Christmas Tree Festival 2019

FREE ENTRANCE (including a drink & mince pie.)

Saturday 7th December 2 - 6pm

Sunday 8th December 2 - 6pm

See Notices for more details

The Singing Kettle
12th December

The last Singing Kettle for 2019 will now be a Christmas sing-a-long in Church with festive nibbles from 2-4pm. 
We are very sorry but due to the General Election we will not be able to have a party as originally planned in the Church Hall.
We look forward to seeing you.

Sat 7 Dec 2 - 6pm

Sun 8 Dec 2 - 6pm

Welcome to St Matthew's Church

"Sharing the love of Jesus with all through friendship, prayer & service"


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Conduct Statement

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Mission Statement: Sharing the love of Jesus with all through friendship, prayer and service

The following Code aims to support St Matthew’s Employees, Groups and Volunteers by actively considering and implementing the following principles:

  1. Compliance
    a. Accept the Mission Statement and objectives of St Matthew’s Church and work and act in an appropriate manner at all times
    b. Carry out roles to the best of your ability
    c. Follow and comply with the Policies and Governance of St Matthew’s Church
    d. Be mindful in the use of resources to demonstrate responsible environmental

  2. Confidentiality
    a. Respect people’s right to personal privacy
    b. Treat information in an appropriate confidential manner

  3. Integrity – All Individuals are entitled:
    a. To be treated with dignity, respect and sensitivity
    b. Experience no bullying, harassment or victimisation
    c. Encounter no form of unfair discrimination
    d. To be valued for their skills and abilities

  4. Leadership
    a. Provide an example that you would wish others to follow
    b. Use wisdom, good judgment and common sense when dealing with others and making decisions
    c. Challenge unacceptable behaviour
    d. Act with openness and accountability

  5. Communication
    a. Proactively communicate any information that would benefit others and improve the church experience

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The Big Welcome Project

Eric and Kylie explain the Big Welcome project

Video by Jim Fitzpatrick

Please join us in redeveloping our church building to create a space where:

  • Families and people with access needs, & the wider community are better welcomed
  • Friendship and fellowship flourish over a cuppa
  • Community and church groups gather for activities and meetings
  • Local people and visitors come together in an uplifting and comfortable space for
    Sunday and special services (baptisms, weddings and funerals)
  • Schools have an improved experience during services and visits

Our plans will enhance the church building for the present and future generations.


If you wish to discuss how you can support the project please e-mail

IF you would like to donate to this project, please follow this link

Stephen Edwards


Events & Services

Sat 7 Dec 2019  Today

Christmas Tree Festival

2:00pm - 6:00pm  Christmas Tree Festival

Sun 8 Dec 2019  

Christmas Tree Festival

9:00am  Holy Communion
10:30am  Morning Worship (non-eucharistic)
2:00pm - 6:00pm  Christmas Tree Festival
6:30pm  Evening Prayer)

Mon 9 Dec 2019  

8:00pm - 9:00pm  Bell Ringing Practice

Wed 11 Dec 2019  

9:15am - 4:15pm  Parish Office Open
9:30am - 11:30am  Community Coffee Morning
7:30pm  Compline

Thu 12 Dec 2019  

10:30am  Holy Communion
2:00pm - 4:00pm  Singing Kettle

Fri 13 Dec 2019  

2:00pm  Praise and Play

Coffee Morning

Community Coffee Morning
Every Wednesday

Our next Community Coffee Morning will be:

9:30am Wednesday 11 December 2019

St Matthew's Church

Singing Kettle


Our next Singing Kettle will be:

2:00pm Thursday 12 December 2019

St Matthew's Church


St Matthew's Church takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England's robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at
If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues of a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at”