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.
Coffee Morning is back!
Every Wednesday Morning in Church
9.00am till 11.00am
Starting 22 September
Posted 7 days ago
Posted 4 days ago
As you will be aware, most legal restrictions brought in to limit the spread of COVID19 have now been lifted. All of the advice from Government and the Church of England, however, is to proceed with care and caution. For our church services, it is no longer necessary to book a place in advance. We will, however, continue to record contact details for test and trace purposes. Good hygiene practices, including hand sanitising, wearing of face coverings, and maintaining distance from others, while no longer mandatory, remain strongly recommended. Congregational hymn singing is now allowed in services: we are asking people to remain seated for hymns and to sing with faces covered, at reduced volume, to limit the spread of aerosols. The administration of communion (wafer only) will continue in the same way as we have been doing it for some time.Revd. Alan Jewell
Posted 3 weeks ago
Back to Church?
You may have heard of something called “Back to Church Sunday”. It’s an initiative aimed at encouraging people who might not have been to church for a while to attend a service. The idea is that they should find the experience positive and consider coming more regularly. What happens is that churches designate a particular Sunday – usually in September after the summer holidays – and send out invitations to their contacts. They make sure that the service on that occasion is particularly suitable for those who aren’t currently regular attenders. Visitors would be warmly welcomed and given any assistance they might need. (‘Where do I sit?’ ‘What do I need?’ ‘Is there a toilet?’) After the service, refreshments might be served so that visitors and regulars could enjoy a cuppa and a chat. Ideally, this is the start of building relationships from which people are encouraged to become part of the worshipping community.Continue reading.....
Posted 4 weeks ago
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