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Nicholas Ferrar Day 2017

The Rt Revd Frank Griswold presided at the annual commemoration of Nicholas Ferrar at Little Gidding on Saturday 2 December 2017.

Bishop Frank is a former Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the USA, and a long-time member of the Friends of Little Gidding.

Photo of Bishop Frank Griswold with the Revd Mandy Flaherty

For more details follow the link.

Eliot Festival 2017


This year's T S Eliot Festival is on Sunday 9 July, and celebrates the centenary of the publication of the poet's first collection, Prufrock and Other Observations.

Tickets are now on sale. For details, follow the link.


Little Gidding Pilgrimage 2017: the addresses

Approaching Steeple Gidding

This year's addresses were given by Dr Bridget Nichols and the Revd Canon Tim Alban Jones, who took as their theme “An Exploration of the Psalms”.

Little Gidding Pilgrimage 2017

The 2017 Pilgrimage is on Saturday 20 May and will be led jointly by Canon Tim Alban Jones and Dr Bridget Nichols. For more information, follow the link.

Events Calendar 2017

Advance notice of 2017 events. For a list of dates on which events are planned, please follow the link.

Nicholas Ferrar Day and the AGM of the Friends 2016

The annual commemoration of Nicholas Ferrar takes place at Little Gidding on the Saturday closest to his feast day, Saturday 3 December 2016, with a celebration of Holy Communion at 10.30am. The Rector, the Revd Mary Jepp, will preside and afterwards Canon Jessica Martin will give the address. The AGM of the Friends of Little Gidding will follow after lunch. For more information, follow the link.

Little Gidding Pilgrimage 2016

This year's Little Gidding Pilgrimage is just a few weeks away, on Saturday 21 May. Further details of the programme are now available and we invite you to let us know if you are coming.

Little Gidding Pilgrimage 2016


The 2016 Pilgrimage is on Saturday 21 May and the leader will be the Very Revd Frances Ward, the Dean of St Edmundsbury and Chair of the Little Gidding Trust. For more information, follow the link.

Friends Newsletter: November 2015

The November 2015 Newsletter contains reports on this year's Pilgrimage and Eliot Festival and details of the forthcoming AGM and celebration of Nicholas Ferrar Day (5 December). There are also articles on: the forthcoming Ferrar Conference at Magdalene College, Cambridge; the discovery of a map of Little Gidding dating from 1596; watercolours of Little Gidding Church from 1851; Michael Hudson, chaplain to Charles I, who brought the defeated king through Little Gidding.

  • Newsletter page spreads for screen reading (721kB)

The Ferrars of Little Gidding: a Conference at Magdalene College, Cambridge

Magdalene College Cambridge is to host a conference on The Ferrars of Little Gidding from Monday 5 September to Wednesday 7 September 2016. The College has been the custodian of the Ferrar family papers and portraits since the late eighteenth century when Martha Ferrar was married to Peter Peckard, who became Master of Magdalene College.

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