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.
Parish Notices 27 September 2020
Posted 23rd Sep 2020
The Children's Society House Box Collection Autumn 2020
Usually at this time I would be asking all Children’s Society house box holders to be making arrangements for the box to be emptied and the monies banked by myself to the Children’s Society. As we know too well however, 2020 has not really worked out routinely in so many ways.
This year I have been in communication with the Children’s Society and to avoid unnecessary handling of cash, it is much preferred that any monetary donations be made by cheque.
In order that the donations be allocated against St Matthew’s and St Cross churches, please can you let me know by email, text or phone call the AMOUNT you have transferred and WHEN.
Should you prefer to donate by cheque, please make your cheque payable to THE CHILDREN’S SOCIETY and leave it in church in an envelope marked for my attention
THANK YOU very much indeed for your support.
Posted 13th Sep 2020
The Good Childhood Report | The Children's Society
Modern life has been chipping away at children’s happiness over time.
Posted 11th Sep 2020
For All Services In Church
For all services in church, you will need to phone a Churchwarden (Sandra at St Cross and Michèle at St Matthew's) to book a place. You will be asked for contact details to support the NHS 'Test and Trace'. Your details will be kept for a period of 21 days.
Posted 10th Sep 2020
Fair 4 All
Fair 4 All, Warrington's only fair trade shop, is now open in the new Warrington Market. It's easy to find; just inside the lower entrance on Bridge Street and is open Mon-Sat from 9 am-5 pm. Pick up your favourite Fairtrade foodstuffs and gifts at the new larger stall, where coronavirus safety precautions are in place. If you prefer to order from home you can email email@example.com for details of their simple order and collect service (or home delivery if over £10 in value.)
Posted 31st Aug 2020
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Posted 12th Apr 2020
Eric and Kylie explain the Big Welcome project
Video by Jim Fitzpatrick
Please join us in redeveloping our church building to create a space where:
If you wish to discuss how you can support the project please e-mail using the link below
IF you would like to donate to this project, please follow this link https://www.justgiving.com/...
Posted 12th Apr 2020