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Published on 05 August 2022

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This Week’s Services and Readings

For details of the Phone-in and Zoom 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 open

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.

Whatever brings you here, I’m delighted that you’ve stopped by for a ‘virtual visit’ and I hope that I may get the opportunity to welcome you to St Matthew’s in person sometime soon. In the meantime, you will be able to read here something about the life of our church.

St Matthew’s stands within what is often called a ‘modern catholic’ tradition. Our worship - which is always dignified but never ‘stuffy’ - centres on the Eucharist (also called The Mass, or Holy Communion) and we use ‘Common Worship’, the Church of England’s most recent modern language prayer book.  The priest wears vestments coloured according to the church season, and we use incense on Sundays and at other major celebrations to add a sense of wonder and mystery to our worship.  We sing a mixture of traditional and more contemporary hymns, and sermons are always aimed at encouraging the congregation in their Christian discipleship. Children of all ages are very welcome, and can join our Sunday School if they wish.

Our congregation is faithful and friendly, and we strive to be genuinely inclusive and welcoming to everyone, sharing God’s unconditional love.

Whether you are looking for a church where you can worship regularly, are considering getting married or having a child baptised or seeking spiritual or pastoral help of some kind,  I hope you will find the information you want on this website. If not, do please get in touch and we will do our best to help you.

Better still, why not just come and see?

Father Trevor


Sunday 7th August to Sunday 14th August


A Welcome from our Vicar

Sunday 7th August ‘The Transfiguration of our Lord’

9.15 am

Morning Prayer.

10 am

Parish Mass and Sunday School Pew Sheet.

Monday

9.00 am

Morning Prayers in the Chapel

Monday

5.00  pm

Evening Prayer (via ’Zoom’)

Tuesday

10am-11am

Church open for Individual Prayer

Tuesday

8.00 pm

Phone in Service Just Believe

Wednesday

9.00  am

Morning Prayer (via ’Zoom’)

Wednesday

10am-11 am

Church open for Individual Prayer

Wednesday

4.30 pm

Evening Prayer at St. Paul’s Hamstead

Thursday

9.00 am

Morning Prayers in the Chapel

Thursday

10am-11am

Church open for Individual Prayer

Thursday

5.00  pm

Evening Prayer (via ’Zoom’)

Friday

10am-11am

Church open for Individual Prayer

Friday

12 Noon

Said Mass in the Chapel (a quiet service of Holy Communion)

Sunday 7th August ‘The Feast of The Blessed Virgin Mary (‘The Assumption’)

9.15 am

Morning Prayer.

10 am

Parish Mass and Sunday School.

6th August

10.00 - 1.00

Hedge Cutting

13th August

7 pm.

Skittles Evening

Future Dates

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.

COVID 19 Precautions

We have now re-introduced the shared Chalice should you wish to receive it along side the bread.

For the time being, the peace will remain ‘contactless’ and will be exchanged with a bow or a wave.

Full details of our Covid precautions can be found here

 Above all Stay Safe