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Published on 21 September 2018



St Matthew's, Perry Beeches is the Parish Church (Church of England) serving an area bounded roughly by Kingstanding Road to the east, Walsall Road to the West, Queslett Road to the north, and Perry Park to the south.

St Matthew's seeks to provide a spiritual home and community resource for all in the neighbourhood, welcoming to all. We want to discover the heart of God’s love with all who seek.

We offer opportunities for worship for young and old on Sundays and through the week.  We offer ministries for the different stages of life (including Christenings, Confirmation, Weddings, Funerals, house blessings, prayers for healing).  Our premises are used weekly by a variety of community groups, and for one-off private parties.  Please come along or get in touch to discuss any of these things, or anything else you think we might help with.

5th September The Little Doves mother and Toddler group will be re-launched as Noah’s Ark Play & Stay, for Parents/Carers of pre-School Children.

31st August Friendly Friday Cafe celebrated it’s first birthday with a cake

17th August Supplies of our new Autumn Card have arrived, see above left for the front covers.  They will be distributed to all the parish.  If you can help contact Janet Cook.

1st July A mixed congregation from Perry Beeches Baptist Church, Perry Beeches Evangelical Church and St. Matthews sweltered through an uplifting service at the Baptist Church, followed by refreshments.

15th June Our Christian Aid Week House to House and Church collections raised £644, and the Big Breakfast organised jointly with Perry Beeches Baptist Church, £466, giving a magnificant total of £1,110 raised for Christian Aid.

9th June

We had a great start to the day at Perry Beeches Baptist Church sharing their Big Breakfast in Aid of Christian Aid.

3rd June

Some of the Photos of last Thursday’s Confirmation at St. John’s are here

31st May

Thanks to St. John’s Perry Barr and to Bishop Anne for a wonderful confirmation Service.

18th May

The Church’s updated privacy policy, to comply with the GDPR Legislation is published here

4th May

At last weeks AGM Rodney Williams stood down as Church Warden, and was thanked for his valuable service.  Tim Bartlett was elected as a new Church Warden, and David Gadd remains as Church Warden.

22nd March.  

A group of around a dozen parishioners went to Easter Tea at Great Barr Academy, along with about 100 representatives from other local churches.  It was a very enjoyable afternoon and we were well looked after and entertained by the pupils and staff.

9th March

Details of Holy Week Services are here

24th February, Fr.Adam added a new message.

21st February

Another very popular Messy Church with about 50 children attending and enjoying the crafts, and lunch.

9th February

Published some photographs of the decorating of the Church Hall here.

29th January 2018

Started a new year of photographs by publishing photos of our Candlemas Service and the newly illuminared Plaque of the Risen Christ here.  Don’t worry all the 2017 and earlier photos are still there.

Christmas 2017

Christmas Service Collections For The Homeless – The collections at the Xmas services raised £629.25.

Photos of the Christmas Eve Crib Service are here.

Photos of our carol Service are here

The Church of England’s Web site for Christmas is available here

3rd December 2017

The Christmas fair raised over £2,600, on the day, with more still to come in.  Thanks to all those who worked so hard to make it a success, and to those who came along with money to spend.

1st December 2017

The Church of England has launched an updated web service giving details of services across the Country at www.achurchnearyou.com

27th October 2017

Pictures of a number of events during October have been added to the photo Albums here

22nd September 2017

A few pictures of last nights wonderful Patronal services are here

6th September 2017

Work has progressed well with the Church Hall heating, with the new pipes and radiators installed, sadly we’ve found that we need a new pump which will about £1,000 to the cost, with more still to spend to make good the decorations.  If you are able to donate to support this see Ann Harrison, or we have just created a new on-line giving system courtesy of BT, which can be found here.

1st September 2017

More good news!  Our Cafe Library opened today, for picture of the first session click here

23rd August 2017All pages.pdf

Our congregation  has already started to deliver 5,000 Autumn Cards across the parish, to show what’s on at St Matthews in the coming months.  If you are outside the parish or don’t get one delivered Click on the card to get your own.

