Dear Friends,

I have had a great week getting out and about on foot, getting to know the area and stopping to meet a good number of parishioners and residents of each village en route. What a blessing to have warm spring sunshine! I am very much looking forward to enjoying the nice spring months ahead, with longer and, hopefully, warmer, days. I have also enjoyed school visits to both Dry Drayton and Caldecote primary schools this week to think about the Easter story with the children, and also to speak about prayer and God with the Red Class in Caldecote.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

God Bless, 

Revd Clare Coates,
Lead Minister for Dry Drayton, Hardwick and Caldecote with Childerley


Sunday Services in March

Sunday 28 March

9:30am Morning Worship, led by Clare Bigg. All welcome.

Sunday Services in April

Sunday 2 April Palm Sunday

9:30am Holy Communion led by Revd Clare. We will be starting the service at the foot of our Holy Week Cross, which will once again be placed on the main road, at the bottom of the church. Please bring ribbons to tie to it as a prayer offering. We will then process into the church during our first hymn. All welcome.

3pm Wild Church. A fun service for families and children. All welcome.

Holy week services

Thursday 6 April

6pm Maundy Thursday Holy Communion, led by Revd Clare. All welcome.

Friday 7 April

On Good Friday the church will be open from 10 to 5pm with a series of prayer stations for private prayer and reflection.

Dry Drayton

12 noon an hour of quiet reflection, prayer and music for Good Friday, led by Revd Clare. All welcome.

Childerley Chapel

3pm an hour of quiet reflection, prayer and music for Good Friday, led by Revd Clare. All welcome.

Sunday 9 April Easter Day

9:30am All age Holy Communion with Howard and Clare Bigg. All welcome.

Sunday 16 April

9:30am Morning Worship led by Clare Bigg with Sunday Club. All welcome.

Sunday 23 April

9:30am Holy Communion led by Revd Clare with Michaela McNeill, followed by our APCM. All welcome.

Sunday 30 April

10:30am Team service of Holy Communion at Harlton, led by Revd Clare and with Revd Claire R preaching. All welcome.

Zoom Services

Worship at Home – All Lordsbridge Zoom Service

Every Sunday, 11.00am. Join any time from 10.50am.

Weekday Services:

Wed 29 March :

Village Prayers 9am on zoom

What’s on:

Colour Wheel Group : Tuesday 1pm – 3pm Contact Nicky 07539429394

Tuesday 28 March
Tuesday Toddlers 10-11:30am, in the Cabin. All Welcome.

1-3pm Colour wheel. All welcome.


Thursday 30 March 

10:30 – 12:  Bumps and Babes with Ali in the Cabin. All welcome.

Friday 31 March

7:30 Night Prayer on zoom

Saturday 1 April

Pippins 10-12 in the school. All welcome to come and have a chat, coffee and cake!

Save the date!

The Cambridge New Singers are performing at All Saints Church, Rampton Road, Longstanton, CB24 3EL on Saturday 25 March in aid of the Little Red Hen project at  7:30pm. Tickets £12, Students £6, Under-18s free from the church

For further details please contact Sue Gamon (01954)782371 or email Roger Valentine

with a special COME AND SING event
at Dry Drayton Parish Church

Saturday 29 April, 4pm-6.30pm (incl. a cup of tea, and ‘performance’ at 6.00)
Recommended donation of £10/£5, on the door.

We will be having a sing through (with ‘light-touch’ rehearsal) of two classics of the Coronation repertoire:
Handel: Zadok the Priest
Parry: I was glad
as well as a new work specially composed for the coronation of King Charles, by Joanna Forbes l’Estrange

The session will be led by Dry Draytoner Edward Wickham – Director of Music at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge. Edward is experienced leading groups of all abilities and is happy to welcome to this event singers of all abilities. See poster below!

Useful contacts

Clare Bigg, LLM

Revd David Newton, Team Rector & Lead Minister for Comberton and Toft: 01223 665654; 07736 944396;

Revd Claire Robertson, Lead Minister for Coton, Barton, Harlton and Haslingfield: 01223 874194;

Revd Charles Fraser, Lead Minister for Little and Great Eversden:; 01223 264974

Team Administrator: Becca Herrick;

Lordsbridge Team Instagram: @lordsbridge_team

Lordsbridge Team Facebook Page:

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