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.
Church yard tidy
Plants for the churchyard
There are two flowerbeds in the churchyard (by the Lyon tomb and at the road end of the car park), for which we are seeking small evergreen or perennial plants.
If you intend to divide or discard any suitable plants or if you have any surplus self-seeded plants, then please contact Stephen Edwards or Christine Ellson.
We are hoping to grow a selection of foliage plants suitable for using in church flower arrangements, and hope that with continual cutting they will not get over-large.
Posted 1 month ago
Please find Parish Notices for this week and a reminder of the Stretton Jubilee Lunch on Sunday 5th June from 12.30. Further details of it are in the notices.
We would be grateful of any volunteers who could help with setting up from 08.30am and also clearing away from 5.30pm. Also more assistance is needed throughout the day.
If you could help please email me and I could give you any more details.
Posted 35 minutes ago
Work, Rest, and Play...
One of the strange things about my job is what happens when I have to fill in an official form that asks about my work status. I am not employed, and I don’t have a contract. I don’t get paid to work: I receive a stipend. (I am ‘given a living’.) Technically, I am an ‘office holder’. I hold the office of vicar, but I am not employed by the Church or anyone else.
Posted 7 days ago
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