St. Clare was born in the town of Assisi, in the Umbrian region of Italy, in 1193. Chiara or Clare meaning clear-radiant light was born of nobility and grew up with the privileges of wealth. Francis was born twelve years earlier. We can't tell the story of Clare without including Francis. He was her greatest inspiration, her mentor, her model.
|Our Church is placed under the patronage of St. Clare, who in her spiritual life was closely associated with St. Francis of Assisi, the founder of the great order of Friars Minor that bears his name, known as the Franciscans|
On March 29th 1971, the Secretary of State for Education and Science directed that a Roman Catholic Primary School be established in the Urban District of Fulwood and be called "St. Clare's".