St Matthew's Church

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

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

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 9.00 AM, 10.30 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.

Private Prayer at St Matthew's

Although we cannot worship together in church at the moment, we are able to open for private prayer. St Matthew's church will be open for private prayer between 2-3pm on Sundays, beginning on Sunday 22nd November. We ask that visitors please use hand sanitiser on entering church and wear a face covering.
The prayer and memory trees which usually form part of our advent "Sparkle" event have been put up and hopefully they may be a comforting focus in these difficult times. If anyone would like a name or message to be placed on either tree but is unable to come to church then please get in touch with Michele on 01925 450 881 and this will be done.

Events & Services

Fri 27 Nov 2020  

Sun 29 Nov 2020  

Wed 2 Dec 2020  


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

5 November 2020

To reduce social contact, the Government has ordered places of worship to close apart from certain exceptions (e.g. funerals). This means that there will be no public services at St Matthew's until further notice.
We will be live-streaming worship on the church Facebook page

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Alan Jewell
Posted 5th Nov 2020

A date for your diary...

Church of England
National Christingle service
for the
Children's Society

Sunday 13 December

You're invited to feel the magic of Christingle on a grand scale, by joining in our national online service.

The service will be streamed onto Facebook and YouTube - you can find out more at the website below.

Posted 31st Oct 2020


Parish Magazine 11 November 2020

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Produced by Laura Booth
Posted 28th Oct 2020