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St. Matthew’s Church, Perry Beeches
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Published on 09 April 2020

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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.

29th March, With Church closed we had a successful prayer meeting by Voice conference at 10:30 on Sunday.

7th March The Church published details of a Whatsapp group for the congregation.

24th March In the light of Government instructions on Self Isolation the Church and Church are closed completely until further notice

20th March We reluctantly  decided that with the increasing need for self isolation we should cancel the delivery of Easter cards this year.

20th March Following a further request from the Church of England there will be no further services at St. Matthews, but the Church will be open for private prayer every day from 9sam to 11am and on Thursday evenings from 6pm to 8pm

17th March The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are calling for Church of England churches to put public worship on hold and become a “different sort of church” in the coming months to face the challenge of coronavirus.  A copy of their Press release is here

16th March In the light of recent announcements on Coronavirus, a number of Church events have been cancelled, postponed or changed.  The Vicar’s latest letter can be found here.  Keep watching the Web site or Facebook for further updates.

  10th March The Church of England updates advice on coronavirus.   Clergy are being advised not to share the chalice and to encourage worshippers not to shake hands during the ‘Sign of the Peace’ in services, as part of updated guidance on coronavirus issueMarchd by the Church of England.   To see the advice in full click here

19th February After the awful weather of the past two weeks it’s lovely to see the beautiful spring flowers in the memorial garden.  A few more photos are here.

19th February Some photos of the February Half Term Messy Church are here

27th December, Added photos of the Carol Service here and the Christmas Eve/Christmas Day Services here

20th December, Fr. Adam’s Christmas Message is here

12th December, A new idea for the website, you can hear the Hymns for this Sunday(15th December) on a new page here.  I await feed back with interest.
12th December, Now that most of the Parish Christmas Cards are delivered here is a copy for those who live outside the Parish,Merry Christmas
12th December, some photos from the Autumn Fayre are here

6th December, The Total raised by the Christmas Fayre was £3,141.43, Well done and thanks to all who helped, and all who came along.

17th November, a few photos of last weeks wedding of Sarah and Brad are here

26th October A new letter from Fr. Adam is here.

18th October, Three new Photo Albums this week, Hedge Cutting, our new Signs, and Flowers.

27th September A Photo album of the Isle of Wight holiday is here.

19th August Congratulations to Juliet and Adam on the birth of their first Grandchild Kaleb.

13th August Our new Autumn Leaflets have been delivered from the printers and are available for collection in the Church.  Soon they will be distributed to every house in the parish, but if you want to see a copy it is here.

2nd August For a Parishioner’s view of a Quiet Morning click here

7th July STOP PRESS, we have decided to extend the Messy Church sessions by one week so they now start on the 24th July and run until 28th August.

5th July The combined efforts of St. Matthews, Perry Beeches Baptist and Perry Beeches Evangelical Churches raised over £1,500 for Christian Aid week.

5th July St. Matthew’s has confirmed it’s commitment to the Ecology by successfully Applying for an ECO Church Certificate.  At the moment we have achieved Bronze level, so further work is required to upgrade this.

27th June At last members of the congregation can stop their ceaseless search.  Barbara has found her keys!

21st June Photographs from last night wonderful Baptism and Confirmation Service are here

21st June Details of the Parish Safeguarding Contacts and Policies were added to the site, with a link from the main drop down menu.

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 The Vicar's mobile has been fixed, so the vicar is back to usual phone number of 07913 891221. He is keeping his new phone 077 3455 1000 To receive calls relating to coronavirus.  Coronavirus update   Church Closed,  All Services Cancelled