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February 2018
22 Feb 2018

begin on Thursday 22nd Feb at the Parish centre of Our Lady of the Rosary.  Fr David Featherstone will be leading the first week and the theme over all is ‘Hope for Now’.   Please do come along. I’ve heard that there will be bacon butties available.

March 2018
13 Mar 2018

The stations of the cross were devised hundreds of years ago to give ordinary Christians an opportunity to walk the way of the cross with Jesus, without having to go to Jerusalem. People still appreciate them today as an aid to thinking about the events of Holy Week, before Easter .   This year we are looking at how we can bring the stations very close to home. In Jerusalem, on the Via Dolorosa, there is a place for each…

28 Mar 2018

Our journey to the cross with Christ continues with a service of light and dark.  Jesus’s entry into  Jerusalem on Palm Sunday starts off joyfully but as the week goes on the hopes of people begin to fade. It is all going wrong – or so it seems. This evening’s service brings out the drama of the story, and leads us into thinking about where our hopes for our lives and our world really lie. As with all our services, everyone…

29 Mar 2018

This evenings service is a traditional Eucharist (Holy Communion). The word Eucharist means ‘thanksgiving’ and that’s very much the flavour of the evening. The calm before the storm of Good Friday. Following the service the altars are stripped of their hangings and the decoration in the church is removed in preparation for Good Friday, The empty sanctuary leads us into  the watch in the garden of Gethsemane where Jesus, accompanied by his disciples,  faced the terrible prospect of death by crucifixion,…

30 Mar 2018

Why on earth is Good Friday named ‘Good’ when the events that took place on that day seemed to mean the end of all Jesus’s disciples’ hopes and dreams? Come along and find some answers and maybe find yourself wondering about a few more things in this reflective service in which we contemplate the events of the day of Jesus’s crucifixion. Singing, prayers and silence to celebrate a profound event that changed the course of human history and continues to change…

April 2018
01 Apr 2018

After the darkness of Good Friday, the emptiness of Holy Saturday the sun begins to rise.  We begin  the service in darkness, reading about how God began the work to lead humanity out of darkness to new life in the light of Christ.  Then the Easter fire is lit. Christ is Risen. We light the Easter Candle and bring it in to church – a tradition that spans 100’s of years. This ancient service is followed by the first communion…

November 2018
25 Nov 2018

A special thanksgiving service presided over by Bishop Mark (Middleton) to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of St Clements Church. The service will be followed by a celebration buffet lunch. All Welcome

December 2018
08 Dec 2018

8 am BCP Holy Communion Isaiah 35.1-10 1 Corinthians 4.1-5 Matthew 11.2-10 BCP Collect O Lord Jesu Christ, who at thy first coming didst send thy messenger to prepare thy way before thee; Grant that the ministers and stewards of thy mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready thy way, by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, that at thy second coming to judge the world we may be found an acceptable people…

January 2019
26 Jan 2019

Have you planned your wedding at St Clements Church in 2018, or are you thinking of doing so?  If so please come along to this meeting on Saturday  26th January in church and find out more. We will be covering: practical arrangements banns vows music readings fees preparation and any other things that you would like to discuss. for further information please contact Mrs Norma Mellor 01617484457  

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