Saturday 1 December 2012

Nicholas Ferrar is commemorated in the Calendar of the Church of England on 4 December, the date of his death in the year 1637.

This year the commemoration at Little Gidding is observed on the nearest Saturday 1 December 2012, and the AGM of the Friends of Little Gidding will be held on the same day. The service will be led by the Revd Mary Jepp, priest-in-charge of the group that includes Little Gidding, and we are delighted to welcome the Very Revd Mark Bonney who will give the address afterwards. Mark was installed as the new Dean of Ely in the Cathedral in September — and managed to mention Little Gidding and Nicholas Ferrar several times in his sermon.

The timetable for the day is:

10.30: Holy Communion
11.30: Address by the Very Revd Mark Bonney, Dean of Ely (in Ferrar House)
1.00: lunch
2.00: AGM of the Friends

You are very welcome to attend some or all of the day. As we need to have an idea of numbers for lunch, it would be helpful if you could let us know if you plan to be present. See the contact page or email

Nicholas Ferrar Day and the AGM of the Friends 2012