News & Events

 

Our News and Events page is updated every other month with articles from our bi-monthly parish magazine, "Viewpoint". 

  The complete magazine for  November-December 2019 may be viewed by clicking on the link here:

  November-December Viewpoint  (NB you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader on your PC to open these files)

 

REPAIRS TO ST. CLEMENT’S CHURCH

The church building was closed for repairs at the beginning of September 2019.

This is because we now have permission to carry out repairs to the church floor, renovations to the spirelet and WC, the installation of a small kitchen and repositioning of the stone font.

We are very excited at the prospect of how the newly refurbished church building will serve the community—it will be a long wait but as the saying goes “Good things are worth waiting for”!

Work will take approximately 6 months. Please pray for this project, that all things go smoothly.

Please contact the church office if you have any queries or concerns about this project. 01202 733390 (mornings). Thank you


Special Community Activities for November and December

Everyone is warmly welcome to join us in the church hall for the community events listed below and funded by donations on the day:


Community Lunches:


12.15pm on Sunday 17th November

Everyone is welcome! If you have never been before to one of our lunches and would like to make new friends or meet old ones then please come along - this event is FOR YOU! We would love you to join us.

If there are lots of you then please ring the office on 01202 733390 to let us know you are coming but if you are only one or two then just turn up on the day.

Unfortunately, due to personal circumstances this year, we are unable to offer a Christmas Day lunch at St Clement's, however there will be a lunch at noon on December 25th at St John's Church, Ashley Road. Please contact our church office (01202 733390) for further details about this, or if you need a lift


 Coffee Mornings

Our popular Coffee mornings will continue on first and third Wednesday mornings each month between 10.30am and noon - everyone welcome… Come and make new friends or find old ones!

Wednesdays: 6th and 20th October, 4th and 18th December

Remembrance Service

We will remember all those who have lost their lives through war and this year our service will start at 10.55am on Sunday, 10th November in our Church Hall.

All are welcome.


ST. CLEMENT’S GIFT DAY

On November 24th We will be celebrating St. Clement’s Day with services of praise and worship to our great God and a collection to put towards funds for our new servery and carpet to be installed and fitted during our church renovations.


St Clement's Church 1890St Clement's Church 2019






130 years on…….

… and the outside of the church itself hasn’t changed that much at all. However, we are working hard to make the inside more beautiful, practical and useful, and creating an environment where worship and service can go hand in hand. We are repairing the spirelet that is leaking and the church floor that has, after 130 years, rotted.

As part of this work we are laying a new carpet and creating a space where we can safely serve hot drinks before and after services, funerals, concerts etc., as we exist to serve the local community.

Would you like to help us? Any donation, however small, to our Building Fund is gratefully received. Just make a cheque out to PCC St. Clement’s and send it to us with a note “For the building fund”.

When we have our grand re-opening in the spring come along and see the difference that you have made! (Put 16 & 17 May 2020 in your diaries.)

MEN’S GROUP

Geoffrey Blake shared with us a DVD at our September meeting; the subject was vintage buses. This presentation evoked members’ memories of past experiences and excursions. Now retired, Geoffrey had been a bus maintenance engineer and he told us of an occasion in Windsor when he managed to repair a broken-down bus so that it could be moved from the street with only moments to spare before a military parade marched past.

Simon Mills treated us to a presentation in October which related to the Fens. He touched on the geology of the area and the role played by glacial activity in past millennia. The land mass was now shrinking and the level was sinking, which made flooding a perennial problem. Simon explained the function of the man-made drainage canals and the history of their construction. He had grown up in the Fens and he shared with us some of his happy childhood memories.

Our next meetings will be on Saturday, 9th November and 14th December in the Church Hall at 10.00 a.m.


crab appleFancy planting a tree in memory of a loved one?

If you would like to donate a tree to line the centre path through the churchyard then please contact the office on 01202 733390.