The Anglican and Methodist Church of St Matthew Rastrick

 Welcome to              

           St Matthew's Church,


                                                                                                                             facebook icon                      

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

Coronavirus Covid-19 Outbreak

Coronavirus Update 17 January 2021

St Matthew's Church Council has decided that in the light of current

Covid-19 situation the Church will close for communal worship

 on Sunday mornings from Sunday the 17th  January 2021.

Bishop Nick has replied to our request to close the Church: 


 " It is a wise decision.  I duly grant the dispensation for the duration

 of current restrictions. You are all in my prayers”

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.



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 : Vacancy

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

Michelle will be licensed on the 23rd February 2021 at 7:30pm
by the Bishop of Huddersfield at St John's church, Rastrick.

A 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 look forward to the arrival of Michelle Petch in February to lead

 and to guide us at this time. May Michelle and her husband Darrin

 be blessed as they move to Rastrick, we commit to walking alongside

 them to build up the church in Rastrick,

 through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen

Until the Revd Michelle is licensed, and in her place , for all Anglican
 matters relating to the Church or Parish Centre please contact  one of the
 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

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.

       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'
How to use the website
 Use the links in the menu bar at the top of each page  to move around
 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