A parishioner at St Mary-on-the-Hill in Wednesbury is hoping to start a local chapter of the Guild of St Clare; there will be an exploratory meeting this Saturday 24th September 2022 at 11am in the church hall. Directions are available in the sidebar.
The Guild of St Clare was founded in Oxford in 2009. Its purpose is to repair and make the liturgical vestments necessary for the celebration of the traditional liturgy of the Catholic Church, to pass on the skills necessary for this, and to promote domestic sewing.
The Guild today runs two Sewing Retreats each year, where liturgical sewing is combined with spiritual talks and liturgy, one in the spring and one in the autumn.
It also runs Vestment Mending Days in London on Saturdays.
There are local chapters around the country.
Everyone is welcome at Guild events: appropriate tasks can be found for all skill levels.
The Guild is affiliated with the Latin Mass Society, which was founded in 1965 to promote traditional Catholic liturgy. The Latin Mass Society is a registered charity, number 248388.
The Guild’s spiritual patron is St Clare of Assisi, who, like many female religious over the centuries, made liturgical vestments.