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. We would be delighted if you would join us.

Services this month: DECEMBER

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 is: St. Leonard’s Square, Church Avenue, Clent. Our postcode is: 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. The toilet has baby-changing facilities. 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    recently    installed    two    disabled    car    parking    bays    in    the churchyard .. approach via Vine Lane.
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St. Leonard, Clent
© Clent PCC 2018 
WELCOME

This Time of Year:

Both   Advent    and   Lent   are   periods   of preparation    and    repentance    and    are represented by the  colour purple In    the    Christmas    Wreath.    the    Christ candle   is   coloured   white   because   this   is the      traditional      festal colour in      the        Western   Church.   In   many   Catholic   and Protestant   churches,   the   most   popular colours for       the       four       surrounding Advent candles   are   violet   and   rose   and they     correspond     with     the colours of the      liturgical      vestments      for      the Sundays of Advent.  The     concept     of     the     Advent     wreath originated    among    German    Lutherans in    the    16th    Century. However,    it    was not   until   three   centuries   later   that   the modern    Advent    wreath    took    shape. Research    by    Prof.    Haemig    of    Luther Seminary,    St.    Paul,    points    to Johann Hinrich       Wichern        (1808–1881),       a Protestant    pastor    in    Germany    and    a pioneer   in   urban   mission   work   among the   poor.     Rose    is   the   liturgical   colour for   the   Third   Sunday   of   Advent,    known as  Gaudete      Sunday  from      the      Latin word meaning "to rejoice" . _________________________ Oh, and on 1st December, there will be 24     on-line     SHOPPING     DAYS     left     to Christmas !
SUNDAY   2nd Christingle service 10:00am KT Wednesday  5th Spoken Communion 11:15am RN SUNDAY 11th Communion 09:30am RN SUNDAY 16th Carol service 18:30pm KT Tuesday 18th School Carol service 19:00pm KT/RN Wednesday 19th Spoken Communion 11:15am RN SUNDAY  23rd Communion 09:30am RN Monday  24th Crib Service 15:00pm KT   Midnight Mass 23:30pm KT   (so that Communion is blessed as Christmas Day starts) Tuesday  25th CHRISTMAS Worship 10:00am RB SUNDAY  30th Group Communion 10:45am RN          (being held at St. Saviour, Hagley)

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. We would be delighted if you would join us.

Services this month: DECEMBER

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 is: St. Leonard’s Square, Church Avenue, Clent. Our postcode is: 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. The toilet has baby-changing facilities. 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   recently   installed   two   disabled   car   parking   bays   in   the churchyard .. approach via Vine Lane.
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St. Leonard
© Clent PCC
WELCOME
Wednesday  3rd Spoken Communion 11:15am RN SUNDAY   7th Harvest Service 11:00am ALM team   followed by a shared lunch SUNDAY 14th Communion   9:30am RN Wednesday 17th Spoken Communion 11:15am RN SUNDAY 21st Lay-led Service 10:00am HG SUNDAY 28th Communion   9:30am RN Officiants: RN Revd. Richard Newton HG Harry Grove (our organist) ALMs Rose Padmore, Alison Lewis, Natalie Baker