Alleluia! Christ is Risen!
He is risen, indeed! Alleluia!
Traditionally Christians greet each other at Easter, not just in Mass but everywhere else, with the above ancient statement of faith. My prayer is that each of us this Easter can really feel that joy of the Lord’s resurrection.
May Christ the Lord, rise in your hearts and teach you to love,
May Christ the Lord, rise in your minds and teach you all truth,
May Christ the Lord, rise in your bodies and teach you all works of good.
Alleluia! Christ is Risen!
He is risen, indeed! Alleluia!
All Masses are congregational. One Mass per day is livestreamed (Ls):
Changes to our usual schedule: There will be no Mass on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th April.
Prince Philip, R.I.P.
Following the announcement of the sad death of Prince Philip, Saint Clement's Church will be open to the public for private prayer only, between 11am and 2pm on Saturday 10th April.
The parish newsletter for Saint Clement's is produced each Sunday. Please click here for this week's newsletter, the Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday), 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.
A prayer for all those 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.
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/
As you may already know, many HARP events have been scaled down this year and will be online instead.
The next HARP event is the Spring Walk, click here for a leaflet all about this lovely annual event. The HARP website also has all the information you will need, via this link: https://www.harpsouthend.org.uk/spring-walk. Afternoon tea will be given to the person(s) that raise/s the most and the wackiest Spring Walk outfit/ Easter bonnet. (To be delivered/collected as appropriate.)
Collecting for HARP and for the local Foodbank
HARP are still in great need of items including: toiletries, tinned goods, pasta, individual drinks and snack bars.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registered Charity number: 1130512
Please see our Fundraising section for an update.
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. When the church reopens we will 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 lockdowns 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!