March Newsletter

Dear Friends,

It is wonderful to see so many daffodils emerging, brightening up our hedgerows, gardens and churchyard. I am looking forward to warmer and longer days in the coming weeks! Looking ahead, we are once again fundraising for the church at Childerley Hall’s Open Gardens on Easter Monday, from 2-5pm – please see ‘What’s on’ below, for further details. Childerley gardens are particularly beautiful in the Spring, and all are most welcome to come and explore the grounds and drop in to the chapel for tea and cake!

We are nearly at our half way point in Lent, with Mothering Sunday on March 10 this year. Please do join us at one of our services in the Lordsbridge Team, as there will be no church service in Caldecote this year. Mothering Sunday is a time for us to celebrate, honour and give thanks for our mothers and for all who have cared for us. For many of us, it’s a hard day as we may be remembering those no longer with us; or we may have no immediate family. No matter what our circumstances, we all belong to God’s family. A family which stands by one another and looks after one another, no matter what.

I hope you have a wonderful March, and a very Happy Easter!

God Bless,

Clare

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

clarecoates@lordsbridge.org

07818618795

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Services in March

Sunday 3rd March
11:00am Holy Communion at St Michael and All Angels Church with Rev’d Clare. All welcome.

Sunday 17th March
3:00-4:00pm Café Church the Village Hall with Rev’d Clare. All welcome.

Good Friday 29th March
3:00-4:00pm An hour at the Cross, at Childerley Chapel, Childerley Hall, with Rev’d Clare. All welcome.

Sunday 24th March, Palm Sunday
11:00am Holy Communion, followed by our APCM, with Rev’d Clare. All welcome.

Sunday 31st March, Easter Day
11:00am Holy Communion, with Rev’d Clare. All welcome

LENT
Saturday 2nd March, Quiet Morning
10:00am-12:30pm at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Dry Drayton with Rev’d Priscilla. All welcome.

Zoom
Worship at Home – All Lordsbridge Zoom Service
Every Sunday, 11.00am. Join any time from 10.50am: https://zoom.us/j/82311473640.

On Sundays where there is no service in our church, you are most welcome to join any of our services across the team: please see our website www.lordsbridge.org for further details.


Notices

Hamper Scheme
Caldecote Church partners with our local primary school to offer a supermarket voucher to Caldecote families who might appreciate some help through the holidays. If you would like to donate to this scheme, please see the link below:

Donate to Caldecote’s Summer Hamper Scheme


What’s On

Easter Monday 1st April
2:00-5:00pm
Childerley Open Gardens

All are most welcome to come and enjoy visiting the beautiful gardens at Childerley Hall, in aid of St Michael and All Angels Church, Caldecote. There will be refreshments available and well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

Saturday 4th May, Come and Sing Faure’s Requiem at St Peter and St Paul’s Dry Drayton


Useful Contacts

Revd Claire Robertson, Lead Minister for Coton, Barton, Harlton and Haslingfield: 01223 874194; clairerobertson@lordsbridge.org

Revd Charles Fraser, Lead Minister for Little and Great Eversden: charlesfraser@lordsbridge.org; 01223 264974

Team Administrator: Becca Herrick; rebeccaherrick@lordsbridge.org


February Newsletter

Dear Friends,

February 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 Lent, I will be following the Church of England’s Watch and Pray Lent course which invites us all to wait in hope for God to meet us in the storms and trials life brings. We will have copies of the reflections in church should you wish to join in, so please feel free to take a copy for your own private time of reflection and prayer. The booklet will be accompanied by a wide range of video resources available via cofe.io/WatchAndPray. 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,

Clare

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

clarecoates@lordsbridge.org

07818618795

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and see what we are up to across the team!

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Services in February

4 February
11:00am Holy Communion at St Michael and All Angels Church with Rev’d Clare and Beth Keenan preaching. All welcome

18 February
3:00-4:00pm Café Church the Village Hall with Rev’d Clare. All welcome

LENT

ASH WEDNESDAY 14 February at St Peter and St Paul’s Dry Drayton
12 noon Holy Communion and ashing with Rev’d Clare. All welcome

Saturday 2 March Quiet Morning
10-12:30 at St Peter and St Paul’s Church Dry Drayton with Rev’d Priscilla. All welcome.

Zoom
Worship at Home – All Lordsbridge Zoom Service

Every Sunday, 11.00am. Join any time from 10.50am: https://zoom.us/j/82311473640

On Sundays where there is no service in our church, you are most welcome to join any of our services across the team: please see our website www.lordsbridge.org for further details.


