St Clare’s Clericals

Beautiful, ready to wear clericals for clergy women

St Clare’s is a pioneer church community based at Coventry Cathedral, and we run a shop as part of our outreach and fundraising. One of our ministers makes women’s clerical tops and dresses in her spare time. We don’t take orders but if you join our St Clare’s Shop Facebook page, we will let you know when items are available in store and from our online shop. We also sell the sewing pattern for our St Lydia top.

All our garments are made of premium quality cotton jersey.

The Original

Our original sleeveless tops are designed to be close fitting, to fit comfortably under a jacket or cardigan.

The St Lydia

This comfy clerical tee is easy fitting sitting close across the neckline and skimming out generously over the tummy and hips. If you usually sit between sizes you might want to consider getting the smaller one.

We also sell the sewing pattern for the St Lydia, (printed and download) so you can make your own.

Our Sizing

Our sizes are based on a range of real clergywomen in Coventry Diocese, and our tops are designed to fit closely around the neck and shoulders. A rough idea of how our sizes relate to UK sizes is given below, as well as a table of measurements.

  • XXS – size 6-8
  • XS- size 8-10
  • S- size 10-12
  • M – size 14-16
  • L – size 18-20
  • XL – size 22

If we don’t have a size for you, please get in touch and we will see if we can help.

What you’ve told us…

  • “THANKYOU! My hare top has just arrived – it fits beautifully and now I have to pack it away while I complete my training…  Am totally in love with my very first clergy top!!”
  • “I love my new top….my new favourite x”
  • “My shirt arrived today – THANK YOU. It fits well, it’s beautifully made and I’m loving the zip!”
  • “Just bought the beautiful pink spotty top. It fits perfectly and I love it!”
  • “Thank you for my beautiful top. It arrived this morning and I love it!!!”
  • “I absolutely love my doves, they’re really cute! And the quality is excellent. Thank you so much.”
  • “A huge ‘thank you’ to the amazingly talented Naomi for creating this wonderful clergy top. I love the colours and the fit. The only problem now is that I want more!”

To see what’s available right now, have a browse in our online shop.

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