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Latest News

Are you coming to our Church Away Day?
June 2nd, 2017 Posted by: Angela Pursey Posted in: Latest News, St Matthews Matters

On Sunday June 11th there will be an 8.45am service but no 10.30am service. Yes, you heard right… there will be no 10.30am service.  Instead, like last year, the whole church family will be meeting together for a day of fellowship, teaching, worship and fun at Ashington Community Centre.  There will be much cake (as is …read the full article.

Mind Matters
May 3rd, 2017 Posted by: Angela Pursey Posted in: Latest News, Mind Matters

How can the church compassionately support those with mental illness? In John 9, as well as healing, we see Jesus confront a community’s attitude toward its outcasts. He addresses two kinds of blindness. First and obvious, he gives sight to a blind man. But another and important miracle happens as he exposes and begins to …read the full article.

Harry, William & us
May 3rd, 2017 Posted by: Mary Parish Posted in: Latest News, St Matthews Matters

It seems everyone is talking about it.  Even Royalty.  Mental Health.  I must admit I’m very glad.  And May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  It’s been observed in the U.S. since 1949, amazingly, and has reached many millions with its message.  But what does it mean for us? I suffered my first major episode of …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


The Meads area of East Sussex

Church Car Park
Men’s Breakfast

Only £4

St Matthew's Church Hall

A Day in Petworth


Circular walk begins in the pretty village of Fulking,

Church Car Park
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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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Matthew – Go
June 16th, 2017

June 8th, 2017
Sara-Jane Stevens

Acts – Life goes on
May 28th, 2017