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.
We will be continuing with the pattern we have used for the last few weeks, with 'in person' services at St Cross at 9.30AM (not on the 16 th May) and St Matthew's at 10.45AM. The 10.45AM service will also be livestreamed on Facebook for those who wish to participate online. For streamed events, if you wish to join via Zoom (rather than Facebook), please let Alan know. He can send you a link which means you can join the service without having to sign into Facebook. For services in church, you must let the churchwarden know, so that we can make the appropriate arrangements:Continue reading.....
Posted 12th May 2021
That was the year that was...
In May, both churches will hold their annual meetings, looking back on the year 2020. And what a year to look back on! On 16 March 2020, the Prime Minister announced that all 'non-essential contact' with people should stop. Church buildings were shut with immediate effect and baptisms and weddings were halted. Funerals could go ahead, but only at the graveside or the crematorium. Clergy were not even allowed to go into their church buildings to pray.Continue reading.....
Posted 28th Apr 2021
The Big Welcome
Big Welcome Project
Our Big Welcome Project is underway. The pews at the back of church have been removed and a wooden floor laid down. This has given us the space we need for our church to be a welcoming place for the whole community.
Posted 11th Apr 2021
Risen, ascended Lord,