18th August 2017

Great news!  The Appeal has reached £3,000, the work will be starting next week, but further donations/fund raising is still required.

21st July 2017

Great news!  The Appeal has already raised £2,000, so the work can start in the summer break, but we still need more donations, see this weeks letter from Fr. Adam.

9th July 2017

Fr. Adam has launched an appeal to raise money to repair the heating in the Church Hall, which after 75 years has started to leak,  the total required is several thousand pounds, and it is hoped to partialy fund this with grants.  A copy of the Appeal letter is here.

3rd July 2017

We have put a full set of photos(126 Photos) from Saturday nights party onto Google Photos here together with some videos of the party as well.

I also have put the photos onto a photo sharing site here.  If you select a photo on this site so that it shows on the right hand side of the screen then click the little down arrow below the photo it will download a full resolution copy of the photo to your computer.

2nd July 2017

To celebrate his Silver Wedding and various family birthdays Fr. Adam’s familiy threw a wonderful prty last night.  A few of the photos are here

25th June 2017

St. Matthew’s pilgrimage to St. Albans on the the 24th June, for picture of the procession and the cathedral click here.

25th May 2017

Joint Ascension day/Confirmation service with St. Johns, lead by Bishop of Aston, Bishop Anne. For photos click here.  For even more photos click here

14th May 2017

Lovely to see the church crowded for the Brownies Diamond Jubilee, For photos click here

7th May 2017

Taking advantage of the lovely

spring sunshine, some of our

congregation took to their

 bikes this morning

28th April 2017

Lent Offering - East Africa Famine Appeal - £325.00 Thank you!

The Children’s Society Boxes – Total collected £793.00. Thank you again!

17th March 2017

We are delivering Easter Cards to as much of the parish as we can manage, even doing just your road will help, See Fr. Adam’s weekly letter for more details, or see Janet for a list of Streets.

20th January 2017

To all members and ex members of the 44th Birmingham Brownies, please make a note that the weekend of 12th May we will be celebrating our 60th birthday. We will be having a service in church on Sunday 14th May, but other details are not available at this present time. Please pass this on to any members of our pack and please look out for further information.


2nd December 2016

Last Saturday’s Christmas fair raised £3,000.  Well done to every one involved


13th November 2016

Donations of Goods for the Christmas Fair Stalls are required, these include bottles, toys, cakes raffle prizes and fancy goods. Boxes for gifts are set out in theChurch


16th October 2016

It is with much regret that we announce that the Imagine group have decided not to meet at St. Matthews after 13th October 2016


17th July 2016

Photos of our joint confirmation at St. John’s are here


10th June 2016

Lots of excitement this week as flash floods struck on Wednesday evening.  Along with many other local properties the Church as flooded, with water in the Office, Vestry Family Room and the Church itself.  It hoped that all will be speedily returned to normal.


18th May 2016


1961 - 2016

Members of David’s family joined with many members of the congregation to attend David’s funeral today.


3rd May 2016

The Church’s long awaited new Notice Board was erected by a small party of Volunteers


24th April 2016

Published photos of the trip to Belgium and the Dutch Bulb Fields


11th March 2016

Details of the Holy Week(Easter) Services are published


5th February 2016

Details of the Lent Services are published ______________________

21st December 2015

Photos of yesterday’s Messy Church, and the Festival of Lessons and Carols are available


2nd December 2015

The Autumn Fair Total is in excess of £3000, the final figure will be reported shortly


29th November 2015

The Autumn fair today was a wonderful success thanks to the hard work of many people,and thanks to those who attended.

