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Welcome to St Clements Church


Thank you

To all who visit our church and attend services, we hope you find a welcoming and uplifting place of worship and look forward to meeting you again soon. 

Weekly News

The parish newsletter for St. Clement's is produced each Sunday.  To see a recent copy click here.

Parish Magazine

The monthly magazine produced by the editorial team at St. Clement's is filled with interesting, topical, articles, insights into parish life and lots of useful facts, the magazine can be bought from St. Clement's Church.  Click here to download our latest magazine.

Autumn Craft Fair

Copming up fast, on Saturday 22nd from 11am to 4pm, our autumn Craft Fair.  Entry is free.  All are welcome.  There will be an interesting and varied selection of crafts.  Refreshments will be available, with lovely home made cake, tea and coffee.  It's easy to take a stall at the Craft Fair, if you would like to reserve one just click here to download the booking form.  

Remembrance Services, to honour all who have given their lives in the service of their Country

  • Friday 11th November (Armistice Day) 10.45pm Act of Remembrance, at The Calvary, St. Clement's Churchyard
  • Sunday 13th November 3pm, 67th Annual Service of Remembrance with the Royal British Legion

         Following this service there will be a parade to Leigh Community Centre in Elm Road.

          All are welcome.

All Are Welcome In This Place 

Let us build a house where all can dwell
and all can safely live,
a place where saints and children tell
how hearts learn to forgive.
Built of hopes and dreams and visions,
rock of faith and vault of grace:
here the love of Christ shall end divisions:
All are welcome, all are welcome,
all are welcome
in this place.

If you are from wider Europe or the wider world and living in
Leigh-on-Sea or Southend-on-Sea, you are welcome in this place.


Anyone who would like a blessing can arrange this with the clergy of St. Clement's.  We bless everything, from crucifixes to cars and rosaries to row boats.  And people too.


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!

"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 St Clements Church

Our busy programme of events, to which all are welcome, is included in the church calendar on this site.  Items for inclusion in the church calendar should be emailed to the Parish Office: saintclementsleigh@outlook.com

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