Dear Friends,

I have been struck this week how suddenly the leaves on the trees seem to have appeared. And how beautiful and fresh they look! We are truly blessed to be living in such beautiful countryside and I am enjoying experiencing the changing seasons for the very first time here. It will be another first for many of us this weekend: the coronation of our new King, Charles III. Our late Queen was crowned over 70 years ago, witnessed for the first time by a TV audience of many millions. My mother remembers crowding around the only to set in her village with friends and neighbours to watch grainy black and white images of the service at Westminster Abbey. In our digital age, this historic moment will be broadcast around the world, watched not only on TVs and larger screens, but also on our mobile phones! We will be marking the Coronation weekend with two special services: On Sunday 7 May in Hardwick, following a joint Holy Communion service with Caldecote at the Cabin at 11am, there will be a bring and share lunch. All are most welcome to join us. And at 5:30pm on Sunday 7 May, we will be holding a special Choral Evensong at Dry Drayton church to mark the Coronation. All are most welcome to join us for this special occasion. 

However you are spending this Coronation Bank Holiday weekend, I hope you have a wonderful time. 

God Bless, 
Revd Clare Coates,

Lead Minister for Dry Drayton, Hardwick and Caldecote with Childerley


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.

4:30pm Organ Scholars Concert at Harlton Church, with tea in the Village Hall from 3:30pm. Free entry, donations most welcome.

5:30pm Choral Evensong for the Coronation at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Dry Drayton. All most welcome to join us for this special service marking the King’s coronation, led by Revd Lynda Taylor with Revd Clare preaching.

Sunday 14 May

9:30am Holy Communion, led by Clare Bigg and Revd Howard Bigg 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.

Zoom Services

Worship at Home – All Lordsbridge Zoom Service

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

Weekday Services:

Wednesday 10 May:

On zoom. All welcome.

What’s on:

Tuesday 9 May
All are welcome to join us for free play, crafts, a story and lots of fun. 10-11:30am each Tuesday in term time.

12:15 Meditation in the Cabin, with Howard Bigg

Thursday 11 May

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

Friday 12 May

7:30pm Night Prayer on zoom:


Saturday May 13

12noon to 4pm

The Lordsbridge Team Pilgrimage
Friday 26th May 2023

On Friday 26th May, the 2023 Lordsbridge Team Pilgrimage will take place as part of the global Thy Kingdom Come initative. Join us for all or part of the walk starting at Coton promptly at 07:30. Please bring your own refreshments. The walk will end at 17:30 with Evening Prayer at Dry Drayton Church.

For more information please contact Fiona Whelan at or 07947 865490

Coton07:30Prompt start
Little Eversden11:00 
Great Eversden11:25 
Dry Drayton17:30Finish with Evening Prayer led by Revd Clare

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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