Canon Alison Myers has been vicar of Hardwick since 2010. She is also vicar of Dry Drayton, and since 2017 has been the Team Rector (team leader) of the whole Lordsbridge Team of Churches, the group of churches of which St Mary’s Hardwick is one. She is Chair of the House of Clergy for Ely Diocese and sits on both the Diocesan Finance Committee and the Bishop’s Strategy Group. Before her ordination in 2007, Alison was a management consultant and facilitator working with a wide range of companies and charities. Her first degree was in Computer Science and she has qualifications in theology including an MA. She is married to Boyd and they have two young adult sons.
Clare Bigg is a Licensed Lay Minister and is part of the team at St Mary’s. Clare is involved in many aspects of the life of St Mary’s. She is lead minister for Tuesday Mornings at St Mary’s, a congregation of under 5s and their carers, and regularly takes a role in our Sunday services. She is a member of the ‘new cabin’ development team and is our Treasurer. She and her husband Howard moved to Cambridge a few years ago when she retired from teaching Maths at a school in Cambridge.
Revd Paul Garnell has been the Team Curate for the Lordsbridge Team since he was ordained in summer 2019. Paul is an assistant minister at St Mary’s. Paul joined the British Army at 18 serving for 8 years, then exchanged one uniform for another and then another with the prison, police and fire service before working with the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Coroner’s Office and finally Social Work. He is married to Sonia, a Neonatal Nurse and we have one son, Owen.
Revd Howard Bigg is a member of the St Mary’s ministry team. He plays a part in Sunday services, including playing the organ. Before retirement, Howard was a solicitor. He is married to Clare.
Church wardens are responsible for the church building and for the preparation and conduct of worship. At St Mary’s the church wardens are a valued part of the local ministry team. They work with a team of volunteers to look after the fabric and clean the church, to set up for worship and to organise Sunday rotas for Bible readings and coffee.
Thelma Westbury is one of two church wardens for Hardwick. She has been church warden here for many years.
Janet Hayman became a church warden for Hardwick a few years ago. She works at Hinchingbrook Hospital.