Dear Friends,

Summer is here, and after a very cool wet spring, we have warm weather at last! We are very blessed to be living in such a beautiful part of Cambridgeshire, and it has been lovely watching each season unfold. The beauty of God in creation is breathtaking in all its diversity. Our churchyard in particular is an incredibly beautiful and tranquil place. It is very encouraging to see the wildflower areas developing. At Wild Church last month we discovered that there are more wildflowers in the churchyard this year, which is very exciting. We have lots of daisies, buttercups, cow parsley, wild dog roses, cornflowers and poppies, nettles and dandelions. Going forward, we hope to encourage more biodiversity. The churchyard is also home to many different species of wildlife and insects, including black squirrels, foxes, rabbits, crows and small birds and of course our family of moorhens in the pond. A recent Bat survey has found evidence of Pipistrelles, Brown Long eared Bats and rarer Serotine Bats around the church, and a dusk survey is being undertaken early this month to learn more about them. Why not come in and take a wander, to see what you can spot?

I hope you have a wonderful July.

God Bless,


Revd Clare Coates, Lead Minister for Hardwick, Dry Drayton and Caldecote with Childerley; 07818618795

Please note I will be on annual leave from Monday 17 to Sunday 30 July, returning to work on Monday 31 July.

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Sunday Services in July

Sunday 2 July

9:30am Holy Communion led Revd Clare. All welcome.

Sunday 9 July

9:30am Morning Worship with Clare Bigg. All welcome.

3:00pm Wild Church. A fun service for families and children.

Sunday 16 July

9:30am All Age service with Holy Communion led by Clare Bigg with Revd Clare preaching. All welcome.

3:00-4:00pm Café Church in Highfields Caldecote Village Hall. All welcome.

Sunday 23 July

9:30am Morning Worship with Clare Bigg. All welcome.

Sunday 30 July

10:30am Team service of Holy Communion at St Peter’s Barton, led by Revd Claire. All welcome.

Zoom Services

Worship at Home – All Lordsbridge Zoom Service. Every Sunday, 11.00am. Join any time from 10.50am.

Weekday Services


1st Wednesday of the month, 9am at the Cabin. Other weeks, on zoom. All welcome.

What’s On

Tuesdays in term time
All are welcome to join us for free play, crafts, a story and lots of fun. 10:00-11:30am each Tuesday in term time.

Alternate weeks either 12:15pm Meditation with Howard Bigg in the Cabin

or 2:00-4:00pm Colour Wheel: for more details, see the poster below:


10:30am – 12:00pm  Bumps and Babes with Ali in the Cabin. All welcome.

1st Saturday of every month: Pippins

10:00am-12:00noon, in the Community Room in Hardwick School. Drop in for a cuppa, cake and a chat! All most welcome.

Saturday 8 July

Ceilidh in aid of Ukraine Emergency Flood Relief in Storey’s Field Centre, Eddington, 6-9pm. Tickets £5 children free

Saturday 15 July, starting at 5pm

We are holding a summer concert, in the grounds of the Cabin, to raise money for our Church building repair fund. Tickets £10 each or £30 for a Family of 4 (children under 16). Contact Anne for tickets 07912 685025


Saturday 13 April 2024 Sponsored 10km Walk/Run/Cycle

Starting at Great St Mary’s at 10am, we will be walking, running or cycling 10km back to St Mary’s Hardwick, in aid of the building repair fund. More details in the Autumn. BUT FOR NOW SAVE THE DATE IN YOUR DIARIES!!!

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;