St. Leonard, Clent
© Clent PCC 2020

Holy Communion

On the second and fourth Sundays of the month we celebrate Holy Communion. These services begin at 9:30am and are usually led by Rev. Richard Newton. We sing 5 hymns and also sing the Gloria (usually to a well-kown hymn- tune) so there’s unlikely to be anything radically new or off-putting. The Church of England website says that .. “Holy Communion is celebrated by the whole people of God gathered for worship. The ministry of the members of the congregation is expressed through their active participation together in the words and actions of the service, but also by some of them reading the Scripture passages, leading the prayers of intercession, and, if authorized, assisting with the distribution of communion.” A spoken service of Communion is held at St. Leonard’s on the First and Third Wednesdays of each month at 11:15am.

Worship 4 All

On the first Sunday of the month - 10am - this “all age” service is led by our ALMs (our Authorised Lay Ministers). Four hymns, simple prayers and an illustrated story make this the ideal service for all the family.

Evensong

During the summer months we’ have Sunday Evensong at 6:30pm, in the Choir. A small, intimate setting for quiet, peaceful contemplation. It followed the traditional sung-service pattern of 3 hymns; the chanted Psalm, Magnificat and Nunc Dimitis, intoned Canticles, and collective prayers.

Lay-led

The Third Sunday of each month - 10am - we take the service ourselves (or, at least, a volunteer does). This means that it really means something to someone and they speak ‘from the heart’. It can take many forms (and it does) but it always includes some elements in common with the other services. This is a real “taste and try” experience .. and they’re all different. So come along, and see if it suits you !
SERVICES

Different Styles of Worship

St. Leonard’s is lucky enough to host several different styles of worship - which schedule is presently suspended due to the Pandemic infection. “Now you just come back .. y-all !”
Sunday collections - ST LEONARD’S CHURCH, CLENT Further to my note on giving during the coronavirus restrictions circulated at the end of March, there has been a very positive response – very many thanks on behalf of the PCC to those who have started new giving Standing Orders, increased existing ones or made donations over the last few weeks. Just a reminder of the bank account details and my contact details if anyone else wishes to start regular giving or make a donation. Bank: HSBC Account: Clent Parochial Church Council Sort code: 40-43-17 Account no: 31136593 Please contact me by email or telephone and I will send you a SO form which, if you are a tax payer, will also enable me to claim Gift Aid on your giving. I look forward to hearing from you and thank you in advance for any help you can give in these unprecedented and challenging times. Keep safe and stay well. Jon Prior, Treasurer
Moves to Re-open for Worship All three of our churches are now open each week for private prayer. St John’s is open from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm on Saturdays, St Saviour’s from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm on Thursdays, and St Leonard’s each Wednesday morning from 10.30 am until 12.00 noon – all under organised and safe conditions. Following meetings of both Hagley’s PCC and Clent’s PCC, we have decided that from Sunday 13 September we will hold a said Holy Communion service in one of our three churches each Sunday at 9.30 am, followed by Worship on Zoom at 11.00 am. This will enable those who wish to come to church to do so, and those who don’t wish to do so to continue worshipping on Zoom. This is a first step – and we will review everything as time goes on. The first Sunday of the month will alternate, the second Sunday will be in St Saviour’s, the third Sunday in St John’s, and the fourth Sunday in St Leonard’s. Until then, we will continue on Zoom each Sunday at 10.30 am. In church, we will be socially-distanced, we will need to wear face masks, to hand-sanitise on entry, and so on. Names will be taken for track and trace. We will work out a way of distributing Holy Communion (bread only) as safely as possible. R.N. I look to seeing you again on Sunday. The mechanics may be virtual, but our worship is real – and it’s great that we’re able to do it each Sunday during these restrictions.
St. Leonard
© Clent PCC

Holy Communion

On the second and fourth Sundays of the month we celebrate Holy Communion. These services begin at 9:30am and are usually led by Rev. Richard Newton. We sing 5 hymns and also sing the Gloria (usually to a well-kown hymn-tune) so there’s unlikely to be anything radically new or off- putting. The Church of England website says that .. “Holy Communion is celebrated by the whole people of God gathered for worship. The ministry of the members of the congregation is expressed through their active participation together in the words and actions of the service, but also by some of them reading the Scripture passages, leading the prayers of intercession, and, if authorized, assisting with the distribution of communion.” A spoken service of Communion is held at St. Leonard’s on the First and Third Wednesdays of each month at 11:15am.

Different Styles of Worship

St. Leonard’s is lucky enough to host several different styles of worship - which schedule is presently suspended due to the Pandemic infection. “Now you just come back .. y-all !”

Worship 4 All

On the first Sunday of the month - 10am - this “all age” service is led by our ALMs (our Authorised Lay Ministers). Four hymns, simple prayers and an illustrated story make this the ideal service for all the family.

Evensong

During the summer months we’ have Sunday Evensong at 6:30pm, in the Choir. A small, intimate setting for quiet, peaceful contemplation. It followed the traditional sung- service pattern of 3 hymns; the chanted Psalm, Magnificat and Nunc Dimitis, intoned Canticles, and collective prayers.

Lay-led

The Third Sunday of each month - 10am - we take the service ourselves (or, at least, a volunteer does). This means that it really means something to someone and they speak ‘from the heart’. It can take many forms (and it does) but it always includes some elements in common with the other services. This is a real “taste and try” experience .. and they’re all different. So come along, and see if it suits you !
SERVICES