Notices

Hamper Scheme
Caldecote Church partners with our local primary school to offer a supermarket voucher to Caldecote families who might appreciate some help through the holidays. If you would like to donate to this scheme, please see the link below:

Donate to Caldecote’s Summer Hamper Scheme


What’s On

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:


Useful Contacts

Revd Claire Robertson, Lead Minister for Coton, Barton, Harlton and Haslingfield: 01223 874194; clairerobertson@lordsbridge.org

Revd Charles Fraser, Lead Minister for Little and Great Eversden: charlesfraser@lordsbridge.org; 01223 264974

Team Administrator: Becca Herrick; rebeccaherrick@lordsbridge.org


January Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Happy New Year! As we embark on this New Year – 2024 – I wonder: what journey of faith is God calling us on? Each of us may face difficult challenges and unexpected diversions: we can’t predict the year ahead. Our recent experiences have shown us that anything and everything can happen. But going on a faith journey with God is a positive, exciting thing. It can give us purpose and meaning; it can be challenging but most importantly it can give us hope, for a better and brighter today and tomorrow. We don’t know what journey God is taking us on this year. But we can be certain that God who calls us is faithful and promises always to be with us, especially when we can’t sense His presence. As we settle into this New Year, whether we have set goals or not, let’s endeavour to step out in faith, seeking God and following Him wherever He calls us to.

God Bless,

Clare

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

clarecoates@lordsbridge.org

07818618795

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and see what we are up to across the team!

Instagram: @lordsbridge_team

Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/LordsbridgeTeam


Services in January

7 January
11:00am Holy Communion at St Michael and All Angels Church

21 January
3:00-4:00pm Café Church the Village Hall with Revd Clare

Zoom
Worship at Home – All Lordsbridge Zoom Service

Every Sunday, 11.00am. Join any time from 10.50am: https://zoom.us/j/82311473640.

On Sundays where there is no service in our church, you are most welcome to join any of our services across the team: please see our website www.lordsbridge.org for further details.


Notices

Hamper Scheme
Caldecote Church partners with our local primary school to offer a supermarket voucher to Caldecote families who might appreciate some help through the holidays. If you would like to donate to this scheme, please see the link below:

Donate to Caldecote’s Summer Hamper Scheme


What’s On

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:


Useful Contacts

Revd Claire Robertson, Lead Minister for Coton, Barton, Harlton and Haslingfield: 01223 874194; clairerobertson@lordsbridge.org

Revd Charles Fraser, Lead Minister for Little and Great Eversden: charlesfraser@lordsbridge.org; 01223 264974

Team Administrator: Becca Herrick; rebeccaherrick@lordsbridge.org


December Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Every year Christmas gives us a great sense of fresh hope and wonder. Jesus’s birth transformed the world: it changed lives, and continues to change us. He was born in the humblest and most unlikely circumstances, in a stable surrounded by animals. Jesus is the living hope that God is with us, through thick and thin. Jesus is the Christmas gift of God’s unconditional love and forgiveness. Jesus is the light of the world, shining through the darkest darkness, and keeping alive that flicker of hope and joy which can never be extinguished. The Christmas story reminds us that even if we are afraid, we too can experience a renewed sense of hope and joy. So lets celebrate the wonderful news together!

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas.

God Bless,

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

clarecoates@lordsbridge.org

07818618795

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and see what we are up to across the team!

Instagram: @lordsbridge_team

Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/LordsbridgeTeam


Services in December

Sunday 3 December: Advent Sunday

11:00am Holy Communion, led by Rev’d Clare with Beth Keenan preaching. All welcome.

Sunday 10 December

4:00pm Carols by Candlelight at St Michael and All Angels, with festive refreshments after the service. All welcome.

Sunday 17 December

3:00-4:00pm Café Church, Carols and Christingles, in the Village Hall. All welcome.

Monday 25 December: Christmas Day

11:00am Family Communion at Childerley Chapel, Childerley Hall. All welcome.

Sunday 31 December

9:30am BCP Morning Prayer at St Peter and St Paul’s Dry Drayton with John Harding. All welcome

10:30am Team service of Holy Communion at All Saints Haslingfield, with Rev’d Priscilla. All welcome.

5:30pm Team service of Evening Prayer at St Peter and St Paul’s Dry Drayton, with Rev’d Clare. All welcome.

Zoom

Worship at Home – All Lordsbridge Zoom Service

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

https://zoom.us/j/82311473640.

On Sundays where there is no service in our church, you are most welcome to join any of our services across the team: please see our website www.lordsbridge.org for further details.


Notices

Hamper Scheme

Caldecote Church partners with our local primary school to offer a supermarket voucher to Caldecote families who might appreciate some help through the holidays. If you would like to donate to this scheme, please see the link below:

Donate to Caldecote’s Summer Hamper Scheme


What’s On

Dry Drayton Musical Events this Christmas

Saturday 2 December at 6.00pm Peterhouse Chapel Choir

Music for Advent and Christmas.  All welcome.

