Welcome to St Matthew's Church

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

Family Quiz Night

Friday 13 March, 7.30pm

St Matthew's church hall

In aid of

The Children's Society

Teams of 4 preferred, bring your own nibbles/drinks. Raffle donations most welcome.


Find Us

Conduct Statement

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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

  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
Pews for sale
Pews For Sale
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As part of the re-ordering works at St. Matthew's there are 11 pews which the church wishes to sell. Purchasers will need to arrange their own transport of the pews from the church.

The pews are of varying lengths, shown below. The pew ends are 90 cm high by 45 cm wide, with the seats being 35 cm deep (front to back).

The church is seeking offers for the pews in excess of £200 each.

If you are interested in purchasing a pew, please contact fundraising@stmatthewschurchstretton.org.uk . Sealed bids will be required by 12 noon on Thursday 27th February

South side

Pew No.


Pew 1


Pew 2


Pew 3


Pew 4


Pew 5


Pew 6


Pew 7


North side

Pew No.


Pew 8


Pew 9


Pew 10


Pew 11


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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


Events & Services

Wed 19 Feb 2020  Today

9:30am - 11:30am  Community Coffee Morning

Thu 20 Feb 2020  

2:00am - 4:00am  Kneeler Group

Fri 21 Feb 2020  

2:00pm  Praise and Play

Sun 23 Feb 2020  

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

Coffee Morning

Community Coffee Morning
Every Wednesday

Our next Community Coffee Morning will be:

9:30am Wednesday 26 February 2020

St Matthew's Church

Singing Kettle


Our next Singing Kettle will be:

2:00pm Thursday 27 February 2020

Church Hall


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