At Saint Clement's we are always happy to welcome everybody, whatever their circumstance. If you are interested in arranging a Baptism, a Wedding, a Funeral, or a specific service of blessing, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Baptism of an older child (7 years and above) or adult
We welcome enquiries for Baptism for older children and adults. For initial enquiry please contact our parish office, for the attention of Fr. Clive. Please include your telephone number and Fr. Clive will be in touch directly to discuss further.
Baptism of an infant child
Baptism Preparation. All baptism parties (parents) must attend a short preparation/rehearsal prior to the baptism. This will be arranged with the priest conducting the service.
For initial enquiry please contact Jane in our parish office: 07884 148148 / email@example.com
Marriage in Saint Clement’s Church, Leigh-on-Sea
If you’ve recently got engaged or are thinking about getting married - Congratulations!!
Marriage in the Church of England is governed by the law. To marry in this Church you need to either:
Live in the parish.
Demonstrate that one of you:
i) has at any time lived in the parish for a period of at least six months;
ii) was baptised in the parish as an infant;
iii) was prepared for confirmation in the parish (and when confirmed had your confirmation entered in a confirmation register in the parish);
iv) has at any time habitually gone to normal church services in the parish church regularly for a period of six months; or
If any of your parents, at any time during your lifetime:
v) has lived in the parish for a period of at least six month;
vi) has habitually gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least six months; or
If any of your parents or grandparents
vii) were married in the parish;
then you, as a couple, are deemed to have a ‘qualifying connection’ to this parish. Couples are able to choose between marrying in any of the churches where they have a legal entitlement to marry.
Once you have demonstrated your legal entitlement to marry at Saint Clement's you will also need to:
Second marriages are conducted in this Church.
By law, we are unable to conduct same-sex marriages.
Even if you cannot get married in this Church, we may be able to offer a service of blessing, thanksgiving or suitable prayers as you begin your new life together.
Love and Prayers,
Fr Clive Hillman, Priest-in-Charge
Initial enquiries - contact our parish office: 07884 148148 / firstname.lastname@example.org
By choosing Saint Clement’s for your special day, you’ll get help and advice from our friendly, experienced Organists, Flower Arrangers, Bell Ringers, and of course our Ministers, Fr. Clive, Mtr Cherry and Fr. Neil.