St Matthew's Church, Rastrick

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St Matthew's Church is open for communal worship on  Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m.
All are welcome, but please note that Covid 19 restrictions e.g. social distancing, use of face coverings etc. will apply.

St Matthew's is also open on Wednesday mornings (in conjunction with St John's) at 10:30a.m.  for a service of said Holy Communion. The service will be held at St Matthew's on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays and at St John's on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays in the month. If there is a 5th Wednesday in the month, there will be no service.


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.
Christmas 2021
For information about  Christmas Services at St Matthews go to our Christmas Events page

 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 was held  at St John's Rastrick, our sister church in the Benefice in September 2021.

Michelle's phone number at the vicarage is 01484 710538

Revd Michelle offers live Morning  Prayer on our Facebook page at 08:30 a.m.  Tuesdays to Saturdays.

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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