ST CLEMENT'S CHURCH

St Clement's has a friendly, diverse and joyful congregation

working in partnership with the Anchor Project, our church's community project,

which works out of the building on Mondays to Fridays in term-time.

We meet on Sunday mornings at 10.30 a.m.,

and usually have a shorter all-age service on the fourth Sunday of the month.

Rosy Fairhurst, our Vicar is assisted by Kevin Barnard, Robin Gamble, and Anna Gulland,

our benefice children's and youth worker.

 

We have inherited a beautiful arts and crafts building given by the Hon Sarah Whittuck and consecrated in 1894. We are looking for more partners to share space with us, help develop the building, and serve the community sustainably in different ways. Currently we are in a development process and would love to hear from anyone looking for space in this vibrant, multicultural location within walking distance of Bradford city centre. 

 

You are always welcome to visit the building by arrangement - contact the parish office on office.heartandanchor@gmail.com or on 01274 775885 - and you can contact the Vicar on this number and on rosy.fairhurst@leeds.anglican.org

You can book St Clements for events and parties by contacting Indi from Anchor Project on 07483 104646, or via info@anchorproject.org.uk

Development Updates

We've been working hard to get going again after lockdown. Our boiler broke down just before lockdown and we had two insurance claims during the pandemic, after a flood and an outbreak of mould. 

 

The wonderful good news is that we now have: 

  • a new carpet in the back room, 

  • newly refurbished toilets - with hot running water and improved disabled access

  • an improved access ramp and entrance 

  • a renovated Anchor Project Office and Vestry toilet

  • new heating at the back of church. 

 

Also, Sandra's nephew kindly painted the vestry porch and the blank noticeboard for us.

 

Of course this is only the beginning. A small group of us have been meeting with Adrian Cook, an early retired consultant who offered his help through Wellsprings - the Church of England Diocese of Leeds's social outreach arm. We have identified priority projects, started to work through them and agreed that we have reached the stage where we need to work on our church's vision and plan. 

So far, we have:

  • Got the Prayer Chain going again - please see Sheila if you would like to join it

  • Got the Church Sign updated - many thanks to Janice

  • Agreed a process for church minor repairs

  • Inducted two new keyholders and got bookings going again.

 

We are still looking to raise funds for the internal glass porch to keep the heat in and the wind and rain out and to enable us to open the door to show all the life within. We are also getting a new quote for a green heating system for the main church, solar panels for the huge south facing roof.

We need to show funders what money we have raised ourselves - Janice is going lead on getting us going with our own events, which will also be a great way to engage with our community and have a lot of fun. 

 

As we move forward our challenges and opportunities get bigger.