St Matthew's Church

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

"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.

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St Matthew's Church image
Picture by Alan Bruce


Events & Services

Sun 27 Sep 2020  

Wed 30 Sep 2020  

Thu 1 Oct 2020  

Fri 2 Oct 2020  


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.

Gill Bruce

Posted 13th Sep 2020

The Good Childhood Report | The Children's Society

Modern life has been chipping away at children’s happiness over time.
The Children's Society Good Childhood Report 2020 finds this toxic trend continues.

click here for more information
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.
To attend a service in church, you are required to wear a face-covering and to follow hygiene and social-distancing guidance. If you have any symptoms that might indicate infection, you must not attend. If you subsequently develop symptoms, please inform Alan Jewell.

Posted 10th Sep 2020

Fair 4 All

fair for all shop picture

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 for details of their simple order and collect service (or home delivery if over £10 in value.)
Be the change you want to see - buy Fairtrade and ensure that farmers and workers in developing countries who grow the coffee, tea, cocoa, and many other products that we love are fairly paid and can provide for their families with dignity.

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:

  • Families and people with access needs, & the wider community are better welcomed
  • Friendship and fellowship flourish over a cuppa
  • Community and church groups gather for activities and meetings
  • Local people and visitors come together in an uplifting and comfortable space for
    Sunday and special services (baptisms, weddings and funerals)
  • Schools have an improved experience during services and visits

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

Stephen Edwards

Posted 12th Apr 2020