st. clements

Our heartfelt condolences go out to those affected by the terrible fire in Kensington, West London.

If you are based in London and can help with clothes, food, blankets etc then please donate these to:
- St Clements Church, 95 Sirdar Road, W11 4EQ

If you are concerned about someone you know who may have been affected, a number has been set up - 0800 0961 233

This tragedy also serves as another reminder that we should never, ever stop recognising the heroic bravery, dedication and humanity of our emergency services who never hesitate to put themselves in harms way. Thank you.

London fire: Muslims up early for Ramadan may have saved Grenfell Tower residents' lives

Muslims awake for Ramadan might have helped save lives after noticing the horrific blaze at Grenfell Tower.

Residents have told of how they didn’t hear alarms as the fire swept through the 24-storey tower block in West London. But they were instead alerted to the blaze by fellow residents, some of whom may have been Muslim people who were awake early in the morning because of Ramadan and were among the first to notice the fire.

The fire broke out not long after midnight and when many people living inside the tower block were asleep.

Muslims were among the first people on the scene as people were evacuated from Grenville Tower.

Andre Barroso, 33, told The Independent: “Muslims played a big part in getting a lot of people out.

"Most of the people I could see were Muslim. They have also been providing food and clothes.”

He said lots of people were still searching for friends and relatives who lived inside the tower.

Many people have donated water, food and clothing to the nearby St Clement church, where locals have taken refuge. Others are distributing water bottles to those waiting outside.

“Everybody was hands on. It was wonderful to see everyone come together.”

O Saving Victim, opening wide
The gate of heaven to man below:
Our foes press hard on every side;
Thine aid supply, thy strength bestow.

All praise and thanks to thee ascend
For evermore, blest One in Three:
O grant us life that shall not end,
In our true native land with thee. Amen.

Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at St Clement’s Episcopal Church, Philadelphia.


Some recently developed photos I took while I was in my last year of Academy School about 7 years ago. Film has been sitting in the back of my bedside cabinet and finally got curious enough to get them developed. Not half bad. Bit  grainy and out of focus but could just say it was intentional and arty! Try and ignore the Tesco sign in the back ground of the bottom picture!

“We encounter the Word, that is Christ, in those who reflect Him, who show us the Face of God and who reflect His meekness, His humility of heart, His simplicity, His kindness, His sincerity.”

~Pope Benedict XVI

(Image via Redford, MI)


Grenfell Tower - West London - 14/06/2017

If possible please donate clothing, underwear, toiletries, light blankets, snacks, toys, chargers, pre-paid oyster cards or money to the people who’ve lost their homes. 

Donation locations:

St Clements Church - 95 Sirdar Road, W11 4EQ 

Rugby Portobello Trust - 221 Walmer Road, W11 4EY

We are commanded to worship, not on special days, but continuously - all our life through and in all possible ways.

  • St. Clement of Alexandria

St Clement’s Church, Rodel, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. 

Built from about 1520, St Clement’s Church, (Tur Chliamainn), or the Church of Rodel is generally thought to be the grandest medieval building anywhere in the Western Isles.

The church is remarkable for possessing one of the most ambitious and richly-carved tombs of the period in Scotland, that of Alexander Macleod (known in Gaelic as Alasdair Crotach), said to have been the church’s founder. By choosing to be buried in Harris, Alexander Macleod was breaking with tradition, as the previous chiefs of his clan had until then been buried in Iona. The tomb is dated 1528 and its high-quality carved mural panels depict biblical stories, a stylised castle, a hunting scene and a Highland galley.

The church is now in the care of Historic Scotland.

Information from RCAHMS (PJG)


Kate as the Honorary Air Commandant of the RAF Air Cadets

16 December 2015: Become the royal patron of the RAF Air Cadets upon the retirement of Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace, London.

7 February 2016: Mark the 75th anniversary year of the RAF Air Cadets with a church service at St. Clement Danes and a reception at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.

8 July 2016: Visit with Prince William and Prince George the Royal International Air Tattoo, marking the RAF Air Cadets 75th anniversary, in Fairford, Gloucestershire.

14 February 2017: Visit RAF Wittering base, meet cadets who are taking part in a half-term skills development camp and take the controls of a flight simulator in Wittering, Cambridgeshire.


Canandaigua New York ~ Clement House ~ Second Empire ~ 1885 by Onasill ~ Bill Badzo
Via Flickr:
The Structure was home to three prominent Lawyers. The unique Second Empire style is created by the mansard roof eleven dormers, arched porches and Victorian double door. 176 - 178 North Main Steet

Grenfell Fire

For anyone able to help- Please share.

Anyone who is near Latimer Road, West London and is able to help and assist in any way, please do.
Due to the fire at Grenfell Tower, people have been left with no clothes, food, toiletries, toys etc.

Every small donation will help someone…

221 Walmer Road,
W11 4EY
95 Sirdar Road,
W11 4EQ
Jubilee House,
210 Latimer Road,
W10 6QY
Please share. And please distinctly mark what the items are so they can be easily distributed.

Grenfell Tower fire: Mosques and Churches open up to victims of all faiths

Religious communities of all kinds have opened their hearts and their doors in the aftermath of the fire that destroyed Grenfell Tower in the early hours of Wednesday morning (14 June).

Local churches, mosques, and temples are offering shelter to the survivors of the inferno which killed at least six people and left hundreds homeless.

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Religious institutions have been offering whatever they can on social media, under the hashtag #GrenfellTower.

St Clement’s church, a stone’s throw from the smoking building in North Kensington, has become an emergency relief centre.

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IBTimesUK saw fashion designer Stella McCartney at the church, preparing food for victims.

Al Manar, a local mosque, is also offering shelter to people of all faiths affected by the fire, which is known to have killed at least six people.

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The Telegraph reported that the evacuation was aided by Muslim residents who were still awake due to Ramadan, alerting their neighbours to the blaze after the building’s fire alarm failed.

Meanwhile, Sikh Gurudwaras around London are collecting and distributing spare clothes, toys, and toiletries.

Harjinder Kukreja tweeted: “The evacuees only have what they’re wearing. We need to support them with spare necessities.”

Celebrities including Jamie Oliver and Lily Allen have been doing their bit to help the survivors.

Oliver, a TV chef and health campaigner said that Grenfell residents can have free food and drink at Jamie’s Italian in Westfield.

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Prayer For The Day

We beg you, Lord, the help and defend us. Deliver the oppressed, pity the insignificant, raise the fallen, show yourself to the needy, heal the sick, bring back those who have gone astray, feed the hungry, lift up the weak, take off the prisoners’ chains. May every nation come to know that you alone are God, that Jesus Christ is your child, and that we are your people, the sheep of your pasture. Amen. – Pope St. Clement of Rome