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Latest News

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.

Easter Excitement
March 31st, 2017 Posted by: Angela Pursey Posted in: Articles, Latest News, St Matthews Matters

Or is it?  “Here we go again. Another Christian festival kidnapped and rebranded by the evils of the secular world.  When are they going to let us worship in peace?”  I can see where that sentiment comes from. The ‘world’ has indeed taken Easter, the most important Christian festival, and turned it into a world …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

Half Term Prayer Fun

St Matthew's Church

From the Downs to the Sea

Church Away Day

Ashington Community Centre
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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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Acts – Grasping Opportunity
May 21st, 2017
Jonathan Frank

Acts – The cost of discipleship
May 14th, 2017
Sara-Jane Stevens

Acts – Living His way
May 7th, 2017
Clive Latter