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The Singing Kettle - 23 May


With European elections going ahead on 23 May, the church hall is not available, as it is used as a polling station. Undaunted, the Singing Kettle will still take place! We plan to meet in the church at 2.00pm, or, if the weather looks good, may decamp to the vicarage garden.

See you there!


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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

The Children's Society

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Quiz Night

The next social event to show our support for the Children’s Society will be held in St Matthew’s Church Hall on Friday 14 June at 7.00pm. Quizmaster Rob will be preparing a quiz for family and friends in teams of ideally 4 members, just £2 per person, children 12 and under free. As usual there will be a raffle, tea and coffee provided, but please bring your own cold drinks and nibbles. Donations for the raffle prizes would be much appreciated.

Please contact Gill Bruce to ‘register’ your team, as space in the hall is limited.

Thank you.

Evening Services

We have begun a new pattern of evening services at St Matthew's with Evensong continuing on the first Sunday of each month, and a new Holy Communion service on the third.
On the second and forth Sundays we are trying a few new things: Last Sunday we had a simple evening prayer, using Celtic-inspired material from the Northumbria Community. Next Sunday (26 May), we are going to have an evening service with a more contemporary feel, using worship songs. The service will start at 6.30pm, as usual, but we will be serving coffee beforehand, from 6.00pm, if you would like to join us.
Please give it a try and invite your friends!

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Upcoming Events & Services

Wed 22 May 2019  Today

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

Thu 23 May 2019  

10:30am  Holy Communion
2:00pm - 4:00pm  The Singing Kettle (St Matthew's Church)

Fri 24 May 2019  

2:00pm  Praise and Play

Sun 26 May 2019  

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

Mon 27 May 2019  

9:15am  Morning Prayer
8:00pm - 9:00pm  Bell Ringing Practice

Singing Kettle

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Our next Singing Kettle will be:

2:00pm Thursday 23 May 2019

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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”