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.
All are welcome at all of our events. Click here for a list of services, and here for our Sunday evening worship from May to December 2018. For a copy of our 'What's on' booklet, click here.
Lest We Forget
Armistice Day 2018 was commemorated with sad reflection around the world. In the centre of Leigh, at St Clement's' Calvary, the memorial to the local war dead provided by the people of Leigh after the Great War, The Battle's O'er sung out from a group of violinists and drummers at 6am. Following the Requiem Mass to the Dead of War at 9.30am an Act of Remembrance was held at The Calvary at 10.45am. After the civic memorial event at the Cenotaph in Southend, the annual Service of Remembrance with the Royal British Legion was held in St. Clement's at 3pm, followed by a march and inspection of our local cadets and scouts, cubs, beavers and brownies, young people paying their respects to those who gave everything for our future. At 6.55pm local people gathered again at The Calvary to reflect and hear the Last Post sounded, then the bells of St. Clement's rang out for Peace, a joyous and thought provoking end to this sad but very special day.
Thank you to everyone who supported any or all of these events, including the knitters and crocheters of our Knit & Natter group, who produced many poppies for the Southend Poppy Wall, demonstrating that we understand that 'for your tomorrow we gave our today'.
The parish newsletter for St. Clement's is produced each Sunday. Recent copies are available on this site. Please click here for the November 11th newsletter and here for the November 4th newsletter.
The monthly magazine produced by St.Clement's editorial team is filled with interesting articles, insights into parish life and many useful facts, beautifully printed copies of the magazine can be bought from St. Clement's Church. Click here to download October's magazine, and click here to download November's, which includes important information about the First World War Armistice Anniversary commemorations at St. Clement's.
Saint Clement's Church is committed to Safeguarding and has a nominated Safeguarding Officer. If you wish to contact our Safeguarding Officer please email to this address.
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
Thank you to everyone who supports the Face2Face Arts Chaplaincy Celebration of the Arts. We are excited about all the wonderful artwork that we are displaying this year. In May we hosted Breathing Space, by Ruth Rotherham and in June we welcomed the Leigh Art Trail to St. Clement's once again, hosting 'Me-on-Sea' an awesome exhibition featuring art entries by children of four local schools.
The Second Face2Face Arts Chaplaincy exhibition, 'Requiem' a response to the centenary of the First World War, is now open at St. Clement's Church.
The exhibition will remain in St Clement’s Church from 18th October until 6th November when it will transfer to the Leigh Community Centre. It will be on show there from 8th November until 27th November. All proceeds will be donated to a local branch of the armed forces charity, SSFA [Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association]
Thank you to all who supported our autumn series of Sunday afternoon art lectures: "Meaning Beyond Absurdity" Art, Faith, War & Peace
For more information about Face2Face arts at St. Clement's, have a look at our Arts@ page.
All Are Welcome Here
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!