucharist)

The Revd John Russell will celebrate the Eucharist at 10:00am on Wednesday morning and  broadcast the service online.  The broadcast will start shortly after 9:55am.

Little Gaddesden Church website will carry the service on the Services page.  It will generally be broadcast from Great Gaddesden Church and last for about half an hour.

VE Day Service (Live Stream)

VE Day Service (Live Stream)

VE Day 75th Anniversary LogoThat there will be a short service for VE Day at 10:55am on Friday 8 May  2020.
>> Note 5 minutes earlier start time <<

It will be conducted by the Revd. Joe Roberts from Potten End and streamed live though the Berkhamsted Team Worship Facebook page.  We plan to relay the live stream on the Services page here on the Little Gaddesden Church website.

War Remembrance at Little Gaddesden Church

Midweek Discussion Group on Zoom

Midweek Discussion Group on Zoom

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The Midweek Discussion Group has now been meeting via Zoom on Wednesday evenings for the last weeks, since the COVID-19 lockdown, and these are planned to continue.

The sessions start with a general welcome chat to hear how everyone is getting on, then some discussion centred around a Bible passage (usually studies in Matthew’s Gospel), 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.  If you would like to invite “outsiders” then please contact Anthony first. 

The next series of ‘meetings’ are as follows:

  • 10 June                Matthew 28:16-20 and 2 Corinthians 13:11-13
  • 17 June                Acts 11:19-30
  • 24 June                Matthew 10:24-39
  • 1 July                    Matthew 10:40-end
  • 8 July                    Matthew 11:16-19, 25-end
  • 15 July                 Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
  • 22 July                 Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
  • 29 July                 Matthew 13:44-46

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

Café Zoom

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Zoom iconTuesday Morning Coffee and Cake is back!

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

Contact Barbara Sheard at barbara@sheard.com, preferably a day or so beforehand, to ask for joining details for this week’s Café Zoom.

VE Day – 75th Anniversary

VE Day – 75th Anniversary on 8th May 2020

On the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, 8th May 1945, Little Gaddesden Parish Church particularly remembers those who served in the armed forces in the Second World War and especially those who gave their lives in their service. Among the life stories recorded on the pages of the War Remembrance section of our website are those of all six named on the two Village War Memorials who served and died in the Second World War. Click on the links to find out more.