Photographs are here. ______________________

29th November 2015

Today our new notice board was installed, See Ann to get your notice put on. ______________________

22nd November 2015

To view the 60 second Church of England advert focusing on Prayer, and currently banned by Cinemas click here, to visit their new web site on prayer click here


30th October 2015

Over 50 Children and 25 Adults came to Messy Church on Wednesday, Photos can be seen here


2nd October 2015

Photos of the Harvest Festival are here. ______________________

27th September 2015

If you missed the chance to buy a DVD last week Janet still has some to sell after the service.


20th September 2015

After the Patronal Festival evensong on 20th September there will be an opportunity to purchase the DVD prepared as result of last years Anniversary celebrations.  The cost is £5, split 50/50 between the Photocopier fund and Christian Aid.  Full details of the DVD are here.


6th September 2015

Following a meeting of the PCC it has been reluctantly decided that the financial situation of the Bar is unsustainable and therefore the Bar will close at the end of this year. Click here to view the open letter to club members.


4th September 2015

Photos of Messy Church from the 30th August, are here


4th September 2015

Photos of the Parish outing to the Edinburgh Tattoo in August, are here


24th July 2015

Photos of this week’s Messy Church, which was enjoyed by all are here ______________________

15th July 2015

Photos of this afternoon’s wedding between Andrew and Gail are here


4th July 2015

Photos of the Parish outing to Trentham Gardens added here.  Everyone had a great time.  Thanks to Ron for organising it.


26th June 2015

The Jumble Sale/Book Sale raised £214. Thanks to everyone who helped  ______________________

19th June 2015

Photos of the Parish Prilgrimage to Walsingham added here.  The 10 parishioners seem to be enjoying themselves, and putting a few pounds on!


29th May 2015

CHRISTIAN AID....The amount collected for Christian Aid from House to House collections and collections in Perry Beeches Baptist Church and St. Matthews Church was £891.91.  Well done to all the collectors and to all who contributed both from St. Matthews and the Baptist Church.


29th May 2015

Photos of the Pentecost Messy Church added here.  We had 50 children, parents and helpers who had a great time.


16th May 2015

RIP ….BOBBIE KITSON passed away on Wednesday at the age of 94,after a long

illness. Our thoughts and prayers are with her son Nigel and all the family.


15th May 2015

Photos of the Confirmation Service added here


15th May 2015

Photos of the Booksale and Cream tea event added here


10th April 2015

Photos of St. Matthews at Easter have been added here


30th January 20152nd April 2015

We are supporting Christian Aid Week (10th - 16th May)  by arranging a street collection.  If you are able help in any way speak to Janet Cook


27th March 2015

The Church AGM wil be held after the Service on Sunday 26th April _______________________

20th March 2015

Details of the Holy Week Services for 2015 are published here


30th January 2015

The Draft Lent Services for 2015 are published here


27th December 2014

Photos of the Christmas festivities at St. Matthews are posted here


21st December 2014

Photos from the Christingle Service are posted here


20th December 2014

The final amount raised by the Autumn Fair was £3,263


19th December 2014

Important information on the future of the bar has been published on the Bar and Family Club sections of the site here.


14th December 2014

The final figure for the Christmas Fair was over £3,000.


30th November 2014

Great News! The Christmas Fair raised £2,900 on the day, and by now now has hopefuly passed £3,000.  I will post a final figure when I get one.  Fr. Adam thanked all those who helped make the event such a success.  Photos are here


29th November 2014

Photos from this year’s Christmas Fair added to the Photo Albums here


16th November 2014

New to St. Matthew’s this year, we will be holding a Children’s liturgy to celebrate Stir up Sunday on 16th November.  See here for Photos.


