Clavering Local Ecumenical Partnership
Methodist, URC and Church of England
St Mary & St Clement, Church End, Clavering CB11 4PJ
Sunday Worship or at St Mary & St Clement and or at The Christian Centre (formerly the URC church). Please see plan for details.
Revd Roy Fowler (URC) Revd Margaret Davis (C of E) There are currently no plans to appoint a Methodist Minister
Clavering LEP was formed in 2002 by bringing together the three denominations in the village, that of Methodist, URC and Anglican. At that time the Methodist chapel was sold, and the proceeds used to modernise the URC chapel which is now used as a Christian Centre. Worship takes place in both the Anglican Church and the Christian Centre. There is a monthly rota for worship with a mix of Anglican 1662 Eucharist, Anglican Evensong, Free Church services and all age worship, with occasional Methodist and URC Communion services. In order to overcome the use of 3 different hymnbooks in worship, Clavering are working on their own hymnbook with a mix of hymns and songs that are commonly used!!
There is no active youth work on Sundays at present, but a series of occasional craft afternoons which involves local children and parents is building relationships The all age worship can attract some families to this worship as well. There is also active involvement in the local school, which is very welcoming; this currently involves taking assemblies and some direct work in the classroom. As well as the work with the young people, Clavering provides activities for the elderly with a Monday afternoon meeting. The Benefice of which Clavering is a part runs a Benefice-wide Bible study group once a fortnight and this attracts between 8-10 people with around half of these from Clavering itself. This provides spiritual input and growth and is an important part of the work in the Benefice and the LEP. There is a planning group which provides ideas for worship which involves the local community.