It is with great regret that we advise of the death yesterday evening of Canon Joseph Clements.
Fr Clements was ordained on 29th April 1962 in the College Chapel at Valladolid by Bishop Black of Paisley and served as Assistant Priest of St Francis Xavier’s in Carfin, St Aidan’s in Wishaw, St Bride’s in East Kilbride and Motherwell Cathedral. In 1987 he was appointment Parish Priest of St Thomas’ in Wishaw where he served until 1992 when he took up appointment next door at St Aidan's Wishaw for a second time. Father Clements served as Parish Priest of St Aidan's for over 20 years until his retirement in 2015 and continued to live in the parish until he moved into the Care Home. In 2011 Fr Clements was made a Canon of the Cathedral Chapter.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.
Our Lady, Queen of Priests, pray for him