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Welcome to St Clements Church

Leigh-on-sea

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. 

All are welcome at all of our events.  Click here for a list of services, and here for our Sunday evening worship to October 2020.  For a copy of our 'What's on' booklet, click here

Service details can be found on our calendar, and via our newsletter which you find in the Weekly News section, below.  All are welcome at any and all of our services.

Church Opening Times

Our opening times are as listed here (across to the right).  It is important to note, though, that while school and other group visits are very welcome at Saint Clement's, it is important to contact us in advance to make sure there will be someone here to greet you.  Email: saintclementsleigh@outlook.com, or 'phone: 07884 148148. 

Please also note that our opening times will change at the end of October, to our winter schedule.  Thank you.

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.

Fundraising

Registered Charity number: 1130512

Thanks so much to everyone who supported our 2019 Leigh Lights and Christmas Fairs.  They were friendly, warm and festive events, with great stalls and lots of positive feedback.

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!!

Thank you to everyone who supports our fundraising events. 

Weekly News

The parish newsletter for Saint Clement's is produced each Sunday.  Recent copies are available on this site.  Please click here for this week's newsletter, for Sunday 8th December and here for Sunday 1st December.

Parish Magazine

The monthly magazine produced by SaintClement's editorial team is filled with interesting articles, insights into parish life and many useful facts, beautifully printed copies of the magazine can be bought from Saint Clement's Church.  Click here to download the magazine for December 2019, and click here to download the magazine for November.

Data Protection

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.  As a result of a change in UK law, we now need your consent to 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 the new law (GDPR).

You can read how we use your data from our "Privacy Notice" which you can download here.

Face2Face Arts Chaplaincy

Saint Clement’s Face2Face Arts Chaplaincy are always pleased to host exhibitions of work of Access to Art and Design Students from South Essex College.  In February the students showed photographic work responding to their project, Love and Death.  Thank you to all who supported this exhibition.

LEIGH ART TRAIL: Throughout Art Trail week, at St Clement’s the South Essex College Access to Art and Design students showed their final project work. 

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!

"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

Our regular service times are listed here.

For our Sunday evening worship up to October 2020, click here.

Coffee Mornings

Our next Coffee Morning will be on Saturday 7th December, with coffee, tea, lovely home made cakes.  All are Welcome!!!

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

Christmas Carol Services

Continue on Sunday 15th December at 6.30pm with the Parish Carol Service, a beautiful candlelit service with traditional Christmas music and many opportunities for carol singing.

Then on Sunday 22nd at 5.30pm we celebrate the life of Leigh with a Community Carol Service, with light readings and much carol singing.

All are welcome at all of our services.

Christmas Eve Services

2.30pm Nativity Service

4.30pm Crib Service

6.30pm Vigil Mass with Carols

11.30pm Midnight Mass with Carols from 11.10pm

Christmas Day

8am Mass of The Dawn

10am Sung Mass of The Day

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