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

Sep
19
Thu
Midweek Holy Communion
Sep 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.
Sep
22
Sun
Parish Communion
Sep 22 @ 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
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sung Evensong (Book of Common Prayer)

Photo of church after sunsetOur 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.

Sep
24
Tue
Funeral of Jean Davies
Sep 24 @ 1:30 pm
Sep
26
Thu
Midweek Holy Communion
Sep 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.

Sep
29
Sun
Joint Parish Communion at Nettleden
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Evensong
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sung Evensong (Book of Common Prayer)

Photo of church after sunsetOur 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.

Oct
3
Thu
Midweek Holy Communion
Oct 3 @ 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.

Oct
6
Sun
Harvest Festival
Oct 6 all-day
Harvest Festival Family Service with Communion
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Traditional Harvest Festival service with communion – and collection of produce, which is given to DENS.

DENS is one of Little Gaddesden Church’s primary Outward Giving charities.

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.

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