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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 from December 2018 to July 2019.  For a copy of our 'What's on' booklet, click here.

Christmas Services and Concerts

Following the lovely concert last Saturday by The Two Elizabeths, and our very enjoyable Folk Carol Service on Sunday, we are now looking forward to another busy weekend of Carol Services.  These begin on Saturday, 15th December, when will we host an Inclusive Christmas Carol Service starting at 7.30pm, then on Sunday, 16th December, we have our traditional Parish Carols by Candlelight, which starts at 6.30pm. 

The following weekend, on Sunday 23rd, from 5.30pm, we celebrate the business community of Leigh with our Community Carol Service.

For a full list of our Christmas services please click here.  All are welcome at any and all of these.

Christmas Fundraising

Help raise funds for St. 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 St. 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 supported our events throughout the year. 

Weekly News

The parish newsletter for St. Clement's is produced each Sunday.  Recent copies are available on this site.  Please click here for the December 16th newsletter and here for the December 9th newsletter.

Parish Magazine

The monthly magazine produced by St.Clement'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 St. Clement's Church.  Click here to download December's magazine, and click here to download November's.

Safeguarding

Saint Clement's Church is committed to Safeguarding and has a nominated Safeguarding Officer.  If you wish to contact our Safeguarding Officer please email to this address.

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

Thank you to everyone who supports the Face2Face Arts Chaplaincy Celebration of the Arts.  We are excited about all the wonderful artwork that we are displaying this year.  In May we hosted Breathing Space, by Ruth Rotherham and in June we welcomed the Leigh Art Trail to St. Clement's once again, hosting 'Me-on-Sea' an awesome exhibition featuring art entries by children of four local schools. 

Huge thanks to everyone who supported the Second Face2Face Arts Chaplaincy exhibition, 'Requiem' a response to the centenary of the First World War.  The exhibition was displayed in St Clement’s Church for two weeks in October and November then transferred to the Leigh Community Centre until the end of November.  All proceeds are being donated to a local branch of the armed forces charity, SSFA [​Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association].

Thank you also to all who supported our autumn series of Sunday afternoon art lectures: "Meaning Beyond Absurdity" Art, Faith, War & Peace

For more information about Face2Face arts at St. 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 July 2019, click here

Coffee Mornings, All are welcome!

Coffee, tea and cakes will be served at our Cell Coffee Morning on Saturday 15th December, from 10.15am to 12noon.

Craft Fairs

Thank you to all who supported our Craft Fairs in 2018.  Click here to go to our Fundraising page, where you will find details of all of our craft fairs.

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