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Welcome to Saint Clement's Church

Leigh-on-sea

Services

Service times are listed at the foot of this page.  All Masses are congregational.  One Mass per day is livestreamed (Ls), via https://www.facebook.com/saintclementleigh/videos/

We are collecting Harvest gifts for HARP, who need: pasta, pulses, tins of: pies, baked beans, fish, tomatoes, also tea bags, coffee, packs of snack biscuits, packs of small juice cartons, individual packets of crisps and toiletries such as feminime hygiene products, shampoo. Gifts can be left at Saint Clement's.  THANK YOU!!

Do come and enjoy our wilflife and wild flower garden in the churchyard, to the south of the church.  There are mown paths so that you can walk around and get close to the flowers, a very fine bug hotel, some formal flower beds - including those framing the Dunkirk memorial in the churchyard.  Dogs are welcome in the wildlife garden, but must be on a lead so as not to trample the plants or the grass, and please make sure to clean up any mess they make.  Thank you!

Weekly News

If you would like the newsletter for this week, The Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity and Harvest Thanksgiving, please click here, and here for this week's readings sheets.  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. 

Afghan Refugee Appeal

Saint Mary's Ilford, the Refugee Welcome Hub Church for our diocese, is hosting a fundraising appeal to help the Diocesan Refugee Engagement Team Assist Afghan Refugees arriving in East London and Essex. Donations can be made either online at https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/appeal/Afghan or give your donation in at Saint Clement's in one of our Afghan Refugee Appeal 2021 envelopes, they're bright red so easy to spot.  Thank you.

Collecting for HARP and for the local Foodbank

HARP are in great need of items including: pasta, tinned pies, pulses, baked beans, tinned fish, tinned tomatoes, tea bags, coffee, toiletries, feminine hygiene products, shampoo, packs of snack biscuits (KitKat, Penguin, etc.) packs of small cartons of juice and individual packets of crisps.

Our local Foodbank is also in great need.  Here's what's needed urgently: MEAT MEALS including: TINNED MEAT PIES, MEATBALLS, CHILLI, CURRY, etc.  Also: TINNED VEGETABLES, ESPECIALLY TINNED TOMATOES, CARROTS, PEAS and POTATOES.  LONG LIFE PUDDINGS like TINNED RICE PUDDING and CUSTARD. 

A prayer for all affected by coronavirus

We pray that we keep each other safe, and so keep ourselves safe at this time.

We pray for our nation, our town and for all affected by the Coronavirus especially remembering all who are sick and for all key workers at this time with immense gratitude for NHS staff and for our local shopkeepers for the work they are doing.

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen.

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.  

Saint Clement's continues to Live-Stream

Masses are streamed via:  https://www.facebook.com/saintclementleigh/videos/  Copies of Sunday Mass recordings are on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl7hEPJVGCJRqfzlE_7myXw/  

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

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 and Covid-19

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.

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic we support NHS Test & Trace and we ask for contact data for all who visit Saint Clement's.  For this we will need a telephone number for all visitors, you will be asked for this on arrival for visits outside of services, and before attending any service.

Please read the attached Covid-19 Test & Trace Privacy Notice, which you can download here.  You can also read how we use your data in general terms from our "Privacy Notice" which you can download here.

Face2Face Arts Chaplaincy

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

All Are Welcome Here - Covid guidelines notwithstanding of course...

We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, gay, confused, filthy rich, comfortable, or dirt poor.  We extend a special welcome to those who are crying new-borns, skinny as a rake or could   afford to lose a few pounds. You’re welcome if you are Old Leigh, New Leigh, Not Leigh, or just passing by.

We welcome you if you can sing like Pavarotti or can’t carry a note in a bucket. You’re welcome here if you’re ‘just browsing,’ just woke up or just got out of prison. We don’t care if you’re more Christian than the Archbishop of Canterbury, or haven’t been in church since little Jack’s christening.

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 resume on Saturday 25th September with a Macmilla Coffee Morning, so do come along to help us support this terrific charity.  We look forward to returning to tea, coffee and cake! 

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