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Life Events

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. Please include your telephone number and we will be in touch directly to discuss further.    

Baptism of an infant child

  • As a parent or Godparent you should ask yourself:
  • Are you prepared to the best of your ability to give the child a Christian upbringing within the family of Christ’s Church?
  • Will you help the child to be regular in public worship and in prayer, not only by your teaching, but also by your example and your prayers?
  • Will you encourage the child in due time to come to Confirmation and to Holy Communion?
  • It is preferable that your child is baptised in the church where you normally worship.  If you don’t live in the parish we recommend you contact your parish church to give notice that you wish to come to Saint Clement's.  You can find your local church by putting your postcode into the search box in A Church Near You.
  • If you would like your child to be baptised at Saint Clement’s please email saintclementsleigh@outlook.com for an Application Form.  The Form will guide you through selecting Godparents and sponsors.  

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 / saintclementsleigh@outlook.com

"We care for people at all stages of their life's journey"


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.

  • To find out if you live in the parish go to http://www.achurchnearyou.com or

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:

  • Provide evidence of your nationality, in line with recent changes to the Marriage Act 1949.

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,

Initial enquiries - contact our parish office: 07884 148148 / saintclementsleigh@outlook.com


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.


Please contact 07884 148148 / saintclementsleigh@outlook.com

Funerals in Saint Clement’s Church, Leigh-on-Sea

Whenever we hear of a loss we are truly sorry.

We will do whatever we can to help you mark your loved one’s final farewell with love and respect in a funeral service in accordance with the rites of the Church of England.

In the first instance, you will need to be in touch with an undertaker, who will arrange matters for you. This will include contacting us, should you choose to hold the funeral at Saint Clement’s.

There are several local undertakers. If you require contact details, we can give you a list of local firms.

The minister taking the service will help and guide you through the process of choosing readings, music and other appropriate marks of respect.

If you would like a Priest to conduct a service away from the Church, we are available to help arrange this.

With Love and Prayers,


Please contact 07884 148148