Sir David Amess, RIP
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am deeply saddened to hear of the terrible attack on Sir David, our local MP. As I am sure you know, he was a committed constituency MP, who made himself available and supported so much of what we did as a church. As a church we are committed to working across the whole community, and Sir David was a partner in that work.
We have opened a condolences book, and as a part of each service we will have a time of prayer for Sir David and his family.
Please pray for Sir David, hIs family, friends and colleagues. Please pray for our community at this time of loss.
God bless you, Fr Clive
On Thursday 21st at 7.30pm we offered Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of Sir David Amess MP.
Gathering Hymn from 7.20pm
President: Fr Clive Hillman, Priest-in-Charge, St Clement’s, Leigh
Gospeler: Fr Jeff Woolnough, Parish Priest, St Peter’s Catholic Church, Eastwood
Preacher: The Rev’d Andrew Cowley, Leigh Road Baptist Church
Intercessor: Gavin Dixon, Kings Church and Churches Together in Leigh
With Major (Dr) Jacquie Hanover, C.O. Leigh-on-Sea Salvation Army, Church and Community Centre
And The Music Man Project
Entry is via the South Porch. Please remember to sanitise your hands on entering the church, and respect the needs of others to distance.
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!
If you would like the newsletter for this Bible 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.
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.
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/
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.
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!