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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, feel free to contact Sarah Toms on 01579 343306.
Do you have any mid-week meetings?
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.
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.
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.