Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Opening St Clement's Church

We're pleased to announce that St Clement's church building has reopened, with a few changes to our layout in order to adhere to careful social distancing and safety protocols. The church building is open on weekdays, 12 noon to 3pm for private prayer.

We're also delighted that some public worship is resuming in the church, with a short, spoken service of Matins and Holy Communion in the South Aisle on Wednesdays at 11am. Please do join us if you are able to, and are comfortable coming into the church.

Our 11am Sunday Mass continues to be celebrated via Zoom, please do see our website or previous news items for details of how to join us.


Sunday, 26 July 2020

Motet: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace

This Sunday at our online Zoom Eucharist, the choir presented their next multi-track recording, singing Wesley's sublime anthem, "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace". It's a great joy that even though the choir isn't able to meet in the same space to rehearse and sing, they are at least able to stay in touch and create music from their own homes for our congregation to share and enjoy.


Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Motet for Corpus Christi

Last Sunday at our online Zoom Eucharist, we celebrated the feast of Corpus Christi. To enhance our worship, the choir prepared their first ever multi-track recording, singing Byrd's beautiful setting of Ave Verum Corpus. Like many others, the choir can't wait to be back singing together in the same space, but for now we are pleased we are able to bring the singers together virtually for this performance. We hope you enjoy!


Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Stations of the Resurrection at St Clement's

We're pleased to share our "Stations of the Resurrection" this Eastertide at St Clement's. This is a companion to our Stations of the Cross which we released during Holy Week, and features a meditative reading of twelve 'Stations' telling of Jesus's resurrection, ascension, and the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.

The sequence incorporates scripture, alongside poetry by Malcolm Guite, read by parishioners of St Clement's Church, Cambridge. The readings are accompanied by images of both the modern world, and depictions of Jesus's actions after the resurrection. The sequence finishes with a recording of The Choir of St Clement's singing Thomas Morley's "I am the resurrection and the life", sung at St Clement's in November 2019.


Monday, 18 May 2020

Sermon by Fr John Summers - 17th May 2020

We offer our apologies to those who were unable to join last Sunday's service online via Zoom. We suffered a number of technical issues with the online platform, and were not the only church in the UK experiencing difficulties that morning.

For those who missed Fr John Summers' excellent sermon that morning, we are pleased to be able to offer it online on our YouTube channel (alongside recordings of past sermons and services). We hope you enjoy!


Friday, 10 April 2020

Stations of the Cross at St Clement's

For this year's Good Friday, we have prepared a meditative reading of Malcom Guite's sonnet sequence, "Stations". Read by the parishioners of St Clement's Church, to celebrate the restoration of its station panels by Peter Hilken. We hope these are helpful in your own private prayers and reflections this Triduum.

Please do join us this afternoon at 2.00pm for our reflective service "An hour by the Cross". We will be hosting this on Zoom at: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/6200111351


Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Palm Sunday Eucharist available online

Unfortunately, a late change in Zoom's policies meant that not everyone was able to access this Sunday's online Eucharist for Palm Sunday. A recording of the service is now available to watch on our YouTube channel, including Bp Rowan's wonderful sermon reflecting on the Passion Gospel.

We apologise for the occasional loss of quality or poor audio in this video - we hope to have a more reliably recorded service next time around. Please do subscribe to our YouTube channel to revisit the latest services when they are uploaded.