Welcome to St Matthew's Church

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

COVID-19

Posted 24 March 2020

The Church continues to be alive and active, but our buildings must close

We are seeing a huge increase in the number of people falling sick with COVID-19. We must distance ourselves from one another and prevent the spread of infection in order to save lives.

Therefore, as well as public worship being suspended, this and all church buildings in the Church of England are now closed. For updated information: Church of England covid-19

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Conduct Statement

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CODE OF ETHICS AND CONDUCT STATEMENT – St Matthew’s Church, Stretton

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
    behaviour

  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 fundraising@stmatthewschurchstretton.org.uk

IF you would like to donate to this project, please follow this link https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/stmatthewschurch-thebigwelccome

Stephen Edwards

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Events & Services

Sun 5 Apr 2020  

9:00am  All Services Suspended

Coffee Morning

Community Coffee Morning
Every Wednesday


Our next Community Coffee Morning will be:

9:30am Wednesday 10 June 2020

St Matthew's Church

Singing Kettle

kettle

Our next Singing Kettle will be:

2:00pm Thursday 25 June 2020

Church Hall

Safeguarding

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 www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding.
If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues of a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at www.chester.anglican.org/social-responsibility/safeguarding”


All parishes are required to participate in a Past Cases Review, commissioned by the Church of England. PCR2, as it is known nationally, is part of the Church’s ongoing scrutiny of its handling of past and current safeguarding cases. An Independent Reviewer will be looking at files relating to church officers in this parish, both lay and ordained, past and present.


Individuals who wish to make representations to the PCR2 process, or who need to come forward with information or make any disclosures, are encouraged to make direct contact with the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser. However, recognising that this may not feel safe for those with a lived experience of abuse from within the Church, a dedicated telephone helpline – 0800 80 20 20 – operated independently from the Church, by the NSPCC, has been set up.

For more information  https://www.chester.anglican.org/PCR2