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July Monthly Newsletter

Welcome to the Lordsbridge Team

Monthly Newsletter

July 2023

Join us for a short service to celebrate the work of WCCYM over the years, hear about our current work and future plans, followed by refreshments together. Everyone is welcome!

WCCYM will also be holding their Summer Party on Sunday 9th July at Mill Farm in Gamlingay. From 4pm until 7pm with a whole lot of fun planned for young people aged 11 – 18 years. Sign-up here now.

This month we welcome Barnabas Leeke and his family, Laura and Noemi, to the Lordsbridge Team. Barnabas will be ordained deacon on Sunday 2nd July, 10.30am at Ely Cathedral. Everyone is very welcome to attend.

Barnabas and his family will be living in Coton, and he will principally be working in the parishes of Coton, Comberton, and Toft, with David Newton as his training incumbent. Barnabas can be contacted at

Some of you may know that David Newton (our Team Rector) has been doing a a part time PhD for the last few years. He is just wrapping things up and will be doing a seminar in Toft Methodist Chapel on the final section of his thesis on Thursday 6th July, 7.45pm – 9.00pm (please note change of date!). The section he’ll be exploring is around the intersection of theology and economics. Everyone is very welcome to attend.

All are welcome to come to our next cafe church service in Caldecote. Join us for coffee, cake, friendship and worship.

The Bishop of Ely will be moving to become the Bishop of Lincoln in July. Everyone is welcome to attend his farewell service on Sunday 16th July at 4.30pm, at Ely Cathedral.

If you would like to contribute to a farewell gift, please use the below details and do so by 5th July:

BACS payment
Account Name: Ely Diocesan Board of Finance
Account No:      10346241
Sort Code:         20-17-68
Ref:                  Bishop Farewell
Cheques (payable to Ely Diocesan Board of Finance with “Bishop’s Farewell” written on the back), may be posted to Sarah Hewitt, Diocese of Ely, Bishop Woodford House, Barton Road, Ely CB7 4DX

We would like to be able to use photographs of people from our churches on the Lordsbridge and parish websites, as well as on social media and in church magazines. We are putting together a database of consent for photograph use and would be grateful if you could please complete this form. Thank you!

All data will be stored in line with our data protection notice, which is available to view on our website here.

To get in touch with the Lordsbridge Team and for links to our Facebook and Instagram pages, please see the Contact Us page.