O Come Ye To Bethlehem


Our beautiful Christmas crib brings Bethlehem to our church, and invites us all to come and adore Our Lord.

A Yorkshire Christmas


Dozens of parishioners made the journey across the Pennines to Leeds for the Franciscan Sisters' live nativity and a visit to the city's Christmas market.

Father Michael Lakeland RIP

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With great sadness we learned that Fr Michael Lakeland, Parish Priest of St Clare's 1982-2008, died on 17th July.

Joy, peace and healing


What an amazing week we have had with the Franciscans of the Renewal - God has been very active among us!

Adoremus Weekend

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Two coach loads of parishioners went to Liverpool at the weekend, to take part in 'Adoremus'.

New Parish Logo

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Perhaps you've seen our new parish logo and wonder what it represents. Here's an explanation...

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.