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Mission

The Church of England is called, as are all Churches, to carry forward the work that Jesus Christ began in all aspects of the life of people in society. Jesus said to those who followed him ‘As the Father has sent me, so do I send you.’ The word mission simply means the ‘sending out’

This doesn’t mean that we go and preach on street corners, or even try to convert people. Put simply it is about seeing what God is doing locally and joining in. Anywhere where people are loving and caring for one another, caring for the earth, standing up for justice, and talking about peace is a place where God’s love can be found.

The church building is simply a focus for that love.

If you want to join in with anything that we do, please come and see.

THE FIVE MARKS OF MISSION as adopted by the Church of England are:

To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom To teach, baptise and nurture new believers To respond to human need by loving service

To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation

To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth

GETTING INVOLVED

Our best resource for mission is people because, next to scripture, people are the best advocates for God’s love.  A willing heart is all you need and if any training is required it will be given.

The next most important thing is our building – it gives us a place to meet, it reminds us that we are part of a tradition, and many people have an emotional attachment to it. Most of our services take place inside of the building and clergy and non clergy work hard to make the services happen.

There are lots of ways in which you can contribute. Have a look at the list below – if there is something that interests you, please contact us.

Intercessors

Join the rota of people who lead the the prayers of the people during services.

Intercessors lead the congregation in praying for other people, for our community, for the Church, for the world and for God’s kingdom. You can pray by yourself or intros or threes with friend/ family. We would be especially delighted to have family groups willing to pray for the family services.

Hospitality

Coffee preparation and serving at the end of Sunday services.

If you would be interested in helping to serve tea and cofee, please contact us, or speak to

Readers

Join the rota of those who read Bible passages in church services.

PCC Membership

The Parochial Church Council helps to make decision about the organisation of the church and it’s direction. The PCC is responsible for the financial affairs of the church.

PCC members are typically elected once a year at the AGM. If you feel you have the skills and experience to contribute to our PCC, please contact the PCC Secretary here.

Please note, you must be on the St Clement Electoral Roll in order to stand for election to the PCC.

Click here to see who the current members of the PCC are.

Deanery Synod

Represent the views of St Clement’s at a Deanery Level.

Sidespeople

Sidespeople play a vital role in welcoming people to our church and helping to enable the smooth running of services.

Click here to meet our current team of Sidespeople.

If you are interested in becoming a Sidesperson, please contact Rev. Karen

Licensed Lay Assistants

Lay Assistants are nominated by the incumbent, approved by the PCC and licensed by the Bishop for the administration of Holy Communion. For more information about becoming a Lay Assistant, contact Rev. Karen
Music

if you like singing or playing an instrument and think you might like to get involved click here to find out more about getting involved with music at St. Clements.

Fundraising

We’re always looking for new ways to generate the income we need to keep St. Clements open and working for the benefit of the parish! If you have any fundraising ideas or would like to join our Fundraising Committee, please contact us!

Children’s Ministry

We are always looking to recruit more people to work with the children and young people in our congregation and parish. For more information about opportunities to work in children’s ministry, contact Rev Karen

Please note that everyone who works with children or young people must be DBS checked.

Gardeners

Do you have green-fingers and spare time? Help maintain the grounds at St Clements and ensure that the church continues to be a beautiful landmark in Urmston.

For more information, please speak to one of our Church Wardens.

Flower Arrangers

Help to produce flower arrangements for St Clements.

To join our team of flower arrangers, please contact

Administration team

If you can help with occasional photocopying and putting together news sheets etc please contact Derek Prince, Churchwarden.