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 11th March
Friday 8th April
Friday 13th May
Friday 10th June
Friday 8th July
Friday 12th August
Friday 9th September
Friday 14th October
Friday 11th November

We will follow current COVID19 guidance. To book lunch, please contact Richard Scott or on 01480 890286)

As well as Friday midday prayers each week, for the rest of 2022 the services are:

DateType of ServiceTime
Wednesday 2nd MarchCommunion for Ash Wednesday12.00noon
Sunday 29th MayHoly Communion (and Thanksgiving for the life of Ian Bentley)11.30 am
Sunday 31st JulyHoly Communion11.30 am
Sunday 30th OctoberHoly Communion11.30 am
Saturday 3rd DecemberHoly Communion (Nicholas Ferrar)10.30 am
Date to be decidedCarol Service

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 2022, we are offering 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. There will be a small charge for the day (£32 a day) which will include refreshments and a simple lunch

Download the 2022 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.