Services

Services Calendar

Jun
29
Wed
Festival of St Peter & St Paul
Jun 29 all-day
Jun
30
Thu
Midweek Holy Communion
Jun 30 @ 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.

Jul
2
Sat
Wedding of Matthew Deegan and Annabel Archer
Jul 2 @ 2:30 pm
Jul
3
Sun
Patronal Festival Service
Jul 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Parish Communion for the Patronal Festival

Sunday School
Jul 3 @ 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.

Evening Worship
Jul 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Evening Worship

Photo of church after sunset

An evening service which may or may not be evensong.

Jul
7
Thu
Midweek Holy Communion
Jul 7 @ 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.

Jul
10
Sun
Café Church
Jul 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:10 am

Café Church

Image of coffee cup for Café ChurchCafé Church is a new type of service being offered in Little Gaddesden on the second Sunday of most months of the year, unless there is a clash which makes it impractical.  The format will be entirely different from our other services, including the Family Service that used to occupy the ‘second Sunday’ slot:

  • Wonderful fresh coffee and pastries upon arrival.
  • Informal seating at tables.
  • Accessible worship on screen.
  • Lively music.
  • Time to think.
  • Time to pray.
  • No formality.
  • Time to discuss (no boring sermon!), just an opportunity to ask questions and share, if you wish, in a non-threatening environment.
  • There will be a separate teaching activity for younger children during part of the service.
  • Service should last no more than 40 minutes.
  • Stay after and finish the pastries!

Image of coffee and cupcake for Café Church

 


Café Church is inspired by ‘Reaching New People’ (RNP), one of St Albans’ Diocese’s key initiatives.  We are exploring new ways of reaching people who aren’t currently engaged with the Church, whilst at the same time inspiring, refreshing and enriching all those who are already part of the congregation. We also want to encourage those who used to come to church on a Sunday, but for whatever reason have let churchgoing become less of a priority in their lives, to return.

Jul
14
Thu
Midweek Holy Communion
Jul 14 @ 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.

Jul
16
Sat
Farewell Service at St Albans Cathedral for Bishop Michael
Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

All are welcome and there is no need to book or confirm attendance

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

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.

The regular pattern of services is shown below.

Regular Services

The regular pattern of services at Little Gaddesden Church is as follows. Additional services and other changes are shown in the Services Calendar above.

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.