Now that the roof of Little Gidding church has been repaired, the next piece of restoration work is the bell. The bell has been unsafe to ring for several years. It has been removed and taken to John Taylor’s at Loughborough for conservation work. A new headstock has been fitted which will allow it to be safely rehung and chimed.
This year’s Little Gidding Pilgrimage was held as an online event on Saturday 26 September 2020. This recording follows the Chair of the Friends, Simon Kershaw, walking from George Herbert’s church at Leighton Bromswold to Nicholas Ferrar’s church and tomb
Work on the roof of Little Gidding Church has now been completed, and it can be seen in all its glory in these pictures, taken yesterday, together with one picture taken several years ago for comparison, and a couple of
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This year’s Pilgrimage will be held online on Saturday 26 September 2020, starting at 11am. The Pilgrimage celebrates the life of Nicholas Ferrar and his family, and remembering that they first came to Little Gidding to escape the devastating plague
Little Gidding Church is currently undergoing extensive roof repair work. Scaffolding went up in March with the intention of finishing work by the late summer, but almost as soon as it was up, work had to cease. Now work has
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The annual commemoration of Nicholas Ferrar takes place at Little Gidding on the Saturday closest to his feast day, Saturday 5 December 2020. Arrangements for this year are provisional until Covid-19 restrictions for December are known. It may be necessary to have an online “virtual” AGM. For more information, follow the link.
The 2020 Pilgrimage has been cancelled. Originally planned for Saturday 16 May, it was postponed to 26 September before being cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Revd Malcolm Guite, who had been due to lead the pilgrimage, will lead the 2021 event which will be on Saturday 15 May 2021.
The 2020 Eliot Festival, scheduled for Sunday 5 July, has been cancelled. We hope to carry the programme over to 2021 and we will confirm the date and other details as soon as possible.