St Matthew’s Church

Stretton, Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 4NT
Vicar: Revd Alan Jewell


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

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St Matthew's Church

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Welcome to St Matthew's Church, Stretton!

Our church building is on Stretton Road, just opposite the Park Royal Hotel. We are part of the Church of England Diocese of Chester and our parish covers Stretton and parts of Appleton. We are linked to St Cross Church, Appleton Thorn, just down the road.
Sunday services are usually held at 9.30 AM, 10.45 AM, and 6.30 PM. (These times vary occasionally, so please check weekly notices or contact us to check.) We also have a midweek communion service on Thursdays at 10.30 AM. If you want to call in to have a look at the church, the best time is usually on a Wednesday morning when we are open for coffee.
On Friday afternoons, we hold our Praise & Play service. This is aimed at children not yet at school and their parents and other carers. You can expect singing, a bible story, craft activities and a drink and a snack.
We have a church school, Stretton St Matthew's Church of England Primary. The school holds services in church each half-term and the church provides a weekly assembly. For details of admissions, please see the school’s website.

St Matthew's Church

Christmas Tree Festival
    including a drink & mince pie

  • Saturday 27th November 2-5pm

  • Sunday  28th  November 2-5pm

  • Saturday  4th December 2-5pm

  • Sunday   5th  December 2-5pm

 See our tree festival from 2019

We offer a warm welcome to everyone

Enjoy a visit to our beautiful church filled with decorated Christmas Trees

There will also be a Prayer & Remembrance Tree. On these trees you will be able to leave prayer requests or the name/s of loved ones you wish to remember at this special time of year


Donations to our chosen charity are welcome

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Events & Services 

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Church Magazine

From Revd. Alan

November issue
© St Matthew's Church Stretton

In November, there are many things to remember, and some things that perhaps it’s better to forget. I don’t suppose that many people warming themselves by bonfires and watching fireworks going off spend a lot of time ‘remembering’ the gunpowder plot, despite the rhyme which tells us that it should never be ‘forgot’. In church we will have been remembering the Saints and Souls who have gone before us, and, as a nation, we remember “the service and sacrifice of all those that have defended our freedoms and protected our way of life” [1] . The Royal British Legion, formed from a number of ex-service organisations in 1921, marks its centenary this year. As does the war memorial at Appleton Thorn. We make a point of remembering, “lest we forget”.

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Benefice Notices
Sunday 28 November

St Matthew's Christmas Tree Festival

Saturday 27th November 2-5pm
Sunday 28th November 2-5pm
Saturday 4th December 2-5pm
Sunday 5th December 2-5pm

Once again St Matthew's Christmas Tree Festival will be taking place during the first two weekends of Advent. We will have local businesses sponsoring and decorating small trees to be placed around the windowsills of our Church. There will also be a Prayer Tree and Remembrance Tree for our visitors to add their own messages. This event sees our building open to welcome our local community where people can find a place to stop and be still and enjoy the beauty of our Church.
Entrance is free and includes refreshments, anyone wishing to make a donation is welcome to do so.
This year’s nominated charity is St Rocco’s Hospice. Please do pop in for a hot drink and mince pie and appreciate the work that goes in to decorating the trees

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Church Fellowship

St Matthew's Church Fellowship meet on the first Thursday of the month, normally in the Church Hall at 2pm.
Our meetings combine speakers; social activities and a great company and are open to all. So please feel free to join us.

St Matthew’s Kitchen is now installed

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The new Bishop of Stockport, the Rt Revd Sam Corley, was our very first visitor to be offered a cup of coffee from the new kitchen

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Community Coffee Mornings

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Charities we support

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