Our church building is on Stretton Road, just opposite the Park Royal Hotel. We are part of the Church of England Diocese of Chester and our parish covers Stretton and parts of Appleton. We are linked to St Cross Church, Appleton Thorn, just down the road.
Sunday services are usually held at 9.00 AM, 10.30 AM, and 6.30 PM. (These times vary occasionally, so please check weekly notices or contact us to check.) We also have a midweek communion service on Thursdays at 10.30 AM. If you want to call in to have a look at the church, the best time is usually on a Wednesday morning when we are open for coffee.
On Friday afternoons, we hold our Praise & Play service. This is aimed at children not yet at school and their parents and other carers. You can expect singing, a bible story, craft activities and a drink and a snack.
We have a church school, Stretton St Matthew's Church of England Primary. The school holds services in church each half-term and the church provides a weekly assembly. For details of admissions, please see the school’s website.
Wednesday at 7.30pm
Posted 2nd Jun 2020
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Posted 12th Apr 2020
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:
If you wish to discuss how you can support the project please e-mail using the link below
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Posted 12th Apr 2020
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:
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 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