St.Leonard’sisapretty,ruralchurch,setbelowthesouthflank ofClentandWaltonHills,inthenorthofthecountyof Worcestershire.WearepartoftheStourbridgeDeaneryof churches in the Diocese of Worcester. ClentwasformerlypartoftheUnitedBeneficeofClent& Belbroughton with Fairfield. Recentre-organisationaffiliatesSt.Leonardwiththe neighbouringchurchesofSt.JohnandSt.SaviourinHagley,all under the guidance of Rev. Richard Newton.Although Sunday services are temporarily suspendedwe are delighted that you have arrived here on our web.
“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.”At the direction of the ArchbishopsALL C. of E. CHURCHES are now CLOSEDRev. Richard Newton invites you to participate in our next on-lineSunday Service ~ 10:30amTo join Zoom Meeting ~ https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2742533710Meeting ID: 274 253 3710The number for those joining by phone is: 020 3481 5240You can download the Order of Service hereThere is an alternative service available ALL WEEK on this website - on the next page <This Week>Follow an amazing Virtual Choral Evensongwith some exceptional musicians, clergy and lay-personsDownload the Order-of-Service________________________________________________________
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_________________________
ThefirstSundayafterPentecost,which celebratestheChristiandoctrineofthe Trinity,thethreePersonsofGod:the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.. Date: Sunday, 7 JUNE 2020
Theonlyreferenceinthe1662Prayer BooktoRogationSundayisintheTable andRulesfortheMoveableand ImmoveableFeasts,andthephrase "commonly called Rogation Sunday".Inthe1928PrayerBookthiswasnotused eventhoughRogationtidecustomshave still been maintained.Outdoorprocessionsonwhatwereonce knownas"gangdays"weresuppressedin 1547(EdwardVI),butrestoredunderan Injunction in 1559 (Elizabeth I). ThebriefmentionofRogationSunday, andtheinclusionofthreeRogationDays in1662,indicatedwidespreadobservance inthe17thcentury,evidencedalsoby GeorgeHerbertinhis‘APriesttothe Temple’inwhichheexhortstheparish priesttobediligentinencouraging Rogation processions: "ablessingofGodforthefruitsofthefield"and "justice in the preservation of the bounds".Thisearlysummerperiodwasknownas “TheTidesofSummer”sinceitfeatures the festivals of _•Whitsuntide•Rogationtide &•AscensiontideItwasoftenaslacktimeofyearfor agriculturalworkersbeforethehardwork of harvest and straight into ploughing.The‘VillageBox’wouldbeopened-a chestintowhichweeklycontributions wereputwhichwouldprovidesick-payfor anyunfortunate-westillrefertodrawing sick-pay as “..being ‘on the box’.”Withmenwithsparetimeandsparecash, brewerstookadvantagebybrewing ‘summer ales’ of extraordinary strength ..and a fine time was had by all !
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.
Clent Parish Church
St.Leonard’sisapretty,ruralchurch,setbelowthesouthflankofClentandWaltonHills,inthenorthofthecountyof Worcestershire.WearepartoftheStourbridgeDeaneryof churches in the Diocese of Worcester. ClentwasformerlypartoftheUnitedBeneficeofClent& Belbroughton with Fairfield. Recentre-organisationaffiliatesSt.Leonardwiththe neighbouringchurchesofSt.JohnandSt.SaviourinHagley, all under the guidance of Rev. Richard Newton.Although Sunday services are temporarily suspendedwe are delighted that you have arrived here on our web.
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