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Welcome to Saint Clement's Church

Leigh-on-sea

God’s blessing on you all

Prayer for healthcare professionals: 

Everlasting God,
at this time we lift to you
those from all nations and backgrounds
who work on the front line in healthcare.
Give them skill and wisdom in their work.
Be their strength and their shield
as they give of themselves in the care of others.
Amen.

Saint Clement

Patron Saint of Leigh-on-Sea, Bishop of Rome, Apostolic Father, Martyr, Patron Saint of Sailors.  Click here for the prayer of Saint Clement.

Services

In order to comply with the law and enable us to keep this a safe place for worship please note: MASKS MUST BE WORN at all times, even when sitting in your seat, and hands sanitised on entry to the church.  Please also sanitise the area where you sit before leaving. 

There is a one way system in church, please adhere to this and at the end leave promptly by the West Door.  Socialising will need to be saved until you are outside.  THANK YOU again for your care and understanding.

Regular service times are listed at the foot of this page.  All Masses are congregational.  Please adhere to the updated Covid rules, as outlined above.  

Covid

Click here for our policy document re the Omicron variant of Covid 19.  

Wearing masks in church is now required by law.  All activities that involve socialising as a primary purpose, or a significant element, have ceased until given the go-ahead to restart.

The virus is airborne, removing masks means that the virus is released into an area in church which is multi-use.  It is not possible to keep a safe worship space with communal events going on. 

Saint Clement's Live-Stream

We are livestreaming all Masses via Youtube for those who feel uncertain about venturing out.  On Youtube please search for our page Parish Church of Saint Clement's Leigh-on-Sea (you can also click here to find it; it's easy to subscribe, just hit the big SUBSCRIBE button, then you can easily find our streamed services.   

On Mondays we join Saint Alban's, Westcliff-on-Sea, for Mass live-streamed via: https://www.facebook.com/stalbanswos/videos/ 

Weekly News

For the newsletter for this Second Sunday of Epiphany, please click here, and for this Sunday's readings sheets for please click here.  NB: Please refer to the online calendar and other online notices for service times.

Please click here for our prayer calendar, and pray for the parish, that God’s will be done, and that He would bring the people of this parish into a relationship of love with Him. 

Collecting for HARP and for the local Foodbank

It's always terrible to be homeless or unable to feed your kids, but the cold weather just makes it worse.  Items are very much needed by HARP and our local Foodbank, including: pasta, tinned meat meals such as pies, mealballs, chilli, curry, etc., tinned veg especially tinned tomatoes, carrots, peas and potatoes.  Long life puds like tinned rice pudding and custard, also pulses, baked beans, tinned fish, tea bags, coffee, toiletries, feminine hygiene products, shampoo, packs of snack biscuits (KitKat, Penguin, etc.) packs of cartons of juice and individual packets of crisps.

Parish Magazine

The Saint Clement's monthly magazine is filled with interesting articles, insights into parish life and many useful facts.  If you would like an electronic copy please let us know via Parish Admin, 07884 148148 or by email at saintclementsleigh@outlook.com.  

Fundraising

Registered Charity number: 1130512

Please see our Fundraising section for an update.  

Safeguarding

We are committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, Victims/perpetrators of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults.  The PCC of Saint Clement's Church Leigh-on-Sea has approved safeguarding policies, copies are attached here.  Click here for our Child Safeguarding Procedure and click here for our Policy for the Safeguardfing of Adults in the Church. 

The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding.

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Gillian Alden, who may be contacted here (link).  Further information can be found on our Safeguarding page.

Data Protection

Your privacy is important to us, and we want to communicate with church members in a way which has their consent, and is in line with UK law on data protection.  A contact details form can be downloaded here for you to complete and return to us so that we may contact you in the way you choose and in line with GDPR regulations.

Face2Face Arts Chaplaincy

For more information about Face2Face arts at Saint Clement's, have a look at our Arts@ page.

We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome keep-fit mums, football dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems or you’re down in the dumps or if you don’t like ‘organised religion.’ We’ve been there too!

If you blew all your money on the horses, you’re welcome here. We offer a welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or because grandma is in town and wanted to go to church.

We welcome those who are inked, pierced or both. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down your throat as a kid or got lost on the London Road and wound up here by mistake. We welcome tourists, seekers and doubters, bleeding hearts ... and you!

"The Church of England Parish Church of Saint Clement of Rome, Leigh Town Church. Anglo-Catholic in Tradition and Inclusive in Welcome"

What's going on at Saint Clement's Church

Items for inclusion in the church calendar should be emailed to the Parish Office: saintclementsleigh@outlook.com

You can join in prayer from home via this link: https://www.facebook.com/saintclementleigh/videos/

Coffee Mornings

Saturday Coffee Mornings have had to cease due to the new development re Covid.  We will publish information to let you know as soon as they are able to resume.  We look forward, again, to when we can again serve you for tea, coffee and cake!  In the meanwhile keep yousefves safe and be assured of our prayers. 

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