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.
Apr 18 2021
Sunday WorshipWe will be continuing with the pattern we used on Easter Day, with 'in person' services at St Cross at 9.30AM 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. Continue reading.....
Posted 14th Apr 2021
Reflect, Support, Hope
I am writing this on 23 March 2021, the anniversary of the first UK coronavirus lockdown. It's a day that has been designated a National Day of Reflection. The idea was proposed by the charity Marie Curie and has been supported by the Church of England and many other organisations. They have chosen three words to set the tone for the day:
Reflect Support Hope... Continue reading.....
Posted 9th 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.
The next stage will be to put in a kitchen – a much needed facility as we come back to share our lives together after the separation of recent months. The area will not only be available for church services – Praise and Play, refreshments, coffee mornings and small groups - but also for wider community use. We welcome ideas and suggestions about potential groups or activities. This is a really exciting development in the life of the church which will place it at the heart of our community
Posted 11th Apr 2021