Friends Newsletter: April 2012

The April 2012 Newsletter contains a report of the AGM, and information about the forthcoming Pilgrimage (on 19 May) and Eliot Festival (7 and 8 July) as well as an invitation to Clare College, Cambridge (3 May). There are also book reviews, and news of other events at Little Gidding.

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Little Gidding Pilgrimage 2012

The 2012 Little Gidding Pilgrimage will take place on Saturday 19 May. We are delighted that the President of the Friends, the Rt Revd Stephen Conway, the Bishop of Ely, will lead the Pilgrimage, presiding at the morning Eucharist and preaching at Evensong. Follow the link below for further details.

Seventh Annual T S Eliot Festival 7 and 8 July 2012

This year's Eliot Festival at Little Gidding is on the weekend of Saturday 7 July and Sunday 8 July. Put the date in your calendar and diary now! Tickets are on sale. For further details follow the link.

Nicholas Ferrar Day and the AGM of the Friends 2011

The annual commemoration of Nicholas Ferrar takes place at Little Gidding on his feast day, Saturday 3 December 2011, with a celebration of Holy Communion at 10.30am, led by Bishop David Stancliffe. The AGM of the Friends of Little Gidding will follow after lunch. For more information, follow the link.

monthly poetry evenings at Little Gidding

Every month there is a poetry evening at Ferrar House, usually featuring a different poet each time. Normally these evenings take place on the 13th of the month starting at 7.30pm. Follow the link for further details and exceptions.

Little Gidding Pilgrimage 2011

This year's Little Gidding Pilgrimage will take place on Saturday 14 May. We are very pleased to welcome the Bishop of Peterborough, the Rt Revd Donald Allister as our preacher at Evensong. The Dean of St Edmundsbury, the Very Revd Frances Ward will preside at the morning Eucharist, and the preacher will be the writer Ronald Blythe. Follow the link below for further details.

Sixth Annual T S Eliot Festival : 9 and 10 July 2011

The Sixth Annual T S Eliot Festival at Little Gidding will take place on the weekend of 9 and 10 July.

Please mark the dates in your diary -- we have some great names lined up to give talks and to entertain you through the weekend.

For details of the programme and ticket prices, please see the Eliot Festival page.

Quarterly Sunday Services at Little Gidding

Evening Prayer is held at Little Gidding whenever there is a fifth Sunday in the month, at 6pm when Summer Time is in effect, and at 3pm in the winter. For more information follow the link below.

Monthly Friday Services at Little Gidding

A Service is held at Little Gidding every month at noon on the second Friday of the month. The next Service is on Friday 11 March. For more details, follow the link.

The Revd Jackie Duck

With sadness we report that the Revd Jackie Duck, incumbent at Little Gidding until last year, and a Trustee of the Little Gidding Trust, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday 10 October 2010.

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