Rev’d Clare Coates is a Team Vicar and the Lead Minister for Hardwick, Caldecote with Childerley and Dry Drayton.

She can be contacted on or 07818 618795.

Clare Bigg is a Licensed Lay Minister. As well as taking Sunday services, she is lead minister for Tuesday Mornings at the Cabin and part of the Wild Church leadership team. She is a member of the Cabin at St Mary’s management team and is our Treasurer. She and her husband Howard moved to Hardwick when she retired from teaching Maths at a school in Cambridge. They have two children and five grandchildren. She can be contacted via or 01954 211673.

Revd Howard Bigg is a member of the St Mary’s ministry team. He plays a part in Sunday services, including playing the organ. Before retirement, Howard was a solicitor. He is married to Clare.

Janet Hayman and Alison Marcus are our two Churchwardens. Both of them live in the village and work in the NHS. Churchwardens are responsible for the church building and for the preparation and conduct of worship. At St Mary’s the churchwardens are a valued part of the local ministry team. They work with a team of volunteers to look after the fabric and clean the church, to set up for worship and to organise Sunday rotas for Bible readings and coffee. Janet can be contacted via and Alison via