Blessing of the Narthex

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The start of a new month saw the start of a new chapter in the life of St Clare's, as we opened our new narthex.

Join us on Thursday!

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We're nearly there - these doors between the church and the new narthex will be open to the parish and the wider public for the first time on Thursday evening.

The Epiphany of the Lord

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We are celebrating the Epiphany of the Lord: the visit of the wise men, the first gentiles to meet Our Lord.

2018: a preview

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It’s never a good idea to predict the future – only the Lord knows what lies ahead! But here’s a quick taster of things we expect in 2018:

Christmas 2017

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We are celebrating Christmas, the birth of Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Parish Quiz Night

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The recent quiz night put parishioners' general knowledge to the test, gave us a lot of fun, and rasied a few pounds for the narthex fund.

Narthex progress update

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It's been a big week on the construction site, as the roof windows have been put in place, and the roof itself has been tiled.

A cold but bright night

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A dry but chilly night as families gathered for our annual fireworks display, organised by the Scout leaders.

Called Beyond

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This week parishioners at St Clare's have been exploring the theme 'Vocation' as part of a week entitled, "Called Beyond."

Now for the roof...

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Work on the narthex is progressing well, with a lot of progress being made on the roof this week.

Day of Renewal: The Holy Spirit

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On Saturday Fr Frankie Mulgrew led an inspiring Day of Renewal on the theme "What the Holy Spirit does in the life of a believer".

Blackpool Lights Trip

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A coach full of parishioners made the short trip to Blackpool this evening, to visit the famour illuminations and get some Friday fish and chips.

Taking shape

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The shape of the new narthex is becoming visible, with the steel frame of the facade installed this morning.

Indian Dinner Night

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Great food and good company tonight at the Indian Dinner evening, which raised £838 for our parish Syria project.

Goodbye to the porch

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Today the church porch was used for the last time before being demolished in the coming days.


Illustration of the new Narthex for St Clare's church


From Monday 4th September the builders will be on site, demolishing the porch before building the narthex. The project is expected to take 16 weeks, so should be finished (weather permitting) just before Christmas. The information below explains how St Clare’s will function during the building work:

Feast of St Clare

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Today the parish has been celebrating the feast of its patron, St Clare.

Parish Open Meeting

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On Friday night parishioners gathered for an open meeting, a chance to take stock of where the parish is, and to set some priorities for the time ahead.