“If you came this way …”

Welcome to the website of the Friends of Little Gidding.

The Friends, originally founded over 75 years ago, exist to help maintain the beauty and spirituality of Little Gidding Church and its surroundings, and to remember the life and example of Nicholas Ferrar and his family. The Friends also celebrate the connection between Little Gidding and the poet T S Eliot.

On these pages you can read about the work of the Friends, and a little about Nicholas Ferrar, who lived at Little Gidding in the 17th century and is the reason for Little Gidding’s fame, about his friendship with the priest and poet George Herbert, and about T S Eliot who visited in the 1930s and was inspired to write his famous poem ‘Little Gidding’, the climax of his Four Quartets, and the highpoint of his later poetry. You will also find news about the Friends and about events we organize, including the annual Pilgrimage and the annual Eliot Festival. And there is information about the architecture of Little Gidding Church, the history and landscape of the village and parish of Little Gidding, and the facilities at Ferrar House.

If you want to get more involved in the life of Little Gidding, want to help support the maintenance of the Church and Ferrar House, or want to keep in touch and receive the latest news, we hope that you will consider supporting the work of the Friends by joining the society.

For further information about the Friends please contact us.

The Society of the Friends of Little Gidding is a charity registered in England and Wales
registration number 1102857