The church in Clavering is a Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP) between the Church of England, Methodist and United Reformed Churches. Services are usually held in the Parish Church, but sometimes in the Christian Centre in Stortford Road. They may be led by ministers from any of the three Churches.
Clavering is also part of a joint Anglican benefice with Arkesden, Berden, Langley, Manuden and Wicken Bonhunt. Each church normally holds three Sunday services a month, along with a monthly Benefice Breakfast Service which is held in a different parish each month.
Details of services in the six parishes are shown in the local Parish Magazine, which is published 11 times a year and is usually available from the Parish Church and the village shop. Details of Clavering Services are displayed in the Church porch and can also be found on the 'a church near you' website. (Key in a church near you go to parish finder and type in Clavering)
From January 2014 the normal service pattern for Clavering will be:
Family Service (usually at christian centre)
Holy Communion (1662)
Breakfast Service - check location
Benefice Communion - check location
Refreshments are usually served after the services on 2nd & 3rd Sundays
These times are subject to change during church festivals and special services, so always check. Please note the 11.00 service is held in the Christian Centre in Stortford Road (use back door entrance), in January, February and March.
Other Regular Events:
1st Monday each month at 2.30pm: Christian Fellowship at the Christian Centre: - good company, speakers and refreshments. More details in the Parish Magazine or from the Vicar
2nd Monday each month at 10.30 am Walk & Talk. - A short morning walk in the benefice, during which we pray, discuss a bible reading and exchange lots of social conversation. More details in the Parish Magazine of from firstname.lastname@example.org
The Church also holds other social and fund raising events throughout the year, details of which can be found in the Parish Magazine or from the Vicar or Churchwardens.
In The Church:
There are usually copies of the parish magazine available in the Church. It is also delivered to households within the parish. If you would like it delivered to you please contact John Hosford (details above) and leave a message. He will ask your local distributor to make the necessary arrangements.
There is a selection of books for sale at the back of the Church, most books are priced at 50p and you are asked to put the money in an envelope and in the wall safe by the door.
Church Guides are on the table by the door and are priced at £1. Again please put the money in the wall safe.
Church Cards are also available to purchase and if you require packs of 5 or 10 please contact Janet Hosford on 01799 550515 or email@example.com
Clavering Christian Centre:
The Clavering Christian Centre in Stortford Road is available for hire. For more details contact Mien Ramuz on 01799 550419 or firstname.lastname@example.org