Newsletter February 2024

Dear Friends,

February is going to be to a busy month. Next week, a full plaster survey of the church’s ceilings and walls will be undertaken by AJ Restoration, prior to repair works commencing later this Spring. We are very grateful for all the support we have received and we are very much looking forward to re-opening the church building in the late Spring, subject to all works being complete. We are continuing with our fundraising campaign – please do check out the SAVE THE DATE section below for more details of our Quiz night (March 8th) and our sponsored walk (April 13th). Both events are set to be great fun, so we do hope you can join us. This month also sees the start of the season of Lent: the six weeks before Easter when Christians are called to spend time reflecting and praying. It’s a season when we intentionally seek to grow spiritually; a time to stop, think, slow down and wait on God, refocusing on Him. Each Lent God calls us to return to Him. To know, receive and be comforted by His goodness and mercy. Lent is not really about what we give up, but where our hearts are directed. This season of self examination and reflection can give us hope and a renewed sense of being, because through life’s many ups and downs, God promises to be with us. Always.

God Bless,


Revd Clare Coates

Lead Minister for Hardwick, Dry Drayton and Caldecote with Childerley


St Mary’s Church, Hardwick – St Mary’s Church, Hardwick (

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Services in February

Sunday 4 February

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

Sunday 11 February

9:30am Holy Communion, with Michaela McNeill and Revd Clare preaching. All welcome.

3-4pm Wild Church. A short outdoor service for families and suitable for children of all ages.

Wednesday 14 February Ash Wednesday

12noon Holy Communion and ashing service at St Peter and St Paul’s Dry Drayton with Revd Clare. All welcome.

Sunday 18 February

9:30am Morning Worship for all ages with Clare Bigg and Revd Clare preaching. All welcome.

Sunday 25 February

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


Saturday 2 March Quiet Morning

10-12:30 at St Peter and St Paul’s Church Dry Drayton with Revd Priscilla. 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

And in the following weeks, on zoom. All welcome.

Meeting ID: 898 8640 4258
Passcode: 361583

Friday Night Prayers

You are warmly invited to join us on Zoom to say Night Prayer together on a Friday to mark the transition to the weekend. Short and sweet, we are open for chat from 7:30, pray promptly at 7:45 and are finished by 8. More details from Clare Bigg

 Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 716 0818 0893

Passcode: yQ4TaL

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

Alternate weeks either:

12:15pm Meditation with Howard Bigg in the Cabin

or 1-3pm The Colour Wheel Hardwick Mindful Colouring Group:

In the Cabin. £4 donation which includes refreshments and materials. For more information contact Nicky 07539 429394


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

1st Saturday of every month: Pippins

10am-12 noon, in Hardwick School Hall. Drop in for a cuppa, cake and a chat! All most welcome.

Dry Drayton Musical Events

Saturday 3 February at 5:30pm in St Peter and St Paul’s Church, a Recital by the Alea Quartet featuring Mozart String Quartet no. 19 K465. Tickets at the door – for more details please see the poster below:


Friday 8 March 7:30pm prompt start, Quiz night at Hardwick school. Please see poster below for more details


Sponsored Walk. Run. Cycle. From Great St Mary’s Cambridge to St Mary’s Hardwick. For further details, please see poster below:

Useful contacts

Clare Bigg, LLM

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;

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