The Anglican and Methodist Church of St Matthew Rastrick

 Welcome to              

           St Matthew's Church,


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The Chancel at the east end of St Matthew's Church

Coronavirus Covid-19 Outbreak

Coronavirus Update 1 November 2020

The recent Government announcement  on Saturday the 31st October 2020  

has meant that St Matthew's along with other places of worship will be close

 for the next few weeks until Sunday 6th December when hopefully we will 

be able to re-open.

St Matthew's will remain open for  funerals but the

 service will be subject to COVID-19 restrictions.

When we re-open, you will though be encouraged to make use of the

 NHS Covid-19 App when attending services. 

The App can be downloaded here

We request that you leave your contact details on the slip

 provided for the NHS Test and Trace project.

Details of the Re-opening Arrangements can be found in this link.


 Our  on-line Worship will continue during Lockdown.
 You can go to our Worship during Lockdown page
where you will find :
1. A Service from St Matthews  
2. A  Link to a Service at St John's
3. Further links to Central Methodist Church and the on-line service throughout
 the Diocese of Leeds


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.


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.


 Vicar of Rastrick : Vacancy

 A Vacancy Prayer for St. Johns and St, Matthews

Heavenly Father, we are Christ’s body, and your Holy Spirit is the head of the

Church. We commit to work together in harmony as two sister churches,

seeking to understand and to listen to one another.

Guide us through this interregnum so that we take wise decisions,

make inspired plans and grow, both in numbers and as Your disciples. 

We commit to walking alongside You as we seek a new priest, 

One whom You have equipped to lead us at this time in our history,

 One whom we are able to bless in return. through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen

In place of the Vicar, for all Anglican matters relating to the Church or
 Parish Centre please contact  one of the Churchwardens,
 Margaret Brown Tel 01484 714533.

 Margaret Brown                        
     email Margaret      

or John Mothersdale. Tel 01484 716092  
 John Mothersdale
   email John

For any specific Methodist matters, please contact 
either Senior Church Steward Judith Kay Tel 01494 713929
email Judith
or Revd Terry Keen Tel 01422 257763
email Revd Terry

       Photo of Revd Stephen Hannam                       

                                   Stephen Hannam, 
Retired Priest with Permission to Officiate  

For Revd Stephen's details please go to the 'Meet the Church Officers'
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