Clent Parish Church

St.   Leonard’s   is   a   pretty,   rural   church,   set   below   the   south   flank   of Clent and Walton Hills, in the north of the county of Worcestershire. We   are   part   of   the   Stourbridge   Deanery   of   churches   in   the   Diocese   of Worcester. Clent     was     formerly     part     of     the     United     Benefice     of     Clent     & Belbroughton    with    Fairfield.    Recent    re-organisation    affiliates    St. Leonard   with   the   neighbouring   churches   of   St.   John   and   St.   Saviour   in Hagley, all under the guidance of Rev. Richard Newton. We meet for worship every Sunday morning. DECEMBER: First Sunday  3rd. Dec. 10:00am Christingle Advent 1 Kim Topham LLM Second Sunday 10th Dec. 9:30am Communion Advent 2 Third Sunday 17th Dec. 6:30pm Carol Service Advent 3 Fourth Sunday 24th Dec. 3:00pm Crib Service Advent 4 11:30pm Midnight Mass Christmas Day 25th Dec. 10:00am Worship 4 All Fifth Sunday 31st Dec. 10:30am Group Service Christmas 1 We would be delighted if you would join us. St.   Leonard’s   has   an   ‘open-door’   policy   and   so   is   open   to   all   from 8 am to 8 pm - for private prayer and personal contemplation. Bibles (New International Version) are in all pews.   A   weekly   ‘Update’   (free)   and   the   monthly   Parish   Magazine   (modest charge) are available within the building. Many   ramblers   over   the   Clent   Hills   enjoy   a   break   and   respite   on   the premises .. “Come   unto   me   all   who   travail   and   are   heavy   laden,   and I will refresh you .. .. “ Our address: St. Leonard’s Square, Church Avenue, Clent. Our postcode: DY9 9PN       Google map of our location Please note: there is no access off the A491 dual-carriageway. You will need to use the (old) Bromsgrove Road. Our   grounds   and   building   (and   toilet)   accommodate   Disabled   Access -   though   the   interior   is   on   two   distinct   levels   and   requires   re-location via the outside. We    have    just    installed    two    off-street    disabled    car    park    bays    - approach via Vine Lane. Made with Xara ©   webdesign@chaddesley-corbett.co.uk
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The   season   of   ADVENT   is   the   month (4    weeks    preceeding    the    Festival    of Christmas. Latin   adventus    is   the   translation   of   the Greek      word      parousia ,      which      is commonly     used     to     refer     to     the Second Coming of Christ. Advent   is   a   season   observed   in   many Christian     churches     as     a     time     of expectant   waiting   and   preparation   for the   celebration   of   the   Nativity   of   Jesus at Christmas. It   is   regarded,   like   Lent,   as   a   period   of self-denial      (and,      in      the      Eastern churches,    of    fasting— how    unlike    the chocolate     calendars     in     our     shops ). Since   approximately   the   13th   century, the   usual   liturgical   colour   in   Western Christianity     for     Advent     has     been violet ;     although     Pope     Innocent     III declared     black      to     be     the     proper colour     for     Advent.     Blue ,     a     colour representing    hope,    is    an    alternative liturgical   colour   for   Advent,   a   custom traced   to   the   usage   of   the   Church   of Sweden   (Lutheran)   and   the   medieval Sarum   Rite   in   England.   This   colour   is often referred to as "Sarum blue". Advent    also    marks    the    start    of    the church      calendar      of      events      and readings, so ..

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Clent Parish Church

St.   Leonard’s   is   a   pretty,   rural   church,   set   below   the   south   flank   of Clent     and     Walton     Hills,     in     the     north     of     the     county     of Worcestershire. We    are    part    of    the    Stourbridge    Deanery    of    churches    in    the Diocese of Worcester. Clent    was    formerly    part    of    the    United    Benefice    of    Clent    & Belbroughton   with   Fairfield.   Recent   re-organisation   affiliates   St. Leonard    with    the    neighbouring    churches    of    St.    John    and    St. Saviour    in    Hagley,    all    under    the    guidance    of    Rev.    Richard Newton. We meet for worship every Sunday morning. DECEMBER: First Sunday  3rd. Dec. 10:00am Christingle Advent 1 Kim Topham LLM Second Sunday 10th Dec. 9:30am Communion Advent 2 Third Sunday 17th Dec. 6:30pm Carol Service Advent 3 Fourth Sunday 24th Dec. 3:00pm Crib Service Advent 4 11:30pm Midnight Mass Christmas Day 25th Dec. 10:00am Worship 4 All Fifth Sunday 31st Dec. 10:30am Group Service Christmas 1 We would be delighted if you would join us. St.   Leonard’s   has   an   ‘open-door’   policy   and   so   is   open   to   all   from 8 am to 8 pm - for private prayer and personal contemplation. Bibles (New International Version) are in all pews.   A    weekly    ‘Update’    (free)    and    the    monthly    Parish    Magazine (modest charge) are available within the building. Many   ramblers   over   the   Clent   Hills   enjoy   a   break   and   respite   on the premises .. “Come   unto   me   all   who   travail   and   are   heavy   laden,   and I will refresh you .. .. “ Our address: St. Leonard’s Square, Church Avenue, Clent. Our postcode: DY9 9PN       Google map of our location Please note: there is no access off the A491 dual-carriageway. You will need to use the (old) Bromsgrove Road. Our    grounds    and    building    (and    toilet)    accommodate    Disabled Access   -   though   the   interior   is   on   two   distinct   levels   and   requires re-location via the outside. We    have    just    installed    two    off-street    disabled    car    park    bays    - approach via Vine Lane. Made with Xara ©   webdesign@chaddesley-corbett.co.uk
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