St Clare’s at the Cathedral is a new church community in the heart of the ancient city of Coventry.
Like everyone, we are doing things a bit differently at St Clare’s at the moment. Our church and shop are still going – just not in the building!
Our online shop continues to trade and we are adding additional products to the range of items available. Our shop building is closed, but if you spot something in the window you would like, let us know and we can put it on the online shop for you.
A prayer for these times:
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
St Clare’s is a small and friendly inclusive church community, that offers a home to the spiritually seeking, to those who have wandered away from God, to those who never knew him and to those who have lost their faith in the church.
We meet for Sunday Worship at noon for a simple service of communion. We share bread and wine and think about what God is doing in our lives. You are also invited to stay for a simple lunch of bread and cheese and soup after the service. Just come along, or pop into the shop during the week to say hello and find our more.
GENEROUS – Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts. (Acts 2: 46)
At St Clare’s we are seeking new ways to live generously, asking God to help us be ever more open handed and open hearted.
SIMPLE – Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?’ Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” (Matthew 22:36-38)
At Clare’s we try to keep the way we do things simple as life is complicated enough. Our questions may be complex, but our services are pared down; familiar to those who know church but more simple than they might have known before.
OPEN – Jesus said: ‘Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.’ (Matthew 11: 28)
We are seeking to be a place of sanctuary to people and ideas, a place of challenge as we grow in Christ, but not a place of judgement between his people. We are delighted to be an SCM link church.
ST CLARE’S SHOP
During the week, St Clare’s runs a shop, the proceeds of which go to support the church. We sell gifts, second hand books, candles and cards as well as some church supplies. You are welcome to come in and browse or come and have a chat and find out more about St Clare’s and whether it might be the church community for you. We also sell a number of items through our online shop.
The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone you participates in the life of the Church. If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to other, please seek advice form a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services of the Police without delay. St Clare’s at the Cathedral is part of Coventry Cathedral. See here for further details of our safeguarding policies. Contacts at Coventry Cathedral to speak to if you have concerns:
- Jane Williams, Cathedral Safeguarding Officer. 07880 500411
- Rev Canon Kathryn Fleming, Canon Pastor. 024 7652 1230
- Sarah Price, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser. 024 7652 1345