Sunday 10 December at 5:30pm


Useful Contacts

Revd David Newton, Team Rector & Lead Minister for Comberton and Toft: 01223 665654; 07736 944396; davidnewton@lordsbridge.org

Revd Claire Robertson, Lead Minister for Coton, Barton, Harlton and Haslingfield: 01223 874194; clairerobertson@lordsbridge.org

Revd Charles Fraser, Lead Minister for Little and Great Eversden: charlesfraser@lordsbridge.org; 01223 264974

Team Administrator: Becca Herrick; rebeccaherrick@lordsbridge.org


Christmas at Caldecote Church

Everyone is welcome to join us for our Christmas Services
at Caldecote Church

Sunday 3rd December
11.00am, Holy Communion, in Church

Sunday 10th December
4.00pm, Carol Service, in Church

Sunday 17th December
3.00pm, Cafe Church: Carols and Christingles, Village Hall

Monday 25th December
11.00am, Christmas Holy Communion, Childerley Chapel

November Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Here at St Michael and All Angels, we are entering a new season in the Church’s year; the season of remembrance. This month we will be commemorating Remembrance Sunday on November 12 starting at 10:50am, in the peace garden, followed by a service in the Village Hall with refreshments afterward. All are most welcome to join us. Unfortunately, this year, war again seems much closer to us because of what’s happening in Ukraine and in the Holy Land. There are many other ongoing conflicts around the world, including Sudan, Ethiopia and the Yemen, and other nations such as Syria and Afghanistan are still suffering the devastating consequences of war. The terrible images on our tv screens remind us of the sad realities of war, and bring home to us the severe consequences for ordinary people. So this year, as well as remembering those from our village who gave their lives for our country in the two World Wars, and all conflicts since, and also remembering those known personally to us, we will be thinking of and praying for all those suffering today, and praying for peace. For many fighting in the two World Wars, Christian faith helped them through the horrors of war. Their faith gave them hope that things would be better and that good would overcome the darkness in the end. It is this hope we share today. Christians believe faith gives us strength, consolation and hope to carry on through the most difficult of times.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning time, we will remember them.

God Bless,

Clare

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

clarecoates@lordsbridge.org

07818618795

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and see what we are up to across the team!

Instagram: @lordsbridge_team

Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/LordsbridgeTeam


Services in November

Sunday 5 November

11:00am Holy Communion, led by Rev’d Clare with Gabrielle Clarke preaching. All welcome.

Sunday 12 November – Remembrance Sunday

10:40am at the peace garden for laying wreaths and two minutes silence, followed by a service in the Village Hall, led by Fiona Whelan and Gabrielle Clarke. All welcome.

Sunday 19 November

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

Sunday 26 November

10:30am WOCES Joint Service for Christ the King at Comberton Leisure Centre, followed by refreshments, and an opportunity to say goodbye to our Team Rector, Rev’d David, before he leaves for his new role at the end of December.

Zoom

Worship at Home – All Lordsbridge Zoom Service

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

https://zoom.us/j/82311473640.

On Sundays where there is no service in our church, you are most welcome to join any of our services across the team: please see our website www.lordsbridge.org for further details.


Notices

Hamper Scheme

Caldecote Church partners with our local primary school to offer a supermarket voucher to Caldecote families who might appreciate some help through the holidays. If you would like to donate to this scheme, please see the link below:

Donate to Caldecote’s Summer Hamper Scheme


Useful Contacts

Revd David Newton, Team Rector & Lead Minister for Comberton and Toft: 01223 665654; 07736 944396; davidnewton@lordsbridge.org

Revd Claire Robertson, Lead Minister for Coton, Barton, Harlton and Haslingfield: 01223 874194; clairerobertson@lordsbridge.org

Revd Charles Fraser, Lead Minister for Little and Great Eversden: charlesfraser@lordsbridge.org; 01223 264974

Team Administrator: Becca Herrick; rebeccaherrick@lordsbridge.org


October Newsletter

Dear Friends,

At this time of year churches hold Harvest Festivals to celebrate crops being gathered in from the fields and were traditionally held at the end of September to coincide with the autumn new moon. Harvest Festival is celebrated around the world and is a good opportunity to thank farmers and farm workers who work so hard on the land and at sea. The first ever Harvest Festival was held in a small church in Morwenstow, Cornwall, in 1843. Reverend Robert Hawker invited his parishioners to a special service of thanksgiving and praise. Victorian Hymns such as ‘We plough the fields and scatter’ and ‘All things bright and beautiful’ helped to popularise the idea of Harvest Festival and spread the annual custom of decorating the church with home grown produce and flowers. Harvest Festival reminds Christians of all the good things God gives us, and encourages us to share with others in need. Harvest time is also a good time for us to reflect and to be thankful for the food we have, and to think of those around the world who are hungry. This year we will be celebrating our Harvest Festival at Childerley Chapel on Sunday 1 October at 11.00am, and we will be accepting gifts of food for the Cambridge Foodbank. We do hope you can join us at this traditional service of thanksgiving.

