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Published on 14 June 2019

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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.




14th June Last Saturday’s Skittles went very well, with over 50 people having a very enjoyable time and raising £267.12 for Christian Aid.

7th June  Details of the Final Christian Aid event for this month, the Quiz at Beeches Evangelical Church,are here

7th June We received a copy of the Service sheet for Don Beach’s funeral in Australia.  Don was a leading member of the church, particularly in Music before emigrated to Australia with his wife Erica in 2001.  A copy of his funeral service is here, and some photos of Don and Erica’s farewell party are here  

30th May Hallelujah the Bell is fixed!  And on Ascension Day.  Thanks to Supaseal next door to the church  the Bells fixings have been re-attached and greased.  Here’s hoping it lasts another 55 years.  While up there Paul from Supaseal took the opportunity to take some unusual photos of the church, which are here.

30th May Published some photos here of the nice trim hedges after the working Party, together with a suggestion for re-cycling Fr. Adam.

24th May, Last weekend’s Gardening Party was a great success, with the hedge looking a lot tidier now, thanks to all who attended.

19th May The Beetle drive held last Saturday was a great success and Raised £180 for Christian Aid.  Great Thanks to Chris's Fish and Chips on the Aldridge Road for an excellent Fish and Chip Supper.

10th May Father Adam has written a new parish letter for Easter, Available here.  The vicars playlist can be found here

5th May Last weeks AGM was well attended.  David Gadd stood down as Churchwarden after long and successful service, and a new Churchwarden, Janet Cook, was elected.  A new PCC was also elected. The Churches Annual Accounts, the Trustees Report and the reports of various church activities were presented. The accounts can be seen here, and the reports here.

26th April, Two new Photo Albums published, Messy Church on the 17th April here, and Easter Sunday here

29th March  Most of the Cards are delivered now, to view the contents click here

15th March, Farther Adam has written a new parish letter for Lent, Available here.

8th March  If you haven’t woken up early enough to get to church recently it may be because the Church Bell, after 54 years of service has decided to take a rest and come away from the church wall.  We are investigating solutions, in the mean time the bell will be silent.

21st February Over 50 children and there carers came along to a half term Messy Church on the theme of Illusion.  A few photos are here.

9th February A new letter from Fr. Adam is published here.

9th February At the request of our Number one fan an album of Christmas photos is published here.

18th December A new Christmas letter from Fr. Adam is here.

16th December Some photos of the Messy Church - Christingle service published here courtesy of Michelle Hanley.

14th December The final figure for the Christmas Fayre is £3,100.  Well done to all concerned.

23rd November A new Parish letter from Fr. Adam.  Looking forward to the Christmas Fayre and Advent  and asking for thoughtful prayer about future growth of St. Matthews.  You can read his letter here

16th November Our Christmas Cards have arrived and will be delivered to everyone in the parish soon.  If you can’t wait it is here.

11th November Photos of our Poppies for remembrance Sunday are here

4th November 2018

A few more photos of the trip to Westminster from Sandra, see them here

31st October

Messy Church was very popular with over 40 children attending with their parents/carers.






27th October

St. Matthews hosted a conference on Mission in Eucharistic Parishes, some photos of the conference can be seen here

27th October

To coincide with the conference an exhibition of art work by Mary Flitcroft was arranged in the church, see some photos here

26th October

Some extra Photos added to the Westminster trip, courtesy of Mark, see them here

25th October

Fr. Adam has written a new parish letter covering attendance, future growth and remembrance.  An interesting read here

21st October 2018

Photos of the sunlight streaming

through church Windows are here








6th October  The trip to the Isle of Man, ended successfully today, and a good time was had by all. Some photos are here.

30th September, Harvest Festival, a few photos are here


 

Latest News The latest news from St. Matthews is here, older news items are archived here Events Parish Eucharist for rogation Sunday Notices for Sunday 26th May Parish Eucharist Service Sheet for Sunday 2nd June Notices for Sunday 2nd June Parish Eucharist for Pentecost Notices for Sunday 9th June Parish Eucharist for Trinity Sunday Notices for Sunday 16th June