St Clare’s has a bit of a break for the holidays during the second half of August, so there will be NO CHURCH service on Sunday 18th or 25th August.
We will return on Sunday 1st September.
The St Clare’s Community meets for worship every Sunday at 12.00 pm.
There is coffee on from 11.30 am, as we gather to chat and to get ready for the service.
The service is a simple 45 minute communion service. We share bread and wine together, look at the bible together and think about what God is doing in our lives. There are opportunities for everyone to participate if they want to, but nobody has to.
After the service, those who are able to stay to share a simple lunch together.
You are welcome to just come along, or if you prefer, you can get in touch for a chat beforehand, or pop into the shop during the week.
The Revd Charlotte Gale and The Revd Naomi Nixon are the two ordained ministers at St Clare’s at the Cathedral. Between them they have over thirty years experience of ministry, and love being part of St Clare’s.
You will find Charlotte at St Clare’s most days (except on Mondays) between 10.30 am and 3 pm, and she is always happy to chat to people about St Clare’s (or anything else really…) over a cup of coffee.
Naomi has another job during the week based just a stone’s thrown from St Clare’s (clergy training for Coventry Diocese) but she and Charlotte minister at St Clare’s together and are both there on Sundays.
As well as our Sunday worship, the St Clare’s community also has a midweek gathering on a Wednesday evening, for just 45 minutes.
WORD – We meet together to read, ponder on and discuss a passage from the bible. We might ask: What does it mean? What don’t we understand? What questions does it raise? What difference does it make to my life? Much like we often do on a Sunday, but with more time to think and explore. We listen and learn from one another, hearing and respecting each others viewpoints.
During Lent this year, we will be focussing on the theme of forgiveness, looking at the following readings from Matthew’s Gospel: Matthew 9, 1-8, Matthew 18, 21-34 and Matthew 26, 26-30.
PRESENCE – A time of ‘Meditation and Blessing’. This is a chance to sit in the presence of Jesus, with others, letting him speak to us in the quiet. The body and blood of Christ, which he gave for us, are represented in the bread and wine that we blessed the previous Sunday, placed on the communion table, as a focus for our thoughts and prayers. After listening to some music to help us settle our minds, we sit in silent meditation, with a pause halfway to hear a reading about Jesus. Our time together concludes with a blessing.
All are welcome to join us. Just come along, or if you prefer, get in touch beforehand to chat about what we do.
Be Part of St Clare’s
We would love you to be part of St Clare’s. Here are a few ways you can get involved:
- JOIN US. If you think this might be the church for you and you’d like to help us as we get started just comment on any of the posts and say so, or send a message through our contact page. Or come along and join us for worship on a Sunday or pop into the shop for a chat.
- PRAY. We really need your prayers. We have been so grateful for the prayer support so far but it is going to be quite a journey. If you’d like updates for prayer follow the blog and they will come to your email. If you feel like commenting to tell us you are praying we’d be thrilled to know.
- GIVE. For St Clare’s to thrive, we need people to support us financially. Visit our giving page to find out how you can do this.