St.Leonard’sisapretty,ruralchurch,setbelowthesouthflank ofClentandWaltonHills,inthenorthofthecountyof Worcestershire.WearepartoftheStourbridgeDeaneryof churches in the Diocese of Worcester. ClentwasformerlypartoftheUnitedBeneficeofClent& Belbroughton with Fairfield. Recentre-organisationaffiliatesSt.Leonardwiththetwo neighbouringchurchesofSt.JohnandSt.SaviourinHagley,all under the guidance of Rev. Richard Newton.
“Belonging to Christ has never been measured by the number of people in church for a Sunday Service but by the service we offer to others every day.”Rev. Richard Newton invites you to participate in our next on-lineSunday Service ~ 10:30amTenth Sunday after Trinity16th AugustDetails to “attend” our Zoom Service will be posted here before next weekend_Download the previous order of service hereThere is an alternative service available ALL WEEK on this website - on the next page <This Week>
Ifyoufeelthat,asachild,or vulnerableperson,youneedHELP- therearepeopleatSt.Leonard trained to give you every assistance.•Cometochurchandaskto speak to SARAH.Call her on 01384 637 331•Ring HILARY on 07495 060869•Ring the Parish Office on 01562 730 777•Ring CHILDLINE on 0800 1111•orACTIONONELDERABUSEon 080 8808 8141_________________________
St Leonard’s Clent, and St John the Baptist and St Saviour’s Hagley ~private prayer and public worship.WeplantocommenceopeningforPrivate PrayerfromWednesdaynext(05/08/20)between10:30and12:00(theonedayper week)–intheLadyChapel–observing ‘socialdistancing’–with‘Track&Trace’– withoutusingbooks–withmasks (advisedly)–useofsanitizer–postwipe-downs. Intermsofpublicworship,wealllook forwardtothedaywecanreturntochurch buttheconsensusisthatServiceswould (hopefully)resumeinSeptember–with‘all oftheabove’–withspecialarrangements for Communion (non-contact).Wewillthereforecontinue,forthetime being, to hold Sunday Worship on Zoom. Evenifyouhaven’tgotacomputer,wemay beabletohelpyouconnectwithZoomon the phone, and supply a service sheet. Please contact me, 01562 882442or the Hagley office, 01562 886363if you wish to explore that. Revd. Richard Newton._______________________________
The government has published guidelines on how to have a ''Covid-secure'' wedding in England.•Venues can only reopen if they can do so safely•Ceremonies should be kept as short as possible•No food or drink should be consumed unless it is essential for the ceremony•Group singing and playing of instruments should be avoided•A maximum of 30 people should attend ceremonies, and only where there is space to socially distance. This includes all guests, the officiant and any staff not employed by the venue, like a photographer•Social distancing of at least one metre between different households should be practised at all times•It is''strongly advised'' that receptions do not take place afterwards, with only small celebrations of six people outside or two households inside taking place•The venue should keep a temporary record of visitors for 21 days, in case they need to be traced.
A Prayer for those being admitted to hospital
God of love,Make yourself known to me as I enter this hospital.Help me to adjust to this new manner of life.Give me gratitude for those who care for me, compassion for those in the ward with me, love for all who I may meet here, and your presence - that I may know your healing touch. Amen.
Guidance for use of the church for Private Prayer________________________________________________________________
TheKohimaEpitaphistheepitaphcarvedon theMemorialofthe2ndBritishDivisioninthe cemeteryofKohima(North-EastIndia-home of the Christian Naga people). It reads:'When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say,For Your Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today.'TheverseisattributedtoJohnMaxwell Edmonds(1875-1958),andisthoughttohave beeninspiredbytheepitaphwrittenby SimonidestohonourtheGreekswhofellat the Battle of Thermopylae in 480BC.“Tell them, in Lacedaimon, passer-by,That here, obedient to their word, we lie.
Clent Parish Church
St.Leonard’sisapretty,ruralchurch,setbelowthesouthflankofClentandWaltonHills,inthenorthofthecountyof Worcestershire.WearepartoftheStourbridgeDeaneryof churches in the Diocese of Worcester. ClentwasformerlypartoftheUnitedBeneficeofClent& Belbroughton with Fairfield. Recentre-organisationaffiliatesSt.Leonardwiththetwo neighbouringchurchesofSt.JohnandSt.SaviourinHagley, all under the guidance of Rev. Richard Newton.
Ifyoufeelthat,asachild,orvulnerableperson,youneedHELP-there are people at St. Leonard trained to give you every assistance.•Come to church and ask to speak to SARAH.•Ring HILARY on 07495 060869•Ring the Parish Office on 01562 700 777•Ring CHILDLINE on 0800 1111•Ring ACTION ON ELDER ABUSE on 080 8808 8141