St Matthew's Church

Stretton, Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 4NT
Vicar: Revd Alan Jewell

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

Welcome to St Matthew's Church, Stretton!

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.

Morning Worship

Posted by St Matthews Church, Stretton on Sunday, 12 July 2020

Morning Worship

Sunday
12 July


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Events & Services

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Sun 19 Jul 2020  

Notices

Online Services

Wednesday at 7.30pm
Short Reflection with Linda - live on Facebook

Friday 2.00pm
Praise & Play -live on Facebook

Sunday 10.30am
Morning Worship -live on Facebook

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:

  • 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

If you wish to discuss how you can support the project please e-mail using the link below
fundraising@stmatthews...

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

Stephen Edwards

Posted 12th Apr 2020

Conduct Statement

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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Safeguarding

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