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Welcome to Saint Clement's Church

Leigh-on-sea

Sir David Amess, RIP

The Condolences Book at Saint Clement's has now closed.  We will never forget our truly exceptional MP, who helped so many people in so many ways and was held in deep affection by the people of this town.

Please continue to pray for Sir David, hIs family, friends and colleagues.  

God bless you, Fr Clive

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

Service times are listed at the foot of this page.  All Masses are congregational. 

Even though it's autumn you can still 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 - 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 Advent Sunday, 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. 

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. 

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 on Sundays at 8am and 9.30am and on Fridays via: https://www.facebook.com/saintclementleigh/videos/  Copies of Sunday Parish 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

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 resumed, so do come along for tea, coffee and cake! Our next Coffee Morning will be on Saturday 4th December, a Macmillan Christmas Coffee Morning.  Saturday 20th is our Patronal Festival hence no Coffee Morning.  The 27th November is our Christmas Fair, when refreshments will be served all day, from 11am to 4pm.

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