About Us


Mission

Our identity and purpose as a church is based firmly on knowing Jesus personally and the teaching of the Bible. We aim to live with integrity by proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ and showing love and support to people in the church, home, community and workplace. 

Who are we? 


We are Christians from a range of church backgrounds (Anglican, Baptist, Methodist, Independent, Charismatic) and none, as well as people who have grown up in this church. The church's origins date back to the mid 1980's when a Christian family moved into a house on the relatively new Limes Estate in Hardwick and invited any other interested Christians from Hardwick to join them on Sunday afternoons to pray for the village.  Fairly soon, those Christians were meeting for Bible study, prayer, fellowship and evangelism, and Hardwick Christian Fellowship (later to take the name Hardwick Evangelical Church) was born.  In 2016, the church became a member of the Eastern Baptist Association. 

The church meets every Sunday at 10.30 a.m. in Hardwick Primary School and is relaxed and informal.

Visitors from any background are welcome to join the regulars, whose occupations include builders, programmers, students and retirees. The age-range reflects this modern village - from babies and toddlers through teens to fifties and retired.

The church is a registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), number 1163049.
You can see us on the Charity Commission website here.
The CIO is called Hardwick Christian Fellowship, for historical reasons.

We were formerly registered under the number 801775.
The records are still on the Charity Commission website here.

See What we believe.

See how we understand the term Evangelical.


Leadership 



The church has two Co-Ministers, Steve Gaze & Kate Gaze. Read about them here.

There are also two volunteer leaders, or elders, Susie Thomson and Wil Huisman. 

The charity trustees are Steve Gaze (ex officio as co-minister), Graham Southon, Robbie Thomson, David Sage (ex officio as Treasurer) and Liz Pamplin (ex officio as Secretary). 



Midweek activities include

Housegroups for adults run during the week.

Women's group & Men's group on Thursdays, 10-12 noon.

Youth activities.



Links with schools

The church has strong links with Hardwick Primary School and Caldecote Primary School, and together with other local churches we support WCCYM (West Cambridge Christian Youth Ministries), a team of youth workers who have close links with Comberton Village College, our local secondary school.




Youth Work

Clare Cronin
works for the church part time as a youth worker. She runs a number of groups to help develop the faith of the young people and help them witness to their friends.


Susie Thomson
 heads up WCCYM (West Cambridge Christian Youth Ministries).  She is also on our church leadership team.