Our address is: St. Leonard’s Square, Church Avenue, Clent. Our postcode is: DY9 9PN Google map of our location. ___________________________

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 ‘Greater Dudley’ 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 the Rev. Richard Newton & Rev. Kim Topham.
St. Leonard, Clent
© Clent P.C.C. 2024
WELCOME

SAFEGUARDING

If you feel that, as a child, or vulnerable person, you need HELP - there are people at St. Leonard trained to give you every assistance. Come to church and ask to speak to NATALIE Ring her on 07983 400 811 or mail her Ring HILARY on 07495 060 869 Ring the Parish Office on 01562 886 363 Ring CHILDLINE on 0800 11 11 NSPCC: 0808 800 5000 Samaritans: 116 123 National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 or ACTION ON ELDER ABUSE on 080 8808 8141 The safeguarding policy and handbook (available for downloading) to which the P.C.C. subscribe. ___________________
Services for February February 4th Second Sunday before Lent 10:30 .. Worship 4 All Led by Alison [LLM] & Rosie [ALM] February 11th Last Sunday before Lent 10:30 .. Communion Led by Revd. Kim WEDNESDAY 14th Ash Wednesday February 18th 10:30 .. Family Service Being held at Hagley this week February 25th 10:30 .. Communion Led by Revd. Richard The church has now entered the period known as LENT This is the solemn Christian religious observance in the liturgical year commemorating the 40 days Jesus Christ spent fasting in the desert and enduring temptation by Satan, according to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, before beginning his public ministry. Lent is usually observed in the Catholic, Lutheran, Moravian, Anglican, United Protestant and Orthodox Christian traditions; and some Anabaptist, Baptist, Methodist, Reformed (including certain Continental Reformed, Presbyterian and Congregationalist churches), and non_ denominational Christian churches also observe Lent. The church is kept plain and unadorned; vestments are often Purple; glorifying music (like the Gloria) are not sung in Lent. Many Lent-observing Christians also add a Lenten spiritual discipline, such as reading a daily devotional or praying through a Lenten calendar, to draw themselves near to God. Some fast or abstain from something that they enjoy as part of a spiritual discipline. Often observed are the Stations of the Cross, a devotional commemoration of Christ's carrying the Cross and crucifixion. Many churches remove flowers from their altars and veil crucifixes, religious statues that show the triumphant Christ, and other elaborate religious symbols in violet fabrics in solemn observance of the event.
A Quotation to consider_ “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true .. .. the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” Saren Kierkegaard.
CHURCH NEWS_ # Contact Magazine The February edition of the Parish Magazine is ‘hot-off-the-press’ and, again, in FULL COLOUR, with interesting articles and interviews, prayers and praisings, and one or two adverts. Pick up your copy, NOW, and read it ! # Life over Death’ - a film screening at Worcester Cathedral - Saturday 9th March at 7.30pm One of the first showings of an award-winning film, Life over Death, to mark the tenth anniversary of my late wife Denise’s death on Easter Day 2014 and the posthumous publication of her book A Tour of Bones. The film is about the charnel house – a medieval vaulted room filled with bones – underneath the front of our house in College Yard. The film is, like the book A Tour of Bones, a meditation on life and death; an appropriate theme on which to reflect in Lent. After the showing – the film is brief – there will be a conversation and Q&A session with me and the film’s makers, Conteur, with whom it was a joy to work on its production. There will also be a chance to see exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ footage. Refreshments will be available. Tickets for the evening cost £16 and will raise funds for the Cathedral, which Denise loved. The Cathedral, amongst all else, has responsibility for the maintenance of the charnel house over which I live. You can book them at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/life-over-death-cathedral-screening-tickets-814134116057

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 ‘Greater Dudley’ 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 the Rev. Richard Newton & Rev. Kim Topham.
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St. Leonard
© Clent P.C.C. 2024
WELCOME

SAFEGUARDING

If you feel that, as a child, or vulnerable person, you need HELP - there are people at St. Leonard trained to give you every assistance. Come to church and ask to speak to NATALIE Ring her on 07983 400 811 or mail her Ring HILARY on 07495 060 869 Ring the Parish Office on 01562 886 363 Ring CHILDLINE on 0800 11 11 NSPCC: 0808 800 5000 Samaritans: 116 123 National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 or ACTION ON ELDER ABUSE on 080 8808 8141 The safeguarding policy and handbook (available for downloading) to which the P.C.C. subscribe. ___________________
Our address is: St. Leonard’s Square, Church Avenue, Clent. Our postcode is: DY9 9PN Google map of our location.
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Services for February February 4th 10:30 .. Worship 4 All Led by Alison [LLM] & Rosie [ALM] February 11th 10:30 .. Communion Led by Revd. Kim February 18th 10:30 .. Family Service Being held at Hagley this week February 25th 10:30 .. Communion Led by Revd. Richard