St Matthew's Church, Stretton

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Walking Day Saturday 21st July

Our annual church and school walking day will take place on Saturday 21st July beginning with a service in church at 11.00am followed by the Walk of Witness at 12.00pm. The walk takes about 40 minutes and marshals are needed along the route.
In addition, we also need help in the church hall in the afternoon to serve tea/coffee/cake and to help in the kitchen. If church members could help even for an hour with this, that would be great.
If you are able to assist in any way, please let Michele know or sign the list which will be on the notice board in church from June.

Posted 29th May 2018
The Singing Kettle
The Singing Kettle will be a friendly space where you can chat to others, make friends, relax & sing-a-long if you wish. If you are new to the area, being cared for, or a carer, stuck at home talking to yourself, or just wanting to meet with others then may be the Singing Kettle is for you.
The Singing Kettle will be meeting on the fourth Thursday of every month in St Matthew's Church Hall from 2 to 4pm. The format will be very informal with light refreshments of tea/coffee/cake/biscuits & during our time together if you wish to join in there will be an informal sing-a-long.
The Singing Kettle will meet for the first time on Thursday 26th April 2018.

If you want further information please speak to Revd Alan Jewell or our Pastoral Worker Sheila



Posted 24th Apr 2018
WATERCOLOUR CARDS OF ST MATTHEW'S CHURCH
At the back of church are some cards with a watercolour of St Matthew's Church on the front and blank inside.
Kindly, these were painted by Joan Blackshaw. They are on sale including an envelope for £2 each.
All proceeds are in aid of St Matthew's Church.
Posted 6th Jul 2018
Children's Society House Boxes

Now is the time to bring into church or get to me your house boxes for emptying and counting. Once a year I need to update the list of box holders and submit information on monies collected, so please would you bring your box to any of the services during July/August or contact me by email or phone.
Many thanks for all the support you offer by collecting money in a house box. If you don't have one but would like a box (an ideal home for pesky little coins!) or prefer to support the work of the Children's Society in other ways, please get in touch with me. Otherwise visit their website childrenssociety.org.uk or even the local Children's Society shops in Stockton Heath.

Gill Bruce


Posted 17th Jul 2018

There But Not There
This year is the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice which heralded the end of WW1. To commemorate this event, the Royal British Legion has suggested a nationwide initiative named "THERE BUT NOT THERE" In remembrance of those persons who lost their lives during this conflict it is suggested that each parish purchase an acrylic 'figure' representing a British Infantry "Tommy", the number of figures being purchased would represent each person from the Parish who lost their lives. All profits from such sales will go to charitable causes to help war veterans e.g. Help for Heroes etc. There were nine persons within our parish who lost their lives during this conflict. Stretton Parish Church would like to purchase nine of these 'figures', one each to commemorate the names of those of the Parish whose names appear on the War Memorial. The figures being purchased are described as for a bench. It is proposed to have these figures situated in one of the pews in the church prior to, during and after the time commemorating the Armistice/Remembrance Services (November 2018). Each figure (with postage and packaging) costs £56.18.
Further details of this initiative and details of the bench figure can be found on the website THERE BUT NOT THERE
Posted 10th Jul 2018
Retreat Day at Foxhill - Monday 10th September 9.30am to 3.30pm
A chance to escape for a day to our Diocesan Retreat House in Frodsham and reflect on the Parable of the 2 Sons. Cost £22 per person.
For more information and bookings see the Foxhill website. www.foxhillchester.co.uk (under Stop, Look and Listen Days.)

Ruth

Posted 17th Jul 2018
10.30am All Age Worship Services

Sundays 10.30am
19th August 2018
16th September 2018
21st October 2018
Posted 11th Jul 2018
Confirmation

This year, we have two Confirmation services – one at St Cross on the afternoon of Sunday 16th September, and one at St Matthew's on the morning of Sunday 18th November. If you are not confirmed and would like to think about what this might mean, please speak to a member of the Ministry Team.


Posted 29th May 2018