3rd Sunday after Trinity 2024 (Online Holy Communion)

Occuring
for 6 days, 14 hours, 59 mins
Venue
Address

We continue our journey through the season of "Ordinary Time", but there is nothing ordinary about this period of the Churches year. It is called this simply because the weeks of Ordinary Time are numbered. The Latin word 'ordinalis', refers to numbers in series, from which we get the English word 'order'.

The numbered weeks represent the ordered life of the Church - a period in which we live our lives neither in feasting (as in the Christmas and Easter seasons), nor in reflection or penance (as in the seasons of Advent and Lent), instead the Church focuses on growth and renewal, and looks forward in expectation of of the second coming of Christ.

Our services in our churches continue as normal, however, we recognise that through ill health, frailty, or infirmity, not everyone is able to join us every week. Therefore, if you are unable to attend in person, you are warmly invited to join in with our Rector, The Revd Mark Woodrow, from your own home, as he celebrates Holy Communion from the Vicarage.

The readings for today are Ezekiel 17:22-24, 2 Corinthians 5:6-17, and Mark 4:26-34.

The hymns for today are, Lord for the years, and, O for a heart to praise my God.

A service booklet to accompany this service is available to download below or please email [email protected] to receive a copy automatically each week.

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4th Sunday after Trinity 2024 (Online Holy Communion)

Occuring
for 5 days, 14 hours, 59 mins
Venue
Address

We continue our journey through the season of "Ordinary Time", but there is nothing ordinary about this period of the Churches year. It is called this simply because the weeks of Ordinary Time are numbered. The Latin word 'ordinalis', refers to numbers in series, from which we get the English word 'order'.

The numbered weeks represent the ordered life of the Church - a period in which we live our lives neither in feasting (as in the Christmas and Easter seasons), nor in reflection or penance (as in the seasons of Advent and Lent), instead the Church focuses on growth and renewal, and looks forward in expectation of of the second coming of Christ.

Our services in our churches continue as normal, however, we recognise that through ill health, frailty, or infirmity, not everyone is able to join us every week. Therefore, if you are unable to attend in person, you are warmly invited to join in with our Rector, The Revd Mark Woodrow, from your own home, as he celebrates Holy Communion from the Vicarage.

The readings for today are Job 38:1-11, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, and Mark 4:35-41.

The hymns for today are, I heard the voice of Jesus say, and, There's a wideness in God's mercy.

A service booklet to accompany this service is available to download below or please email [email protected] to receive a copy each week.

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Morning Prayer

Occuring
Every Fourth Sunday at for 45 mins
Venue
Clare, St Peter & St Paul
Address
High Street Clare Suffolk, CO10 8NY, United Kingdom

Join us for a simple lay-led service of Morning Prayer

5th Sunday after Trinity 2024 (Online Holy Communion)

Occuring
for 5 days, 14 hours, 59 mins
Venue
Address

We continue our journey through the season of "Ordinary Time", but there is nothing ordinary about this period of the Churches year. It is called this simply because the weeks of Ordinary Time are numbered. The Latin word 'ordinalis', refers to numbers in series, from which we get the English word 'order'.

The numbered weeks represent the ordered life of the Church - a period in which we live our lives neither in feasting (as in the Christmas and Easter seasons), nor in reflection or penance (as in the seasons of Advent and Lent), instead the Church focuses on growth and renewal, and looks forward in expectation of of the second coming of Christ.

Our services in our churches continue as normal, however, we recognise that through ill health, frailty, or infirmity, not everyone is able to join us every week. Therefore, if you are unable to attend in person, you are warmly invited to join in with our Rector, The Revd Mark Woodrow, who is joined by our Curate, The Revd Dr Karen Smith, as he celebrates Holy Communion from the Vicarage.

The readings for today are Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15;2:23-24, 2 Corinthians 8:7-15, and Mark 5:21-43.

The hymns for today are, Thanks to God whose word was spoken, and, Jesus Christ is waiting.

A service booklet to accompany this service is also available to download below, or please email [email protected] to receive a copy each week automatically.

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Revd Karen's First Celebration of the Eucharist

Occuring
for 1 hour, 30 mins
Venue
Clare, St Peter & St Paul
Address
High Street Clare Suffolk, CO10 8NY, United Kingdom

Our Curate, The Revd Dr Karen Smith will be ordained Priest on Saturday 29th June.

All are invited to join her for a special benefice celebration service on Sunday 30th June 2024 at 10am where Revd Karen will celebrate the Eucharist for the very first time.

We are delighted that The Revd Canon Matthew Vernon, Canon Pastor and Sub-Dean of the Cathedral will be our guest preacher.

Please note that this will be the only service in the Benefice this Sunday.

