St Matthew's Church, Stretton

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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

Autumn Fayre
This year's Autumn Fayre will take place on Saturday 10th November in St Matthew's School Hall. The teas will be served in St Matthew's Church Hall. Many thanks to all of you who help in so many ways to make this such a pleasant afternoon. There will be a meeting on Wednesday 5th September at 7.30pm for all who are interested in helping at this year's Fayre. This will be held in the Church Hall, tea, cakes and wine and nibbles will be provided.


Posted 1st Aug 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. (under Stop, Look and Listen Days.)


Posted 17th Jul 2018

Macmillan Coffee Morning
After having such a successful coffee morning for the Macmillan nurses last year, raising over £675, I would like to support them again and would be thrilled if you would join us.
This will take place on Friday 28th. September from 10am - 12.00. Cakes, coffee or tea and soft drinks will be available and donations of cakes would be greatly appreciated. There will be a raffle and donations of raffle prizes would be appreciated.
19,Oakways, Appleton. WA45HD
Thank you for your support


Posted 7th Aug 2018

A Date For Your Diary
We are arranging a trip to Leighton hall and the Carnforth Station museum, where "Brief Encounter" was filmed on Wednesday the 10th October. We will Leave St Matthew's at 9 am calling at St Cross shortly afterwards. 10.30 Arrive at Carnforth Station. Leave at 12.45 to go to Leighton hall. (4 miles) Lunch of soup and sandwiches or afternoon tea will be served before a tour of the hall.
Bird Display ( subject to weather) We will then have an hour to wander around the gardens or if you prefer the cafe will be open.
We should arrive back about 5.30pm. The inclusive cost will be £30 Just in case you would like to see the film 'Brief Encounter' before we go we have arranged to have a film show at home with a glass of wine. Please let me know if you would like to come.
I hope this is of interest to you.

Best wishes Sylvia

Posted 7th Aug 2018

Everybody Welcome
During the Autumn we will be running a course at St Matthew's Church called Everybody Welcome.
This is a 4-session course for everybody in church who would like to think about the ways that our church community can become more visible and even more welcoming.
The sessions will take place in church, starting at 7.30pm on Wednesdays 26th September, 3rd October, 10th October and 17th October.
Posted 7th Aug 2018

10.30am All Age Worship Services

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


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