A prayer for all those affected by coronavirus
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Our prayer is to keep each other safe, and so keep ourselves safe at this time.
We must listen to the medical experts and continue to follow the rules closely. Please gently remind each other as we are all getting tired and fed up of the whole thing.
And now we have to say please do not come to church. Having listened to the Prime Minister's statement on Monday evening, we have decided to cease all public worship at Saint Clement's. Mass will be live-streamed at the usual times every day except Monday, when we join with Saint Alban's for Mass online at 12noon.
I hold you all in my prayers at this time of renewed lockdown. Love and Prayers, Fr Clive
Morning and Evening Prayer, Rosary and Bible Study
Will now, for everyone's safety, be held via Zoom only. Please contact us for the code.
The Second Sunday of Epiphany, 17 January
Mass will be online only, streamed via Facebook at 9.30am
Rosary, 6pm via Zoom.
Collecting for HARP and for the local Foodbank
HARP are still in great need of items including: toiletries, tinned goods, pasta, individual drinks and snack bars. Please contact us via the Parish Administrator to arrange collection of goods.
Our local Foodbank is also in great need. Here's what's needed urgently: MEAT MEALS including: TINNED MEAT PIES, MEATBALLS, CHILLI, CURRY, etc. Also: TINNED VEGETABLES, ESPECIALLY TINNED TOMATOES, CARROTS, PEAS and POTATOES. LONG LIFE PUDDINGS like TINNED RICE PUDDING and CUSTARD. If you have donations please contact the Parish Administrator to arrange collection.
The monthly magazine produced by Saint Clement's editorial team is filled with interesting articles, insights into parish life and many useful facts. If you would like an electronic copy please let us know via Parish Admin, 07884 148148 or by email at email@example.com.
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, Second Sunday of Epiphany, and here for this week's readings sheets. NB: Please refer to the online calendar and other online notices for service times.
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 immense gratitude 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 Facebook please contact Kim, via the church email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 Gillian Alden, 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 - Covid lockdowns notwithstanding of course...
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!