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This Week’s Services and Readings Sunday 21st to Sunday 28th February

For details of the Phone-in Services see the page here.   To download Phone-in service sheet click the link in Blue

For Services in Church and individual prayer see the page here.

Sunday School


 To see some more of the lovely work sent in by our Sunday School Children and parents working from home see our Gallery here


We will continue our usual weekly e’mail news sheet to help everyone keep in touch with activities at St. Matthews. This weeks news sheet is here. You can also keep in touch with our Facebook page.

Saturday 20th February

10 am

Quiet Morning in Church Finishing with a Phone-in Prayer at about 11, Lent Morning Prayer

Sunday 21st February

10:30am

Phone-in Service:  Believe in the Good News

Sunday 21st February

4 pm

Said Eucharist in Church

Tuesday 23rd February

10am-11am

Church open for Individual Prayer

Tuesday23rd February

8 pm

Phone-in Service: Compline

Wednesday 24th February

10am-11am

Church open for Individual Prayer

Wednesday 24th February

8 pm

Phone-in Service: Judges

Thursday 25th February

10am-11am

Church open for Individual Prayer

Thursday  25th February

8 pm

Phone-in Service: Compline  followed by Lent Group Discussion

Friday 26th February

10am-11am

Church open for Individual Prayer

Friday 26th February

12 Noon

Said Eucharist in Church

Sunday  28th February

10:30am

Phone-in  Service:

Sunday  28th February

4 pm

Said Eucharist in Church

The regular three campaigns are still available; The first is the regular Lockdown down campaign to ensure that the churches running costs are met during this difficult time, The Second is for St. Matthew’s Sponsored Child, Many of us donated on a regular basis to the sponsored Child when we were in Church, so this is an opportunity to continue those regular donations.  The Third is the regular Malawi Hospital Charity that we have donated to on the first Sunday in the month for many years.  We hope to encourage once a month donations.  For details of how to give see our giving page here.

Latest Coronavirus Advice

Government guidance on Lock Down 3 allows people to leave home “to attend or visit a place of worship for communal worship”.  Although some churches are closing and moving to digital services we are confident that St. Matthews is sufficiently spacious to allow us to continue our services at the current level.   So there will be a services on Sunday at 4pm, and on Friday, at 12 noon.

The Church will also continue to be open for Private prayer between 10am and 11am, Tuesday to Friday.



If you are unsure about attending the church the Phone-in Services will continue on Sunday at 10:30, and on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 8pm

All this information is liable to change at any time, if additional guidance becomes available we will try to keep you informed.

Of course if you are clinically vulnerable to Coronavirus or in a household or bubble with a possible or confirmed Coronvirus infection you should not attend Church.

Guidance for attending church in these times can be found on our coronavirus page

L E N T
Wednesday 17th February to Saturday 3rd April

Ash Wed. 17th Feb.  We are invited to join St. John’s at either 10am:  Said Mass with Ashing (on sackcloth pieces);  or  7.30pm:  Ash Wednesday Mass, with music and homily, with Ashing (on sackcloth pieces) in addition to an Ash Wednesday Phone-in Service at 8:00 pm.

Sat. 20th Feb. Quiet Morning in Church 10:00am

Thursdays, 25th February; 4th.11th, 18th and  25th March Phone in Lent Group after Compline

8th March to 2nd April Easter Cards to Deliver, Please help.


A series of videos produced by Ros Hardy, our Children and Families worker for children and families to accompany the book, The Wonder of Easter by Ed Drew

Click here to see the videos


The Church of England is also publishing Lent Reflections, on e’mail, Apple and Android Apps and you can even receive them on Alexa or Google home smart speakers.  For more details see this Link

  #livelent

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Published on 22 February 2021

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