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Latest News

St Matthew’s Day
September 3rd, 2017 Posted by: Angela Pursey Posted in: Articles, Latest News, St Matthews Matters

Early Christians often gathered on the name day of a saint – usually the date of his/her death. Originally held at a shrine or gravesite, many of these gatherings eventually evolved into festivals in honour of the saint, thus becoming known as feast days. Churches, towns, and guilds all had patron saints and held celebrations …read the full article.

Ordinary Time
July 28th, 2017 Posted by: Angela Pursey Posted in: Articles, Latest News

You may have noticed that the hangings in St Matthew’s Church have been changed and are now green.  Look at the pulpit, the  lectern and on the front of the communion table.  In times of celebration these are changed to white and gold, in times of repentance or mourning we use purple, and for celebrating …read the full article.

The second (annual) St Matthew’s Away Day
July 4th, 2017 Posted by: Angela Pursey Posted in: Latest News

Sunday 11th June started when the set-up team arrived at Ashington Community Centre at about 8am.  We got the keys, were shown the ropes and plugged in the projector.  As more people arrived tables and chairs were set out, the band warmed up, the welcome table was set up, the kitchen sprang into life and …read the full article.

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Service Times

08:45 am

1st Sunday - Holy Communion
2nd Sunday - Morning Prayer
3rd Sunday - Holy Communion
4th Sunday - Morning Prayer

In St. Matthew's Chancel. Liturgical but relaxed with either traditional hymns or gentle choruses using the piano.
10:30 am

1st Sunday - Service of Prayer, Children's service
2nd Sunday - Holy Communion
3rd Sunday - Service of Prayer
4th Sunday - Holy Communion

Contemporary music with children's talk, bible readings and sermon. Relaxed within the normal liturgical elements of the Church of England.
Separate children's service on 1st week otherwise Sunday clubs.

Upcoming Events


Walk from East Dean

Matt’s Comedy Club

The Noise Next Door

Connaught Studio
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Sermons are now recorded digitally and available online. We'd really appreciate feedback on this feature, so please do get in touch with any comments or suggestions

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Authentic Love
August 27th, 2017

Authentic Contentment
August 20th, 2017

Authentic Relationships
August 13th, 2017
Mary Parish