Claire is Contemporary Performance Artist & Theologian in Residence at Chester Cathedral for three years, beginning September 2015.

The idea for this residency began when the Cathedral hosted a performance of Passion, a contemporary re-imagining of the passion story in dance, poetry and music, created, directed and performed in by Claire, in March 2015. The Chester stop was part of a highly successful UK-wide Cathedrals tour.

This is an exciting and innovative appointment and Claire’s brief at Chester Cathedral is, of necessity, only loosely defined. Her purpose is to engage with the liturgical, social and communal life of the Cathedral, making work that emerges from that engagement. Her approach is process-driven, emerging in a gradual unfolding from relationships formed and connections made.