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Welcome to Saint Clement's Church

Leigh-on-sea

Church Reopening

We are open for Private Prayer and visitors.  Mass times are currently restricted, as is congregation capacity which is on a strictly limited basis.  Those intending to return to worship must contact the Parish Administrator for further details.  Please do not attend if you have not been in touch to give your Mass day / time preferences and heard back that you have been allocated a place.  Click here for information on how we will be worshipping.   

​If you have any questions about this please email: saintclementsleigh@outlook.com, or 'phone: 07884 148148.  Thank you.

Parish Magazine

The monthly magazine produced by Saint Clement's editorial team is filled with interesting articles, insights into parish life and many useful facts.  We will not be printing copies again this month, due to Covid-19.  Please click here to download the magazine for August 2020, and click here to download the magazine for July 2020.  

Weekly News

The parish newsletter for Saint Clement's is produced each Sunday, along with readings sheets for each week.  Please click here for this week's readings, and here for this week's newsletter, The Eighth Sunday after Trinity, 2nd August, and here for last Sunday's newsletter, 26th July.  NB: Please refer to the online calendar and other online notices for service times.  Also, we have an update on the current needs of some of our local charities, please click here for information.

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. 

Saint Clement's will continue to Live-Stream

Masses continue to be streamed via:  https://www.facebook.com/saintclementleigh/videos/  Copies of the recordings are on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl7hEPJVGCJRqfzlE_7myXw/  

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

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 grateful thanks for NHS staff and for our local shopkeepers for the work they are doing.

Other online worship

There are other ways you can worship and pray from home.  

- Morning and Evening Prayer is available from the Church of England website at: https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-daily-prayer

- You can join with the brethren of the Community of the Resurrection for their round of monastic worship at:  https://www.facebook.com/CoRMirfield/

- Follow the prayer support series from the Jesuits at Pray as you Stay: https://pray-as-you-go.org/retreat/pray-as-you-stay

Fundraising news:

Registered Charity number: 1130512

Please click here for an update on local charities, and how we can help.

Help raise funds for Saint Clement's Church - Leigh whenever you shop online!  Use easyfundraising to shop with over 3,300 retailers including all the Big Names – when you shop, you’ll raise a free donation for Saint Clement's Church - Leigh every time, it’s that easy!  Just click on this link to help support us when you're shopping online.  Thank you!!

Click here to go to our Fundraising page, where you will find details of all of our fundraising activities.

Thank you to everyone who supports our fundraising events, and especially for your understanding at this uncertain time.  

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 Jill Healey, 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.  In 2018 a change in UK law required us to inform you about consent in how we contact you.  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 wish to support NHS Test & Trace, so we will now ask for contact data for all who visit Saint Clement's.  For this we need the 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

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

Our regular services are being held in private for the duration of the Covid-19 outbreak.  Please see the note above for more detail.

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

Coffee Mornings online

Watch this space for information about whether we are able to host a virtual Coffee Morning on Sundays, via Zoom.  Please contact us at saintclementsleigh@outlook.com, or 07884 148148, for details.

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