Services

The regular pattern of services in Little Gaddesden is as follows:

Normal Sunday
9:00am — Parish Communion with Sunday School
6:00pm — Evensong (Book of Common Prayer). Third Sunday at Nettleden.
Second Sunday of the Month
9:00am — Family Service (sometimes with Communion; no Sunday School)
Fifth Sunday of the Month
9:00am — Joint Parish Communion at one of Little Gaddesden, Great Gaddesden and Nettleden
6:00pm — Evensong (Book of Common Prayer)
Thursday
10:00am — Midweek Holy Communion

There are some exceptions to the regular pattern. For example, the Family Service on the Second Sunday is sometimes switched with another Sunday for a particular occasion. Also, from time to time, alternative services such as Taizé evensong are held. 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

May
30
Thu
Ascension Day
May 30 all-day
Midweek Holy Communion
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Midweek Holy Communion (Said Eucharist)

This 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
31
Fri
Morning Prayers – Thy Kingdom Come
May 31 @ 8:00 am – 8:20 am
Morning Prayers - Thy Kingdom Come @ Church

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement.  It invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus.  From Ascension Day (Thursday 30th May) to Pentecost (Sunday 9th June). Come and join in with prayers at Ascension Day service (10am LG) and Morning Prayers on Friday 31st May, Monday 3rd June – Friday 7th June at 8.00am at Little Gaddesden and Pentecost Family Services on Sunday 9th June. For more information, contact Anthony Archer on 07721 504125 or aw.archer@btinternet.com or www.thykingdomcome.global

Jun
2
Sun
Parish Communion
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Parish Communion – a Sung Eucharist with Sunday School

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.  Sunday School for children is held in the adjoining vestry during the service, with the children joining in at the communion.

Refreshments are served afterwards.

Evensong
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sung Evensong (Book of Common Prayer)

Photo of church at nightOur usual Sunday Evensong follows the traditional Book of Common Prayer service.  It includes a sung Magnificat, Nunc Dimittis and Psalm as well as sung Responses and traditional hymns.  This service is often conducted by one of the Readers.

About four times in the year there is an alternative form of Evensong, often following the Ionia pattern.  These are advertised separately.

Jun
3
Mon
Morning Prayers – Thy Kingdom Come
Jun 3 @ 8:00 am – 8:20 am
Morning Prayers - Thy Kingdom Come @ Church

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement.  It invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus.  From Ascension Day (Thursday 30th May) to Pentecost (Sunday 9th June). Come and join in with prayers at Ascension Day service (10am LG) and Morning Prayers on Friday 31st May, Monday 3rd June – Friday 7th June at 8.00am at Little Gaddesden and Pentecost Family Services on Sunday 9th June. For more information, contact Anthony Archer on 07721 504125 or aw.archer@btinternet.com or www.thykingdomcome.global

Jun
4
Tue
Morning Prayers – Thy Kingdom Come
Jun 4 @ 8:00 am – 8:20 am
Morning Prayers - Thy Kingdom Come @ Church

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement.  It invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus.  From Ascension Day (Thursday 30th May) to Pentecost (Sunday 9th June). Come and join in with prayers at Ascension Day service (10am LG) and Morning Prayers on Friday 31st May, Monday 3rd June – Friday 7th June at 8.00am at Little Gaddesden and Pentecost Family Services on Sunday 9th June. For more information, contact Anthony Archer on 07721 504125 or aw.archer@btinternet.com or www.thykingdomcome.global

Jun
5
Wed
Morning Prayers – Thy Kingdom Come
Jun 5 @ 8:00 am – 8:20 am
Morning Prayers - Thy Kingdom Come @ Church

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement.  It invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus.  From Ascension Day (Thursday 30th May) to Pentecost (Sunday 9th June). Come and join in with prayers at Ascension Day service (10am LG) and Morning Prayers on Friday 31st May, Monday 3rd June – Friday 7th June at 8.00am at Little Gaddesden and Pentecost Family Services on Sunday 9th June. For more information, contact Anthony Archer on 07721 504125 or aw.archer@btinternet.com or www.thykingdomcome.global

Jun
6
Thu
Morning Prayers – Thy Kingdom Come
Jun 6 @ 8:00 am – 8:20 am
Morning Prayers - Thy Kingdom Come @ Church

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement.  It invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus.  From Ascension Day (Thursday 30th May) to Pentecost (Sunday 9th June). Come and join in with prayers at Ascension Day service (10am LG) and Morning Prayers on Friday 31st May, Monday 3rd June – Friday 7th June at 8.00am at Little Gaddesden and Pentecost Family Services on Sunday 9th June. For more information, contact Anthony Archer on 07721 504125 or aw.archer@btinternet.com or www.thykingdomcome.global

Midweek Holy Communion
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Midweek Holy Communion (Said Eucharist)

This 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.

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 + buttons to learn more about particular services.

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