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Good to meet you.

Under NORMAL circumstances, we worship on :

Sundays at 9.15am and on Wednesdays at 10.30am

The Wednesday 10:30 am service is also a said service of Holy Communion but in contemporary language. Both services last about  about 30 to 40 minutes (footnote 1). For details of the venue of the Wednesday morning service see Worship and Prayer page

The 9.15 am Sunday Service varies in style through the month - Sung (or said)  Eucharist (Holy Communion), All Age Worship or Morning Worship using our own service sheets based on our Methodist and Anglican heritages or sometimes without formal liturgy. These services usually last between 1 hour and 1 hour 15 minutes.

Music is provided either by one of our team of organists or pianist, or on occasions by the Music Group from our sister church St John's, Rastrick.

We like to share the Peace of Christ with each other with a handshake, or a hug perhaps, if you are in a close relationship. 

All are welcome at the communion rail to receive bread and wine, but if you do not wish to take these symbols of Christ's body and blood, then please come forward, keeping your hands by your side, to receive a blessing. 

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Please be aware that during the  COVID-19 pandemic worship has been restricted in the number of services and the arrangements for taking part in services. Please go to the Worship and Prayer page for more information 

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 Image of Sunday Worship (to be inserted)


As you can see, whilst clergy and helpers usually wear robes, if they wish, whilst we dress in whatever we feel comfortable wearing.

If you or your children would like to try a more informal gathering then why not come to one of our Childrens' Holiday Clubs.Holiday Club  

You can find us here 

Enjoying Coffee and a chat in the Parish centre after morning worship

Following the 9.00 am Sunday Services there is an opportunity to socialise over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits in the Parish Centre across Church Street.


If you are looking to arrange a baptism, or you are thinking about getting married at St Matthew's then  please click here to move to another page.

If you have suffered a bereavement and need to speak to either the Vicar, Minister or Assistant Priest then click here


Note 1 : Holy Communion Order One in Traditional Language from Services and Prayers for the Church of England Common Worship