Churches Linked across Staffordshire and the Potteries (CLASP) is the grouping of Christian denominations, churches and agencies that work together across the midlands county of Staffordshire. The county comprises the eight boroughs of Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, Lichfield, Newcastle-under-Lyme, South Staffordshire, Stafford, Staffordshire Moorlands and Tamworth, plus the city of Stoke-on-Trent. Together they are home to 1.1 million people.

 CLASP’s aim is to help Christian denominations, congregations, agencies and organisations to learn from each other, encourage each other and work together, wherever possible, in God’s mission. CLASP is the intermediate ecumenical body linking the national structures of Churches Together in England and the partnerships of local churches, groups and projects in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

CLASP is sponsored by the Heart of England Baptist Association; the Church of England Diocese of Lichfield; the Birmingham, Chester/Stoke, Nottingham/Derby and Wolverhampton/Shrewsbury Districts of the Methodist Church; the Birmingham Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church, the West Midlands Division of the Salvation Army and the West Midlands Synod of the United Reformed Church. It also enjoys representation from, and works among, many Christian denominations, organisations and networking agencies.

_IMG8988Please direct queries to Robert Mountford, Ecumenical Mission Officer for Staffordshire and the Potteries, at bcce.clasp.emo@gmail.com or leave a message on 07514 035452.