The United Benefice Great Gidding with Little Gidding and Steeple Gidding is part of the North Leightonstone Benefice within the Ely Diocese, the parish lying in the north west corner of the Huntingdon Deanery. The living of the Benefice is currently suspended.
Of the three churches in the Benefice, St Andrew’s Church, Steeple Gidding was declared redundant and closed in the early seventies. However the church remains consecrated, and is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.
St John’s Church, Little Gidding is designated a Chapel of Ease, and continues to be used for occasional services ( see below). For details of the story of this historic church, visit the website at www.littlegiddingchurch.org.uk
The Church of St Michael, Great Gidding consists of a nave, chancel, north and south aisles, west tower and spire with a south facing porch. A church has stood on this site for some eight hundred years.
Parish Mission Statement: To show and nurture the love of God by caring for those within our community and worldwide.
WHO TO CONTACT
LICENCED LAY MINISTERS
Jim Hogg Tel: (01487) 209411
Ken Maynard Tel: (01480) 896926
John DeVal, Churchside House, Great Gidding, Cambs PE28 5NX Tel: (01832) 293417
Gill Hayden, 67 Main Street, Great Gidding, Cambs PE28 5NU Tel: (01832) 293360
Any matters relating to pastoral matters, home communions, baptisms, marriages or funerals should be referred to the vicar.
MONTHLY SERVICE PATTERN
(CW = Common Worship; PB = Prayer Book)
St Michael’s Church, Great Gidding
First Sunday of the month – Holy Communion (CW) at 11am
Second Sunday of the month – No Service
Third Sunday of the month – Evensong (PB) at 3pm (October – March)
Third Sunday of the month – Evensong (PB) at 6pm (April – September)
Fourth Sunday of the month – No service
On Tuesday of every week, there is a short service of Morning Prayer (PB) at 8am, except on the THIRD Tuesday of the month when the service is one of Holy Communion (PB) at 8am
St John’s Church, Little Gidding
Fifth Sunday of the month – Holy Communion (PB) at 11am
Second Friday of the month – Holy Communion (PB) at 12 noon
A WARM WELCOME AWAITS ANYONE WISHING TO JOIN US IN OUR WORSHIP.