To all who visit our church and attend services, especially for Christingle and our Christmas Fair this weekend. We hope you find a welcoming and uplifting place of worship and look forward to meeting you again soon. Coming up at St. Clement's:
Follow Diego the Donkey to Christmas
The story of Christmas can be seen in lovely pictures that are in 12 of the shops in Leigh. See if you can find Diego the Donkey in these pictures telling the story of Christmas. The pictures will be in the shops from 25th November to 31st December.
In each picture you will find Diego the Donkey and a word, write the word down in its box on this page (click here to download the page) and you will see that when the words are put together in a sentence, it reminds us to love and care for everyone and everything. Collect the 12 words, and if you come along to St. Clement's on Sunday 1st January 2017 for the 11:30 Family Service you can claim a prize.
Click here for information about Christmas Services, including the Folk Carol Service, Carols by Candlelight, the beautiful Crib Service, Midnight Mass and more.
The parish newsletter for St. Clement's is produced each Sunday. To see a recent copy click here.
The monthly magazine produced by St.Clement's editorial team is filled with interesting articles, insights into parish life and many useful facts, the magazine can be bought from St. Clement's Church. Click here to download.
All Are Welcome Here
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!