Dear Friends,

The PCC has taken the decision to shut St Mary’s Church for the foreseeable future due to safety reasons after a series of problematic plaster falls in the church, which have worsened in recent months. It has been a hard decision to make, and one we have not taken lightly, and we do this with a heavy heart. Unfortunately, the building needs urgent repairs and it is not safe to use in the meantime. At this point it is not possible for us to know when the building will be available for use again and this could take many months due to the shortage of lime plasterers in this area, and the need for St Mary’s to fundraise. We hope and pray we will be successful in our endeavours. We place our trust in God who is faithful and who will be with us as we work very hard to progress things as quickly as possible.  Going forward, we will be conducting all Sunday services in the Cabin, with the kind permission of Bishop Stephen, until repairs can be done. Do keep us in your prayers, and we will keep you informed with our progress with regular updates and news of fundraising events.

God Bless, 
Revd Clare Coates,

Lead Minister for Dry Drayton, Hardwick and Caldecote with Childerley


Sunday Services in April

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 Robertson preaching. All welcome.

Zoom Services

Worship at Home – All Lordsbridge Zoom Service

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

Sunday Services in May

Sunday 7 May

11am Joint service of Holy Communion with Caldecote, led by Revd Clare, followed by a bring and share lunch in the Cabin to celebrate the King’s coronation. All welcome.

Sunday 14 May

9:30am Holy Communion, led by Revd Clare and with Beth Keenan preaching. All welcome.

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

Sunday 21 May

9:30am All Age service led by Revd Clare. All welcome.

Sunday 28 May

9:30am Holy Communion for Pentecost, led by Clare and Howard Bigg. All welcome.

Weekday Services:

Wednesday 25 April:

9am Village Prayers on zoom

What’s on:

Tuesday 24 April
Toddlers is back! All are welcome to join us for free play, crafts, a story and lots of fun. 10-11:30am each Tuesday in term time.

Colour Wheel, 2- 4pm in the Cabin              

Thursday 26 

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

Friday 28 April

Auction of Promises from 7pm at Hardwick school

In aid of Hardwick Community Centre, viewing from 7pm with the auction starting at 7:30pm. For tickets and further details, please contact Anne

7:30 Night Prayer on zoom

Save the date!

Are you a singer? Or do you know someone who is? Next weekend St Peter and St Paul’s Dry Drayton are holding a Come and Sing fundraising event, led by Dr Edward Wickham, choir director at St Catherine’s College Cambridge. All are welcome to come and sing coronation anthems, including the one newly commissioned for King Charles’s coronation next month. And of course, all are welcome to join us for the short concert following the rehearsal, beginning at 6pm.

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!

Recommended donation of £5-£10 on the door.
You can register for the event at

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

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