St Matthew's Church, Stretton

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Ruth's Ordination Saturday 2nd June 2018
On Saturday 2nd June, we look forward to the ordination of the Revd Ruth Mock as a priest. The ordination service is at Chester Cathedral at 5:00 PM.
As of Sunday, there was one place left on the coach (get in touch if you are interested) but the service is open to all if you would like to attend. (Reserved seats will go to those who have booked their place on the coach but unreserved seats should be available to anyone who wishes to attend the service).
The following day (Sunday 3rd June) we look forward to Ruth celebrating Holy Communion for the first time with a united service at St Matthew's at 10:30 AM. (There will be no 10:30 AM service at St Cross on that day.) After the service, there will be a bring and share lunch in the hall at St Matthew's Primary School.
We are going to make a gift to Ruth to mark her ordination as a priest: her husband, Dave, suggests that she would like a travelling Communion set to use when taking communion to the sick and housebound. If you would like to contribute towards the cost of this, please let me or one of the wardens have your gift.

Posted 8th May 2018
Fleet Air Arm Association Sunday 3rd June 2018
Sunday 3rd of June also sees St Cross hosting the Fleet Air Arm Association service at 12:00 Noon. It's unfortunate that the date clashes with the ordination weekend, but the Revd Elaine Chegwin-Hall will be at St Cross to take the service,

Posted 8th May 2018
Joint Church Lunch Sunday June 3rd
On Sunday 3rd June we will be having a United Service at St Matthew's at 10.30am followed by a bring and share lunch in the school hall. Ruth will be presiding at Communion for the first time on this day, so please come along and celebrate with her. All contributions for lunch will be gratefully received, but to ensure a balanced menu we are asking St Cross to bring savoury items and St Matthew's to bring cakes and puddings! More details available from Sandra Bates (St Cross) or see the notice board at St Matthew's.
Posted 15th 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