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Welcome to Saint Clement's Church

Leigh-on-sea

Saint Clement's is Live Streaming.

For safety reasons the church building is now closed and there is no public worship.  The Bishops have also now requested that the clergy do not go to the church to offer Mass or Morning or Evening Prayer in private or for live streaming.   We hope to re-start our live streaming of worship but this time from home which will obviously be in a modified form.   This will be available on https://www.facebook.com/saintclementleigh/videos/  For those who avoid Facebook we are saving copies of the recordings at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl7hEPJVGCJRqfzlE_7myXw/

We are praying 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.

Saint Clement's has stood through many trials and tribulations over the centuries and we know that in Jesus Christ we find hope and love.

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
and abides under the shadow of the Almighty,
Shall say to the Lord, ‘My refuge and my stronghold,
my God, in whom I put my trust.’
For he shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
and from the deadly pestilence.
He shall cover you with his wings
and you shall be safe under his feathers;
his faithfulness shall be your shield and buckler.

Psalm 91

Praying for our Town

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. 

Lent, Holy Week and Easter 2020

Please check back to this website regularly for updates.

Weekly News

The parish newsletter for Saint Clement's is produced each Sunday.  Please click here for this week's, Sunday 29th March.  Please also note the following important local news about cancellations, which are regretable but inevitable:

May Fair 2020 has been cancelled

Recent updates from the UK Government, predict that the Coronavirus will peak in the UK at about the time of our May Fair.

Vulnerable groups have been recommended to self-isolate, and large gatherings are being discouraged.

We have therefore taken the decision not to hold this year’s event.

But please do hold the diary for Monday 31st May 2021, as we will return bigger and better.

Thank you for your understanding, keep well and watch this space for further news.

Other Fundraising news:

Registered Charity number: 1130512

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, and especially for your understanding at this uncertain time.  Please see the note, above, about the May Fair 2020.

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 March 2020, and click here to download the magazine for February 2020.

Church Opening Times

For safety reasons the church building is now closed and there is no public worship, as requested by the Bishop of Chelmsford.   If you have any questions about this please email: saintclementsleigh@outlook.com, or 'phone: 07884 148148.  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.

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.  Thank you to all who have supported our exhibitions.  Watch this space for new exhibitions when they can restart.

For more information about Face2Face arts at Saint Clement's, have a look at our Arts@ page.

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 Saint Clement's Church

Items for inclusion in the church calendar should be emailed to the Parish Office: saintclementsleigh@outlook.com

Our regular services are being held in private for the duration of the Covid-19 outbreak.  Please see the note above for more detail.

You can join in prayer from home via this link: https://www.facebook.com/saintclementleigh/videos/

Coffee Mornings suspended

Unfortunately, due to the current situation with the coronavirus, our Coffee Mornings have been suspended.  Thank you for your understanding.  Please keep an eye on this website for updates. 

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

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