Church of England Diocese of Leeds Saint Clement, Bradford

Facilities and features

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Accessibility

We're working hard to upgrade them - but they exist already. . .

in theaccessible toilet in the back of church

Limited car parking in the church drive. Parking usually available in the surrounding streets and for big events we ask for permission to use the Karmand Centre carpark next door - which is very big.

Accessible Toilet

We have one child who has autism in our regular congregaton

again we are working to improve this, but we have one already - and a wheelchair in the building

We are a very inclusive church and are used to welcoming people with different mobility issues, physical and mental health conditions


Our Building

Grad II* listed building because of our gorgeous Salviati mosaic and Wm Morris & Company ceiling in the sanctuary, angels in the spandrels of the nave, and pulpit. Some mousy furniture too.


Music and Worship

We are a great venue for concerts and live music. We had Fiat Lux play here in October and hope this is the first of many. . .

We have a fine Binns of Bradford organ and a fine organist to play it in Peter Richardson.

There used to be one and we are exploring starting a youth choir at the moment.

Well, we had one once and have aspirations. . . one or our children sometimes plays the drums and we welcome newcomer musicians with open arms


Groups, Courses and Activities

Youth Group

We offer preparation courses for Baptism, bible studies and other courses at different times through the year. Currently we are preparing for our Baptism and Confirmation service on January 12th 2020

The Anchor Project holds a drop in 10-12 Tuesday mornings during termtime and we have a number of asylum seekers and those who have gained asylum in our congregation. We usually have someone around who can translate from Farsi to English and also Congolese, Ghanaian, Nigerian, Eritraean people amongst others in our very diverse congregation and community

The Anchor Project, which meets in church and which St Clements originally founded, holds a weekly Elders Lunch on Mondays during Termtime. Contact 07483 104646 for details

The Anchor Project holds a weekly drop in for Asylum Seekers in church 10-12 on Tuesdays during termtime. Contact 07483 104646 for more details

The Anchor Project was founded by the church 15 years ago and became a separate charity a couple of years ago - but enjoys very strong links with the church and still operates from the church. It has its own website www.anchorproject.org.uk and its leader is Indi Elcock. John Joyce is Chair of Trustees

We have lots of children in our church and hold children's group during the Sunday service


Help for Visitors

We have free wifi through the church

We welcome schools who want to visit our building and other groups by arrangement through the office 01274 775885

We have guidebooks to our lovely Arts and Crafts church. Visits by arrangement - the building is basically open 9.30-3.30 Mondays to Fridays but it is good to check in advance on 07483 104646 or via the church office 01274 775885

Our church is usually open Monday to Friday during termtime, though sometimes you will need to ring the bell at the Anchor Project entrance round the side - and if you want to be sure you can visit you will need to ring and arrange in advance.


Other Features

FairTrade

We have bags from the Foodbank at our Anchor Project Tuesday morning drop in for asylum seekers

#FollowTheStar

We regularly use a data projector and microphones, though we would like to upgrade our sound system.

We are in the youngest part of the youngest city in Europe. We have lots of schools!
The population of this parish is 12750 covering our whole country. It ranks 188 out of 12425, where 1 is the most deprived parish. It is in the top 1% most deprived neighbourhoods in the country.
It also has one of the highest populations of Muslims of any parish in the country, and boasts two Gurdwaras and a Hindu temple.

We no longer have a separate hall, but we do hire out our substantial back room with full kitchen and on occasion the whole church for concerts, parties and other events