Saint Clement's Church is Open
We are open for Private Prayer and visitors. Mass times are as listed, with restricted congregation capacity.
From October there will be no need to book to attend Mass on Sundays, or weekdays. Our busiest Mass is the Sunday 9.30am, so if you wish to attend this one make sure you come along early to get a place.
Click here for information on how we will be worshipping.
A Day of Remembrance, at Saint Michael & All Angels
You may have seen the recent Leigh Times article about a “Day to Remember“ those who have died to date, in the time of Covid. Unfortunately the article had a couple of typos.
This event, which is a day of remembrance where all are welcome to drop in, is being held at Saint Michael & All Angels, Mount Avenue, and not at Saint Clement’s.
Collecting for HARP
Thank you to all who supported Harvest Festival in this difficult year. At Saint Clement's we will continue to collections for HARP, which can be left in the marked box by the church tower door. Items needed include: toiletries, tinned goods, pasta, individual drinks and snack bars. If you are still unable to get to church, we will happily collect donations; please contact us via the Parish Administrator to arrange collection.
Thank you to the church flower team who created the lovely display of fruits of the sea and the earth outside church, reflecting Leigh as an historic Fishing Community and a Farming one. No farms left, but the fishing continues.
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 October 2020 and here for the September magazine.
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 newsletter, Sunday 18th October, the Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist, and here for last week's, Sunday 11th, 18th Sunday after Trinity. For the readings sheets please click here for Sunday 18th, and here for Sunday 11th. 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 continues to Live-Stream
Masses continue to be streamed via: https://www.facebook.com/saintclementleigh/videos/ Copies of the Sunday Mass 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
Registered Charity number: 1130512
Please click here for an update on local charities, and how we can help.
Fundraising is very limited at present. If you have any bric-a-brac that you would like to donate that we can sell on the church wall or on Facebook please contact Kim, via the church email, email@example.com.
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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.
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 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!