Common Questions

CleerWay Community Church meeting at he St. Cleer Carnival.
Who We Are

How did CleerWay Community Church begin?

CleerWay started in 2009 when two house groups from Grace Community Church Cornwall felt the need for a contemporary church within the parish of St Cleer.  We started monthly café style services in the Memorial Hall which were so successful that in September 2010 we moved to the St. Cleer Primary School.  We subsequently became an independent community church meeting on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.  We currently have meetings open to everybody every Sunday morning at 10:30 at St. Cleer Memorial Hall, Well Lane, St. Cleer near Liskeard PL14 5EA.

Who is it for?

All are welcome to come to any of our services, whatever their background or belief.  Our aim is to present the Christian faith in an easy to understand, jargon-free way.

How is the church financed?

The regular members of CleerWay Community Church support the church through financial gifts and standing orders. We do not take up a collection during our services and we do not expect visitors to give money to the church.  Those who wish to give will have the opportunity of putting their gift in to the offering basket at their convenience; alternatively, donations can be made via the Stewardship service by clicking on the following link:

Stewardship Service

What is a Church service at CleerWay Community Church like?

You will be welcomed with a cup of tea or coffee.  Our worship group consisting of keyboard, guitar, bass guitar and vocals to lead us in songs of worship to God.  The songs have a modern feel to them and are generally easy to sing and understand.  (We are praying in a drummer, so that we can have a proper rhythm section). People may share part of their life stories and how their faith in Jesus has helped them.  As we are a community church we try to inform folk of what is going on within the parish and encourage all who are able to get involved in local events.

We have a relevant, Bible based talk every week which is based around practical application of the teachings of Jesus to our everyday lives.  We pray for the local community and for various needs.  We offer prayer to individuals if this would be helpful.  We would be delighted to welcome you and your family and will make provision for children of all ages as necessary. 

What if you need to talk to somebody?

Our Pastor, Martin Bunkum, is trained in listening and caring.  He makes himself available before and after the service.  If you would like to make an appointment for a meeting in a more private environment, please phone him on 01579 641581 or 07817 465554 or email mbunkum@hotmail.com. Alternatively, feel free to contact  Sarah Toms on 01579 343306.

Do you have any mid-week meetings?

We have house groups which meet on Wednesdays.  Please contact Martin or Sarah for further details.


House groups are there to help us get to know one another and to encourage us to be more like Jesus.  There is always time for a well-prepared study of the Bible, prayer and time to ask those questions you always wanted to ask.
We also have a meeting on Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. at Darite village hall; this is a chance to have food together, get to know each other and have a discussion around a short bible-based talk which is relevant to our everyday lives.

What do you do within the local community?

We actively take part in the running of the Open Doors Café in the Centre of St. Cleer Village.  This is a free drop-in centre where everybody is welcome on a Tuesday or Thursday for a cuppa, cake and a chat.

We look for projects to undertake and to date have painted the inside of the memorial hall, the public toilets and the local bus shelters.  We serve at the annual village carnival and other local activities.

What do you believe?

Please see our full Statement of Faith for the complete answer to this question.  Put simply, we believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that He came on a rescue mission to offer you and me the opportunity to follow Him and in so doing give us a purposeful life that will last for ever.

Who are the leaders of CleerWay?

Please go to our Contacts page, where you will see details of the leaders.

Safeguarding information

Cleerway Community Church is committed to the safeguarding of children and adults with care and support needs and ensuring their well-being.  Specifically:

  • We recognise that we all have a responsibility to help prevent the physical, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect of children and young people (those under 18 years of age) and to report any such abuse that we discover or suspect.

  • We believe every child should be valued, safe and happy.  We want to make sure that children we have contact with know this and are empowered to tell us if they are suffering harm.

  • All children and young people have the right to be treated with respect, to be listened to and to be protected from all forms of abuse.

  • We recognise that we all have a responsibility to help prevent the physical, sexual, psychological, financial and discriminatory abuse and neglect of adults who have care and support needs and to report any such abuse that we discover or suspect.

  • We recognise the personal dignity and rights of adults who find themselves victims of forced marriage or modern slavery and will ensure all our policies and procedures reflect this.

  • We believe all adults should enjoy and have access to every aspect of the life of Cleerway Community Church unless they pose a risk to the safety of those we serve.

  • We undertake to exercise proper care in the appointment and selection of all those who will work with children and adults with care and support needs.

We are committed to:

  • Following the requirements for UK legislation in relation to safeguarding children and adults and good practice recommendations.

  • Respecting the rights of children as described in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  • Implementing the requirements of legislation in regard to people with disabilities.

  • Ensuring that workers adhere to the agreed procedures of our safeguarding policy.

  • Keeping up to date with national and local developments relating to safeguarding.

  • Following any denominational or organisational guidelines in relation to safeguarding children and adults in need of protection.

  • Supporting the safeguarding leads in their work and in any action they may need to take in order to protect children / adults.

  • Ensuring that everyone agrees to abide by these recommendations and the guidelines established by Cleerway Community Church.

  • Supporting parents and families.

  • Nurturing, protecting and safeguarding of children and young people.

  • Supporting, resourcing, training, monitoring and providing supervision to all those who undertake this work.

  • Supporting all in Cleerway Community Church affected by abuse.

  • Adopting and following the ‘Safe and Secure’ safeguarding standards developed by ThirtyOne:Eight.

 

These are the church's policy documents:

Safeguarding Code of Conduct

Safeguarding Policy

Whistleblowing Policy

Social Media Policy
 

Privacy Statement

What type of information do we collect?

 

If you fill in the Contact form on the Home page we receive and store your name, phone number and email address.

 

We may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information and methods used to browse away from the page.

 

How do we collect information?

 

We collect Non-personal and with your permission personal information for the following purposes:

 

  1. To provide and operate the Services.

  2. To provide an email list of members and supporters.

  3. To be able to contact our members and supporters with general or personalised service-related notices and diary information.

  4. To comply with any applicable laws and regulations.

 

How do we store, use, share and disclose your site visitors' personal information?

 

Our web site is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Some data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. 

How do we communicate with website visitors?

 

With your permission we may add your name and email address to our members’ and supporters’ email list.

 

How can site visitors withdraw their consent?

 

If you don’t want us to contact you any more, please contact us at enquiries@cleerway.org.uk

 

Privacy policy updates

 

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

 

Questions and your contact information

 

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, you are invited to contact us at enquiries@cleerway.org.uk