From the Treasurer: An Appeal

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.

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From the Vicar: Continuing to ‘Be Church’

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24 March 2020

Dear Friends,

Whilst all public acts of worship have stopped and churches closed, we must continue to ‘be church’, functioning albeit in an unprecedented form.

At my Induction Service as Team Rector of the Berkhamsted Team, Bishop Michael, Bishop of Hertford, challenged us to find new ways to be the church in these extraordinary and unprecedented times; to find new ways and means to be ‘generous, joyful, imaginative and courageous’, in all our actions. The time has come when we must ask ourselves what our Christianity actually means to us.

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Coronavirus Update 3

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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.

Week of Sunday 22nd March 2020, Mothering Sunday

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This is the first ‘Weekly Services and Notices’ news post in the coronavirus era, in which no public services are being held in church. So the format and content are somewhat different from the norm. There may be changes from week to week while we experiment with what people find most helpful and what works best, so please bear with us.

Services

Sunday, 22nd March, Mothering Sunday

Although there will be no formal service for Mothering Sunday, Little Gaddesden Church will be open in the morning at the usual time and flowers will be put out on tables. Vicar John will be there. Please come along between 9 o’clock and 9.45 to stay for a while, light a candle and say a prayer and make up a posy to give to your mother.  Everyone will be very welcome.

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