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Latest News

Reflections on 2017 – 2018 so what now
January 16th, 2018 Posted by: Angela Pursey Posted in: Latest News

We have arrived at the beginning of a new year at St. Matthew’s church! Changes are afoot and for this article I’ve been reflecting on the year that’s gone by and the year to come. 2017 has been a year of interregnum. Has this meant that we have been stretched at times? Certainly. Have we …read the full article.

A Long Wait
December 1st, 2017 Posted by: Angela Pursey Posted in: Latest News, St Matthews Matters

Charles Montagu writes “It’s been a year now – more than a year – since our interregnum began,” said one church warden to another. Is that a long wait? In a way, yes. But there are other waits that have been much longer. Paul wrote to the Galatians:  But when the set time had fully …read the full article.

One Year Later
November 6th, 2017 Posted by: Mary Parish Posted in: Latest News, St Matthews Matters

Many people would be glad for a one-year anniversary.  The day they met their best friend;  their wedding day;  when they passed their driving test;  a niece or nephew’s first birthday;  the day they left high school… the list could go on.  And in some way or other, they’d want to be saying “Happy Birthday!” …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
2nd Sunday - Family 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.
All children and young people remain in the service on the Second Sunday and share in communion with the whole Church.

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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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Is your Jesus too small ?
July 1st, 2018
Paul Taylor

Life giving prayer
June 24th, 2018
Sara-Jane Stevens

Being Good News
June 17th, 2018
Paul Taylor