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.
The three things we can all do
1. Love God - continue to Worship at home in private, and Pray
2. Love your Neighbour - reach out to those about you in need
3. Love yourself - keep safe, so that you might be of use to the world
Christ the King, Sunday 22nd
Mass will be at 9.30am, and will be livestreamed
Exposition and Private Prayer will be from 10.30am to 12.30pm
Saint Clement's Church is Open for Private Prayer
From Thursday 5th November we are open for Private Prayer, subject to the availability of our volunteer stewards. Mass will be celebrated daily (except on Monday when we join with Saint Alban's in Westcliff) and broadcast at:
Sunday: Mass at 9.30am. Private prayer 10.30am-12.30pm.
Monday: Mass at 12noon from Saint Alban's. Private prayer 10am-4pm.
Tuesday: Mass at 9.30am. Private prayer 11am-3pm.
Wednesday: Mass at 7.30pm. Private prayer 10am- 12noon and 1-4pm.
Thursday: Mass at 9.30am. Closed all day.
Friday: Mass at 12noon. Private prayer 1.30-4pm.
Saturday: Mass at 9.30am. Closed all day.
Morning and Evening Prayer and Rosary
Will be by Zoom only. Please contact us for the code.
Collecting for HARP and for the local Foodbank
At Saint Clement's we continue to collect for HARP, donations can be left in the marked box in the south porch. Items needed include: toiletries, tinned goods, pasta, individual drinks and snack bars. If you are still unable to get to church, we will happily collect donations; please contact us via the Parish Administrator to arrange collection.
We are also collecting much needed food items for the Foodbank. 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 but cannot get in to church please contact the Parish Administrator to arrange collection.
Please check the church opening times, when donations can be left in the box by the tower door.
The monthly magazine produced by Saint Clement's editorial team is filled with interesting articles, insights into parish life and many useful facts. We are able to print copies of the November magazine. This can also be downloaded here and here for the October magazine.
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, The Feast of Christ the King, 22nd November, and here for last week, Second Sunday before Advent. For the readings sheets please click here for Sunday 22nd, and here for last Sunday, 15th November. 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 grateful thanks 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, email@example.com.
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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 Jill Healey, 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 regs 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!