The Guild of St Clare will be holding vestment mending workshops alongside server training with the Society of St Tarcisius on the following dates:
Wednesday, 18 January 2023
Saturday, 14 January 2023
Our next Sewing Retreat is in three weeks, and we still have a few places available. The dates are 3rd-5th February 2023, and it will take place at Park Place Pastoral Centre, Fareham.
For more information have a look at our website or watch this mini-documentary made by Peter Jones of One of Nine at last year's February retreat.
Friday, 13 January 2023
Sunday, 1 January 2023
|The perfect gift for the ecclesiastical stitcher|
Tuesday, 20 December 2022
We absorbed quite a lot of mulled wine and mince pies.
Some of us even managed to do some sewing.
It was a treat to see members from all over the country: a party came from the London chapter, including the founder of their chapter, Susan Gollop. We also had guests from as far afield as Kent and Herefordshire, as well as a representative from the Birmingham & Black Country chapter.
Festive knitwear and accessories were very much encouraged.
No one is too young or too old to join in either the work or the fun!
Vreni, the leader the of the London chapter, had brought with her some of the mantillas which are their special interest: as you can see it is mounted on a hairband. They are for sale from the Guild of St Clare at St Bede's for £5.
|A Guild of St Clare vestment mending session would be unthinkable without tea, and plenty of it.|
Every guest took away a party bag with a Christmas present from the Guild of St Clare: one of our beautiful bone china mugs, now available for sale from the Latin Mass Society shop.
I'm so grateful to everyone who came for making the party a success: it was lovely to see Guild of St Clare members gathered from all corners of England, and the perfect curtain-raiser to Christmas. I'm already planning next year's!
Saturday, 19 November 2022
Thursday, 3 November 2022
Lucy writes: It was a great pleasure to join the new Birmingham & Black Country Chapter at St Mary's on the Hill in Wednesbury last Saturday. I travelled up from Oxford with a fellow Oxford Chapter member, Clare Auty, so we could talk about our own experiences of the Guild of St Clare apostolate, and we were delighted to find such a committed and enthusiastic group. The Chapter Leader, Julie Roberts, is a talented and very experienced stitcher, with a particular interest in machine embroidery: this is a skill set which will greatly expand the range of projects they can undertake, and indeed enrich the whole Guild. They plan to meet monthly at St Mary's, on the last Saturdays of the month.
The Guild of St Clare now has five Chapters, spread over a good portion of England, and of course this means we are able to assist many more priests saying the Traditional Mass in maintaining and renewing their vestments. We are also able to welcome increasing numbers of laypeople from all over the country keen to serve the Church in this very special way.
If you are interested in joining one of our Chapters, or would like help in setting up a new one, please don't hesitate to get in touch.