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.
See the letter from the Vicar on the News page 25 July 2021 for the latest changes to the local Covid procedures at St Matthew's following the relaxation of national Covid restrictions on the 19th July 2021
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.
St Matthew's is 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 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.
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.
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. https://we.tl/t-g4RVBUd5Et
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
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.
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