The Anglican and Methodist Church of St Matthew Rastrick

 Welcome to              

           St Matthew's Church,


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We extend a warm welcome to the Revd Michelle 
Petch as our new Vicar. See below under 'Contact'
for more details.

Coronavirus Covid-19 Outbreak

Coronavirus Update 27 February 2021

St Matthew's Church has decided  the Church will re-open for

 communal worship on  Sunday the 14th  March 2021 at 9:15 a.m.

 Details to be announced later.

An on-line service is available for Sunday 28th February on our

 Worship during Lockdown3 page, and we hope to be

 mounting a live on-line service of Holy Communion from the Vicarage

 on Sunday 7th March via Zoom. 

In the interim period between now and the 14th March,

 St Matthew's remains open for  funerals, but 

 services will be subject to COVID-19 restrictions.

You are encouraged to make use of the NHS Covid-19 App

 when attending funerals.  The App can be downloaded here

We request that you leave your contact details on the paper slip

 provided for the NHS Test and Trace project.

Details of Opening Arrangements can be found in this link.


Broken 300x372 The Rastrick Group of Churches
 are holding on-line Lent courses
 via Zoom
 starting week commencing
 15th February.
 See the Courses and Events 
 page for further details 




A warm welcome to St. Matthew's - a church that is both Anglican and 
Methodist at the same time.
At St. Matthew's you will find a variety of worship reflecting the different
traditions from which we are gathered.  All of them are based on
 our beliethat God is highly relevant to the modern world. 
We seek to be open to new ways of experiencing faith 
and understanding the Bible. 
If you are looking for a church which is not dogmatic, rigid or
 judgmental and which accepts people as they are, you are likely
 to feel at home with us.


 Vicar of Rastrick : Revd Michelle Petch

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of the
 new Vicar of Rastrick :The Revd Michelle Petch who is the new
the Vicar of St Matthew, Rastrick (LEP) and
 St John Rastrick in the Huddersfield Episcopal Area.

Revd Michelle

Michelle was  licensed on the 23rd February 2021 at 7:30pm
by the Bishop of Huddersfield. 
Here is a recording (Video and audio ) which will remain live for 6 days from
 the 25th February.  
Just follow the instructions. The recording will appear in your downloads.
 A welcoming service for Michelle will be held at a later date when COVID
 restrictions  are eased and it is safe to do so.

Michelle's phone number at the vicarage is 01484 710538

St Matthew's is committed to the Safeguarding of Young People and 
Vulnerable Adults.  The Ecumenical Church Council has based its policy
 on the Church of England's policies and best practice on Safeguarding. 
St Matthew's policy is updated annually. 
The Parish Designated Safeguarding Officer is Mrs. Jennifer Normanton,
 whose  contact details can be found on  our Safeguarding Page.

Find out about Safeguarding at St Matthew's, Rastrick.  To access
 our Safeguarding Policy  or our Safeguarding Policy Statement use
 these links.

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 the website, or click on the links on the right hand side of each main page
to discover more about St Matthew's Church, Rastrick