Music in Country Churches at Clare : The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge

Occuring
for 2 hours
Venue
Clare, St Peter & St Paul
Address
High Street Clare Suffolk, CO10 8NY, United Kingdom

Music in Country Churches has arranged concerts in over 55 country churches and made donations of nearly £600,000 to the churches that hosted its concerts. Artists who have taken part in the concerts include the Borodin String Quartet, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Murray Perahia, Sir Colin Davis, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, and many others. The former Prince of Wales was the Charity’s first Patron, and over the years the former Patron and other members of the Royal Family have regularly attended our concerts.

Music in Country Churches has revisited some of the larger churches where it has held concerts. These return visits have been aimed at fundraising to help with the running costs of the smaller churches within their benefices.

“Our parish churches are an inalienable part of Englishness, the vertical centrepiece in every village composition, and the focus of so much that is important in our lives.”
Matthew Rice, Chairman

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Coffee, Cake and Chat

Occuring
Monthly. Every First Saturday at for 2 hours
Venue
Clare, St Peter & St Paul
Address
High Street Clare Suffolk, CO10 8NY, United Kingdom

Come and join us in Clare Parish Church for Coffee, Cake and Chat!

Fair trade Coffee, Delicious Cakes, and a change to meet up with friends old and new.

No Charge - but Donations Welcome.

Children's activities also available.

No Coffee Morning in February 2024 due to the improvement works to servery area taking place.

Parish Communion

Occuring
Every First, Third Sunday at for 1 hour
Venue
Clare, St Peter & St Paul
Address
High Street Clare Suffolk, CO10 8NY, United Kingdom

Join us for our regular service of Holy Communion.

Evening Prayer

Occuring
Monthly. Every Second Sunday at for 45 mins
Venue
Clare, St Peter & St Paul
Address
High Street Clare Suffolk, CO10 8NY, United Kingdom

Join us for a simple service of Evening Prayer.

Author Annie Garthwaite returns to Clare Church

Occuring
for 1 hour
Venue
Clare, St Peter & St Paul
Address
High Street Clare Suffolk, CO10 8NY, United Kingdom

Many of you will remember the wonderful event with had with Annie Garthwaite when she visited Clare Church in the summer of 2022. Annie talked about and read from her debut novel Cecily.
The historical novel was based on the real Cecily Neville who had links to our town of Clare in Suffolk.

1431 is a dangerous time for a woman to be defiant. England has been fighting France for 100 years. At home, power-hungry men within a corrupt government manipulate a weak king – and name Cecily’s husband, York’s loyal duke, an enemy. As the king’s grasp on sanity weakens, plots to destroy York take root… It will take all of Cecily’s courage and cunning to save her family. But when the will to survive becomes ambition for a crown, will she risk treason to secure it? Inside closed bedchambers and upon bloody battlefields, CECILY portrays war as women fight it.

I am delighted to report that Annie tells me that our event in the church is still one of her favourite events and has asked if she may return to talk about her brand new novel – The King’s Mother, which starts 30 years later as we return to the world of Cecily Neville…

1461 – Through blood and battle Edward has gained England’s throne as king by right and conquest – eighteen years old and unstoppable.
Cecily has piloted his rise to power and stands at his shoulder now, first to claim the title King’s Mother.
But to win a throne is not to keep it and war is come again. As brother betrays brother, and trusted cousins turn treacherous, other mothers rise up to fight for other sons.
Cecily must focus her will to defeat every challenge. Wherever they come from. Whatever the cost.
For there can be only one King, and only one King’s Mother. From the Wars of the Roses to the dawn of the Tudor age, this is a story of mothers and sons; of maternal ferocity and female ambition – of all they can build and all they can destroy.

Tickets just £5.00 and include a glass of something.

Tickets available now from Harris & Harris Bookshop (cash is preferred) Call 01787 277267 or pop in to collect your ticket.

The King’s Mother will be released on 11th July and reservations are always welcome, but not necessary as we will have plenty of copies of both books.

We shall be offering a discount of £2 off the price of the £16.99 book, making it a fabulous £14.99

Vicarage Garden Party & Sale

Occuring
for 3 hours, 30 mins
Venue
The Vicarage
Address
14 High Street Clare Suffolk, CO10 8NY

Come and enjoy a Garden Party in the Vicarage, browse some of the stalls and meet neighbours old and new.

Help raise funds for Clare Parish Church

Everyone Welcome

Safeguarding Training (Leadership Part 1)

Occuring
for 2 hours
Venue
St Mary's Church, Haverhill
Address
High Street Haverhill Suffolk, CB9 8AX

This is an in person training event, especially for those who are unable to complete the online training.

In order to attend this course you must have completed the "Foundation" Training

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Safeguarding Training (Leadership Part 2)

Occuring
for 2 hours
Venue
St Mary's Church, Haverhill
Address
High Street Haverhill Suffolk, CB9 8AX

This is an in person training event, especially for those who are unable to complete the online training.

In order to attend this course you must have completed the "Foundation" Training and "Leadership Part 1"

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