Ministry & Worship
Ministry, worship and faith are at the heart of our church life. There are a wide range of services at St Matthew's, so we hope there is something that resonates with you. We have two Sunday services: one earlier said Holy Communion at 8:30am and a Sung Eucharist at 10:30am. We also have a family-friendly All Age Worship at 6pm on Thursday evenings. The congregation at St
Matthew's is a friendly, generous, supportive and welcoming group of people of all ages.
All we do at St Matthew's is led by our Ministry Team. Our Reader, Ann Tattersall, plays an active role in all of our services by teaching, preaching, and leading worship. Ann also runs our weekly Luncheon Club and Drop In events. Margaret Hughes is our Authorised Lay Minister (ALM) with the remit of worship and liturgy. Margaret often leads our Thursday evening service and maintains close links with our church primary schools to develop and improve the worship provision for all our young people. Ann Emmott and Lorraine Moore are our Pastoral ALMs forming part of our Pastoral Team who work with our parishoners who have any concerns in times of struggle, but also to share in times of happiness and celebration. Recently admitted to her role as ALM for youth and children, Paula Clarke is tasked with developing our provision for the young people in our parish.
It also wouldn't be possible to run the parish without our diligent Warden Team, led by our Churchwardens: Helen Crabtree and Margaret Hughes. Helen and Margaret are first and foremost officers of the Bishop and they, along with the incumbment, are responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the parish. The property of the church, in the plate, building, ornaments, and all other assets are vested in them. Helen and Margaret are ably assisted by a team of Deputy Wardens and Team Leaders who each have a specific remit in the parish, such as pastoral work or grounds maintanence.
We have services to suit everyone's needs and styles of worship! Check out the link below to find the right service for you.
Choir & Music
We love a good sing at St Matthew and St Luke! Our choral tradition, abely led by our choir, is one of the focal points of our worship.
Are you in need of some support or a listening ear? Our Pastoral Team is here to offer guidance and signpost you to appropiate organisations.