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New Team Vicar for the Lordsbridge Team

We are delighted to announce the appointment of the Rev’d Clare Coates as the new Team Vicar for the Lordsbridge Team of Churches. Clare will be the Lead Minister for Caldecote with Childerley, Dry Drayton and Hardwick parishes.

Clare went to Cambridge University and has been living in Cambridgeshire for the last fourteen years. She trained at Ridley Hall and Trinity College Cambridge before serving her Curacy at St Andrew’s Church, Stapleford, where she has recently been Assistant Priest. She has particular interest in community outreach and working with different age groups. Before Ordination, Clare was Children, Youth and Families Worker at St Mark’s Newnham in Cambridge. She is married with three grown up children. She loves music, photography, sport and walking with her two dogs in the countryside.

Clare will be licensed and installed on Saturday 29th October at 6.00pm at St Mary’s Church, Hardwick. The service will be followed by refreshments. Everyone is welcome to attend, but to get an idea of numbers, please could you RSVP to Becca Herrick ( by Friday 21st October.