It is sad that your mother had to choose. I remember many using the term “non-Catholic.”I'm hoping to find some information about this church where my late Mum worshipped as a young woman. I've seen photographs of it and know it was demolished in the 1970's but do any of you know which St. Clement it was named after and remember what it was like inside.Also,when she was in her seventies, Mum mentioned she'd been a "Clementine"-a member of their amateur dramatic group. Does this ring a bell with anyone? Apologies for the churchy pun! After Mum met my Dad she became a Roman Catholic and they were married at St. Joseph's Church, Thimblemill Lane. I think it saddened her to leave behind the social activities she was part of at St. Clement's and in those days, she had to cut ties with it completely.
The reports of the consecration in 1859 don’t shed any light on why it was named after St Clement, but looking at lists of Church of England Saints seems to refer to 23rd September, Clement, Bishop of Rome, a 100