I hope you have a wonderful October!

God Bless,

Clare


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

clarecoates@lordsbridge.org

07818618795

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and see what we are up to across the team!

Instagram: @lordsbridge_team

Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/LordsbridgeTeam


Services in October

Sunday 1 October

11.00am Harvest Festival Holy Communion, led by Revd Clare, at Childerley Chapel, Childerley Hall. All welcome.

Sunday 8 October

11.00am Morning Prayer, led by Fiona Whelan in the Church. All welcome.

Sunday 15 October

3.00-4.00pm Café Church in the Village Hall. All welcome

Zoom

Worship at Home – All Lordsbridge Zoom Service

Every Sunday, 11.00am. Join any time from 10.50am. https://zoom.us/j/82311473640.

On Sundays where there is no service in our church, you are most welcome to join any of our services across the team: please see our website www.lordsbridge.org for further details.


Notices

Hamper Scheme

Caldecote Church partners with our local primary school to offer a supermarket voucher to Caldecote families who might appreciate some help through the holidays. If you would like to donate to this scheme, please see the link below:

Donate to Caldecote’s Summer Hamper Scheme

In Hardwick:

Also Saturday 21st October, 10.00am – 4.00pm – The Big Book Sale at The Cabin, St Mary’s Hardwick.


Useful Contacts

Revd David Newton, Team Rector & Lead Minister for Comberton and Toft: 01223 665654; 07736 944396; davidnewton@lordsbridge.org

Revd Claire Robertson, Lead Minister for Coton, Barton, Harlton and Haslingfield: 01223 874194; clairerobertson@lordsbridge.org

Revd Charles Fraser, Lead Minister for Little and Great Eversden: charlesfraser@lordsbridge.org; 01223 264974

Team Administrator: Becca Herrick; rebeccaherrick@lordsbridge.org


September Newsletter

Dear Friends,

I hope you had a good summer and are now feeling refreshed and renewed, ready for all that is in store this Autumn. The festival of Michaelmas, or St Michael and All Angels has been celebrated in parishes throughout Britain for centuries. Michaelmas is also traditionally seen as one of the quarter days of the calendar, marking, in medieval times, the end of the farming year with the harvesting and gathering of crops. Falling on September 29, near the equinox, it is also associated with the beginning of Autumn and days gradually getting shorter. Celebrating Michaelmas is one way to remind ourselves of the changing pattern of the seasons. For Christians, it is also a reminder of the light of God’s love shining into the darkness as we approach winter.

I look forward to seeing you soon.

God Bless,

Clare


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

clarecoates@lordsbridge.org

07818618795

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and see what we are up to across the team!

Instagram: @lordsbridge_team

Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/LordsbridgeTeam


Services in September

Sunday 3rd September

11:00am Holy Communion, led by Revd Clare. All welcome.

Sunday 10th September

11:00am Morning Prayer, led by Fiona Whelan in the small meeting room, at the Village Hall, Highfields Caldecote.  All welcome.

Sunday 17 September

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

Zoom

Worship at Home – All Lordsbridge Zoom Service

Every Sunday, 11.00am. Join any time from 10.50am. https://zoom.us/j/82311473640.

On Sundays where there is no service in our church, you are most welcome to join any of our services across the team: please see our website www.lordsbridge.org for further details.


Notices

Hamper Scheme

Caldecote Church partners with our local primary school to offer a supermarket voucher to Caldecote families who might appreciate some help through the holidays. If you would like to donate to this scheme, please see the link below:

Donate to Caldecote’s Summer Hamper Scheme


What’s On

Friday September 22 at 7pm Chamber Music Concert at Dry Drayton Church

International Cellist, Iris Azquinezer will be performing a Cello recital, featuring the Bach Cello Suites. For more information, please see poster below:


Useful Contacts

Revd David Newton, Team Rector & Lead Minister for Comberton and Toft: 01223 665654; 07736 944396; davidnewton@lordsbridge.org

Revd Claire Robertson, Lead Minister for Coton, Barton, Harlton and Haslingfield: 01223 874194; clairerobertson@lordsbridge.org

Revd Charles Fraser, Lead Minister for Little and Great Eversden: charlesfraser@lordsbridge.org; 01223 264974

Team Administrator: Becca Herrick; rebeccaherrick@lordsbridge.org