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.
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 belief that 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,
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.
or John Mothersdale. Tel 01484 716092
For any specific Methodist matters, please contact
either Senior Church Steward Judith Kay Tel 01494 713929
or Revd Terry Keen Tel 01422 257763
email Revd Terry
Retired Priest with Permission to Officiate
For Revd Stephen's details please go to the 'Meet the Church Officers'
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