Services

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Although services are more or less back to normal, the regular pattern is not quite as it used to be pre-pandmic.

The regular pattern of services for Little Gaddesden Church is as follows:

Sunday Mornings
First, Third and Fourth Sundays of the month
9:30am — Sung Eucharist (with Sunday School during school term time)
Second Sunday of the month
9:30am — Café Church
Fifth Sunday of the Month
9:00am — Joint Parish Communion at St Lawrence, Nettleden

Sunday Evenings
First Sunday of the month only
6:00pm — Evening Worship (This may be Book of Common Prayer Evensong/Evening Prayer or alternative worship; please see the Services Calendar below or the week’s Pew Sheet)
Third Sunday of the month
6:00pm — Evensong (Book of Common Prayer) at Nettleden

Thursdays
10:00am — Midweek Holy Communion

There are some exceptions to the regular pattern. For example, our service on the second Sunday is sometimes switched with another Sunday for a particular occasion. Also, from time to time, we hold alternative services such as Taizé evensong. And, of course, there are additional services during busy festivals such as Christmas and Easter and on other special occasions. So please consult the Services Calendar below to see the services in the coming days. We try to give as much notice as possible of any changes from the usual.

Services Calendar

Services are held in Little Gaddesden Church unless another venue is specified or the service is online.

May
19
Thu
Midweek Holy Communion
May 19 @ 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
21
Sat
Baptism of Laura McCann
May 21 @ 12:00 pm
Baptism of Freddie Smith
May 21 @ 2:00 pm
May
22
Sun
Parish Communion
May 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Parish Communion/Eucharist

A Sung Eucharist, with Sunday School in School Term Times

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.  During School term times,  Sunday School for children is held in the adjoining Thomas Field Hall during the service.  Refreshments are normally served afterwards.

Sunday School
May 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Sunday School

Sunday School logoSunday School is taking place during the morning 9.30am service this week.   All children under 11 years old are welcome to attend and those under 5 should be accompanied by a parent please.  There will be crafts and fun in the Thomas Field Hall whilst the service is going on in church.  For more details or to see how you could help, please contact Claire Beard on clairerdonovan@googlemail.com.

There’s no Sunday School in school holidays.

May
26
Thu
Midweek Holy Communion
May 26 @ 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
29
Sun
Joint Three Parishes Communion at Nettleden
May 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Joint Three Parishes Communion at Nettleden

Jun
2
Thu
Spring Bank Holiday
Jun 2 all-day
Midweek Holy Communion
Jun 2 @ 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.

Jun
3
Fri
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
Jun 3 all-day

The Services Calendar is an interactive, filtered version of the complete Parish Calendar in an ‘Agenda’ style list. It shows only services and dates of particular note.

Click on one of the Circle plus graphic buttons to learn more about particular services.

See the Using the Calendars page for more about how the Services Calendar works.