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Welcome to Saint Clement's Church

Leigh-on-sea

Trinity

Please click here for the parish pew sheet for the Fourth Sunday after Trinity Sunday and here for this week's readings.  

We are looking forward to this year’s Sea Sunday celebration on 12th July, which will be a virtual service, including contributions from across the world and two choirs.  Please click here for the 2020 Sea Sunday leaflet.  This will help to bring the global Mission family together to celebrate the seafarers that do so much for us, keeping the supply lines open whilst being unable to leave their ships or visit loved ones.  The virtual service will be shown at www.missiontoseafarers.org/sea-sunday   

Church Reopening

We are open for Private Prayer.  Further to the announcement made by the Prime Minister that churches can open for worship on July 4th, decisions regarding Saint Clement's are being made in careful consideration of the guidance.  An announcement regarding our reopening for worship will be made in due course.  In the meanwhile we will be open for visitors from July 4th, in accordance with the social distancing measures in place.  These are uplifting steps in returning to the church.  

Prayer at Home

Click here to download a friendly guide to using your home as a place to pray.  

Parish Magazine

The monthly magazine produced by SaintClement's editorial team is filled with interesting articles, insights into parish life and many useful facts.  We will not be printing copies again this month, due to Covid-19.  Please click here to download the magazine for July 2020, and click here to download the magazine for June 2020.  

Weekly News

The parish newsletter for Saint Clement's is produced each Sunday.  Please click here for this week's, The Fourth Sunday after Trinity, 5th July, and here for last Sunday, 28th June.  Also, we have an update on the current needs of some of our local charities, please click here for information.

Praying for our Town, Key Workers, especially NHS staff and our local shopkeepers

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 will continue to Live-Stream

Daily Mass continues to be streamed via:  https://www.facebook.com/saintclementleigh/videos/  Copies of the recordings are on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl7hEPJVGCJRqfzlE_7myXw/

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.

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

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

Fundraising news:

Registered Charity number: 1130512

Please click here for an update on local charities, and how we can help.

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.  

Church Opening Times

Mass is now being celebrated in church, and live-streamed via Facebook.  

The Church is open for private prayer, at the following times: Sunday 12noon-4pm; Monday & Wednesday, 10am-4pm; Tuesday 10.30am-4pm; Friday 10-11.30am and 1-4pm; Saturday 10.30am-3pm.  Of course this is subject to the availability of our volunteer stewards.  From Sunday 4th July Saint Clement's will also be open for visitors.

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 in church Coffee Mornings have been suspended.  Thank you for your understanding.  Please keep an eye on this website for updates. 

We are now having a virtual Coffee Morning on Sunday after Mass, via Zoom.  Please contact us at saintclementsleigh@outlook.com, or 07884 148148, for details.

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

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