A Three Week Transformation

It’s church, but not as you know it…

St Clare's

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It’s just three weeks since we were given the keys to the building that would be St Clare’s. We had just three weeks to transform a tired and somewhat neglected building into a warm and hospitable space, ready to open our doors on St Clare’s day.

It’s amazing what you can achieve in three weeks with hard work, and love.

The vision for the building has grown with our vision for St Clare’s.  We wanted a space that people would feel confident, even eager to walk into; that inspired interest and curiosity; that looked like a friendly, safe place to enter. Naomi and I recently had a sabbatical, and taking the opportunity to visit other churches we were reminded afresh how daunting it can be to take that first step through the doors of an unknown church. If we – a pair of seasoned priests – found it hard, how…

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