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Fresher to Cambridge?

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Are you new to Cambridge University or settling into Anglia Ruskin University this autumn? Welcome!  We really hope this will be a great time for you.  Our experience as students and graduates is that church should and can be incredible. A home where you can be yourself, a community where you can be known.

CLC is a small community church that would be a good place for you if you want to be KNOWN. Whether you’re 100% full of faith and ready to start serving into church mission, or unsure whether you even believe in God, you’ll find people here who are genuinely interested in spending time with YOU.

This isn’t just sitting and talking, but going out and actively taking part in our community. That’s why there are people of all ages and all situations that make this church more than just a building (actually… we don’t have our own building).
So. You won’t find cliques here. You won’t go unnoticed. We come with a strong set of Jesus-values, but everyone who joins will be part of shaping what we look like. We think this is exciting, and hope you do too.
Jonathan

Adventures in Pottery

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(re)create learned how to do pottery this month. Under the skilled eye of Annie, we rolled, cut, shaped, moulded, wet, dried and eventually FIRED a selection of pots, plates, bowls, piggy-banks and other ornaments. Why? To get creative, learn new things and have fun – also to interact with one of the most Biblical of activities; to appreciate what the Bible means when it likens God to a potter and us to the clay (Isaiah 64:8), to hold in our hands the same kind of jars Gideon’s army broke to reveal their lights and startle their enemies (Judges 7:20), and to get the beautiful analogy of having ‘treasure in clay jars’ (2 Corinthians 4:7).

… If only it were that simple! We found out that in our modern lives we don’t really have all the know-how to so easily produce ceramics! Or at least, it’s not so easy! The ‘kiln’ (an oil drum packed with flammable things) mostly made our beautiful creations smash, exploding from within as the heat hit them. Having said that, a few recognisable and very well ‘vitrified’ (learned a new word, means made hard and brittle) items did emerge from the flames! Good fun, thanks Annie.

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Happily Moulding & Shaping

 

In pieces...

In pieces…

Aligning Rescued bits of 'Vitrified' Pottery

Aligning Rescued bits of ‘Vitrified’ Pottery