Community

Schools

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St. Mary’s, Hardwick

The church joins with the Anglican parish church of St Mary’s to pray together for the village on Wednesdays at 9.00 am, to help run Pippin’s community cafe, at occasional collaborating services, in occasional primary schools work, and in providing worship at Gracefield nursing home. See more about St. Mary’s here.

Pippin’s Community Café

Pippin’s is a community café initiated and facilitated by St Mary’s Church, Hardwick Evangelical Church and the Hardwick Community Association working together to provide good tea and coffee, a range of homemade cakes, a friendly environment, and friendly prices.  Pippins Community Café is open 10 am – midday on the 1st Saturday of the month, in the Community Room at Hardwick Community Primary School, CB23 7RE.

Cambourne Community Gospel Choir

The Choir rehearses on Wednesday nights, 7:30-9:15pm in term time, in the Old Blue School Building in Cambourne, CB23 7DZ.  Friendly, enthusiastic – igniting community spirit through music that celebrates Gods love for everyone! Ages 11-80 something. There are no auditions, songs are learned from memory, performances from pubs to weddings, concerts to special church services.  For anyone from anywhere – Hardwick, Comberton, Papworth, Toft, Caldecote, Caxton … and Cambourne. Read more here.

Gracefield

Gracefield Nursing & Residential Home, and specialises in caring for elderly people with dementia, mental disability or learning difficulties.  A small team from our congregation, together with one or two people from St Mary’s church, lead a short service once a month at the home for any residents, carers, or visitors who wish to participate.  The service is usually on the second Sunday afternoon of each month, at 3pm.  Communion is also offered to those who want to take it.  If you would like to join the team, or find out about how you could support this work, please contact us.

Primary school

As well as meeting in the Hardwick Campus of the school most Sunday mornings, we are actively involved in the life of the school in a range of ways: members of our congregation include families with children at the school and school employees; Steve Gaze and others lead occasional RE lessons, singing assemblies and help with special activities as and when appropriate. Steve is also an associate Governor.

Secondary schools

The church helps to support West Cambridge Christian Youth Ministries (WCCYM) which in turn provides schools work at Comberton Village College, Comberton Sixth Form and Cambourne Village College.