The Eucharist

The Eucharist is celebrated every second Friday of the month at 12 noon, and on Sunday mornings at 11 am whenever there is a fifth Sunday in the month.

Friday lunchtimes (February to November)

Holy Communion on the Second Friday of the month

Midday prayer each Friday at 12 noon

Followed by soup lunch in Ferrar House

Dates for second Friday of the month
Friday 10th February
Friday 10th March
Friday 14th April
Friday 12th May
Friday 9th June
Friday 14th July
Friday 11th August
Friday 8th September
Friday 13th October
Friday 10th November

To book lunch, please contact the Chaplain.

There is a Little Gidding Quiet Day on the Fourth Friday of the month.

Please see the separate poster for dates, leaders and topics.

As well as Friday midday prayers each week, for the rest of 2023 the services are:

DateType of ServiceTime
Sunday 29th JanuaryHoly Communion (Candlemas)11.30 am
Wednesday 22nd FebruaryAsh Wednesdaytime to be arrange
Sunday 30th AprilHoly Communion11.30 am
Sunday 30th JulyHoly Communion11.30 am
Sunday 29th OctoberHoly Communion11.30 am
Saturday 2nd DecemberHoly Communion (Nicholas Ferrar)10.30 am
Friday 8th DecemberCarol Service4.30 pm
Sunday 31st DecemberHoly Communion11.30 am

Please note: St. John’s Church, Little Gidding will be closed for visitors and services from January 8th 2024 with the hope of completing before March 28th for building work and access improvements.

All these services are subject to the Church of England COVID 19 guidance.

To book a place, please contact the Chaplain.


Quiet Days at Little Gidding

In 2023, we continue to offer a programme of Quiet Days at Ferrar House (using St John’s Church as well). These will be led by local ministers – not all ordained, and not all Anglican! Held on the 4th Friday of the month, from February to November, they offer a chance to step out of your regular routine to be with God in a variety of ways.
Quiet Days will run from 10 – 4, with coffee served from 9.30 am. The cost of the days includes a simple soup lunch and afternoon tea. Tea and coffee are available throughout the day. The total cost for the day is £32.

Download the 2023 Day Retreats brochure


Although we welcome other groups of visitors and pilgrims to hold acts of worship in St John’s Church, any such act of worship must be arranged through the Chaplain, who has to check that necessary safeguarding protocols and procedures are followed. 

Please contact Fiona Brampton as soon as possible to make the necessary arrangements. 

This is a Church of England requirement and the PCC of Great Gidding with Steeple Gidding and Little Gidding reserve the right to lock St John’s Church if we understand any unauthorised acts of worship are planned. We hope this final act will be unnecessary.

Thank you.


(and associate priest in Northleightonstone Benefice)
Rev Canon Fiona Brampton
Tel: 01480538726
Mob: 07305658032
Fiona is generally in Little Gidding on Thursdays and Fridays, and other days by arrangement.