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Welcome to St Clements Church


Thank you

To all who visit our church and attend services, we hope you find a welcoming and uplifting place of worship and look forward to meeting you again soon. 

Weekly News

The parish newsletter for St. Clement's is produced each Sunday.  To see a recent copy click here.

Parish Magazine

The monthly magazine produced by the editorial team at St. Clement's is filled with interesting, topical, articles, insights into parish life and lots of useful facts, the magazine can be bought from St. Clement's Church.  Click here to download our latest magazine.

In the Month of May

Corpus Christi

All are welcome on Thursday 26th May, when we celebrate Corpus Christi.  There will be Low Mass at 9.30am Low Mass, and at 7.30pm there will be Solemn High Mass with procession of the Blessed Sacrament.  At this service we are delighted to welcome Guest Preacher, Fr. Phillip Barnes, Interim Priest Administrator of the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.

May Fair

On Monday 30th May, from 10am to 4pm in Leigh Library Gardens.  A terrific day out for all the family in the heart of Leigh-on-Sea.  Please see newsletter and posters for further information.


In June we Remember

Dunkirk Commemoration Service

76 years
1st June 2016, 12 noon
At the Dunkirk Memorial, St Clements Churchyard.
(In case of bad weather in the Church)

The service will be a mixture of remembrance, music, readings and prayer.
Including 2minutes silence, "The Losing of the Renown", Music, Readings and Prayer.
A chance to remember, with thanks, the role of Leigh in the history of this nation.

This simple service will remember and commemorate the fisherman of Leigh who went to Dunkirk on June 1st 1940 to help rescue the British forces trapped there.  Prayers will be said for Frank Osborne, Harry Osborne, Harry Noakes, Harold Graham Porter who gave their lives in the service of their countrymen.

Leigh Art Trail

Private View at St. Clement's on Thursday 2nd, from 6pm to 8pm.  Please see newsletter for further information.

Leigh Folk Festival

Over the last weekend of June, events include story telling and the annual open mic competition.  More details to follow.


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!

"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 St Clements Church

Our comprehensive programme of events is included in the church calendar on this site.  Items for inclusion in the church calendar should be emailed to the Parish Office: saintclementsleigh@outlook.com

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