Perhaps you ‘pass this way’ because of the poetry of T.S. Eliot or George Herbert, an interest in the Ferrar family and their model of a lay religious community, or you are captivated by the movements of King Charles 1. It could be that you’ve come upon Little Gidding by chance, whilst enjoying the peace and beauty of this gentle part of the countryside, or because this was a quiet place with space for your group. Do spend some time in the church. For a while, put aside your preconceived ideas, and even your camera or phone. Sit for a while, and allow God to speak to you in the peace.
It is a secluded place in remote Huntingdonshire countryside which has borne witness to turbulent times over a thousand years with serenity, simplicity and peace. Nicholas Ferrar and his family formed the first Anglican community here in 1625 after the religious changes of the English Reformation. King Charles I visited in 1642, and sought refuge in 1646. The poet T.S. Eliot visited in 1936, and was moved to reflect upon the Church and its history in the last of his Four Quartets: Little Gidding.
Regular Services and Quiet Days are held throughout the year.
Please note: St. John’s Church, Little Gidding will be closed for visitors and services from November 13th to mid-February 2024 for building work and access improvements.
The Church is in the care of the Giddings PCC, and we invite you to explore this website, and to join us at one of the regular services when you can. The church is open between the hours of 10am and 5pm everyday of the week.
Chaplain to Little Gidding is Rev Canon Fiona Brampton
A source for our Sermons, weekly newsheets and our meditations all of which can be easily printed. And don’t forget to watch our Sunday Service videos.
If you would like to help support the work of St John’s Church (both ongoing ministry and the upkeep of the building), please have a look at our Just Giving page