Services

Services Calendar

Services are held in Little Gaddesden Church unless another venue is specified.

Apr
25
Thu
Midweek Holy Communion
Apr 25 @ 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.
Apr
28
Sun
Parish Communion
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Parish Communion/Eucharist

A Sung Eucharist

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.  Refreshments are normally served afterwards.

May
2
Thu
Midweek Holy Communion
May 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.

May
5
Sun
Parish Communion
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Parish Communion/Eucharist

A Sung Eucharist

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.  Refreshments are normally served afterwards.

Evensong at Nettleden
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Traditional evening service.

May
6
Mon
Early May Bank Holiday
May 6 all-day
May
9
Thu
Ascension Day
May 9 all-day
Midweek Holy Communion
May 9 @ 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
12
Sun
Café Church
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 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 is 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.

May
16
Thu
Holy Communion at Ashridge Chapel
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Holy Communion at Ashridge Chapel @ Ashridge Chapel

Holy Communion at Ashridge Chapel

The Ashridge Chaplency is held by Revd John Russell.  A Eucharist service will be provided on a quarterly basis in the Chapel and will take the place of the midweek communion at Little Gaddesden.

 

 

Header image by Ben Leto on Flickr (licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Current Date and Time

14th March 2024

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

Sunday Evenings
First and Third Sundays 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 on this page to see the services in the coming days. We try to give as much notice as possible of any changes from the usual.