9th November 2014

Added Photos from this mornings Remembrance Service here __________________________

10th October 2014

St. Matthews hosted the Handsworth Deanery workshop this morning. For a photo of the delegates see here


26th September 2014

Blood Donors will be at the Church Hall Tuesday 7th October at 13:30-15:30 and 16:30-19:30


24th September 2014

Re-organised the Photos so that all the Anniversary are in one place here, older photos are here and this years photos are here


15th September 2014

Added Photos and a Video from the Songs of Praise service here, and added photos of the Anniversary Exhibition in the Church here


14th September 2014

Harvest Festival today, a few photos here


8th September 2014

Donations at Fr. Adam’s Induction raised £500, which had been split between Malawi and Birmingham Crisis Centre


7th September 2014

Loretta Dolphin’s  body will be received into church on Monday 15th September at 4.30pm and her funeral mass will take place on Tuesday at 11 am followed by burial at Sutton Newhall Cemetery at 1.00pm. and refreshments in the Dove Club at 2.00pm.


7th September 2014

A new bench dedicated to John Linley has been installed in the remembrance garden, Photos here


17th August 2014

Added photos of the trip to Crich here


12th August 2014

Added more details to the People Pages


4th August 2014

Some beautiful poems in commemoration of WW1 were written by a member of our congregation and £225 was raised for Tidworth House.  See here for details


2nd August 2014

The Mini Market and Cream Teas raised £310 for Church funds


5th July 2014

Put some beautiful photos of flowers in the church  on the site today.  click here to see them.


29th June 2014

The visitors to Walsingham returned today looking very brown, click here to see some photographs.


8th June 2014

Today our Lay Pastors were commissioned for a further 5 years as part of the weekly service, click here to see a photograph.


27th April 2014

Yesterday’s Jumble Sale raised over £300, well done to all those involved!


21st April 2014

Over 100 people attended Easter Sunder’s Service at St. Matthew’s


4th April 2014

Children’s Society Boxes raised £544.01. Well done to all box holders


7th March 2014

Right Reverend Mark Santer (former

Bishop of Birmingham) will be conducting some of our Holy Week services.


16th February 2014

Goda Wood’s Funeral will be on Thursday 20th February at 11:30 am. in St. Matthews.


14th February 2014

Ken Hill’s Funeral is today at 11:00 am. in St. Matthews.


28th January 2014

Fr. Douglas Machiridza’s induction at St. Andrews Church, Handsworth, 12th March 7:30pm.  See Weekly News for more details.


28th January 2014

Adult Pilgrimage to Walsingham, See Weekly New for revised details


28th January 2014

Confirmation at St.Johns, Easter Saturday 19th April  2014, 7:30 pm.


5th January 2014

Adult Pilgrimage to Walsingham

19th - 24th May 2014


5th January 2014

Fr. Douglas Machiridza’s last Service at St. Matthews - 9th February


5th January 2014

Details of Holy Days for 2014 Here


25th December 2013

For photos of St. Matthew’s Christmas decorations click Here


14th December 2013

For details of Christmas Services click Here


News This is the Web site for St.Matthew’s Church, Perry Beeches If you have any ideas of what we should do or include to improve the site please let us know using our comments form Here Events


Fr. Adam’s Letter

23rd August 2018

Cafe Library will be open every Friday from 11:00 to 2:00.
Noah’s Ark Play & Stay For parents/carers and pre-school children Wednesday and Friday mornings in the hall,  9.30 - 11

Sun. 30th Sept Harvest Festival followed by Lunch

Messy Church!  

Wed. 31 Oct 11am-1,

Sun. 16 Dec. 3pm-5 Advent Christingle celebration:   

Sat. 13th October - Day Pilgrimage to Westminster Abbey

Sat. 10th-Sun. 11th November -

Church and Cafe open 10am - 4pm for “Plant a Poppy” and Quiet Reflection

Sat. 24th November - Christmas Shopping Trip to Street

Sat. 1st December - Christmas


Parish Messages NOAHS ARK POSTER.pdf Parish Eucharist Notices for Sunday 2nd September Service Sheet for Sunday 2nd September Notices for Sunday 9th September Service Sheet for Sunday 9th September Notices for Sunday 16th September Service Sheet for Sunday 16th September Notices for Sunday 23rd September Service Sheet for Sunday 23rd September