Our regular Sunday services are at 9am, 10.30am and 6.30pm.
This service in the main worship space will give an opportunity to start the day with shorter, quieter and more reflective worship including Holy Communion. Coffee will be served afterwards. This service will be reviewed in April.
Our main Morning Service starts at 10.30 am and is an informal service for the whole family. During the service we run a full children’s programme from Crèche through to our 11+ group. Holy Communion is on the 1st and 3rd Sundays in the month.
This is an informal service held downstairs in the hall around tables. Coffee, tea and cold drinks are served.
During our time together we allow space for a more in-depth reflection, discussion and worship. This provides an opportunity to get to know one another, explore together, ask questions and discuss ideas to help broaden our understanding of God and deepen our relationship with Him.
Holy Communion is offered on the 2nd and 4th Sundays in the month.
Speaking of God
The ‘Letter to the Church’ series over the past year has given us a foundational stepping off point for the next chapter of St Matthew’s mission and ministry. The earlier part of the series brought us to a base-line understanding of what God has done for us, the second portion challenged us in our corporate and individual discipleship, and the final section called us to live it out and proclaim the gospel.
The next series ‘Speaking of God’ builds on this and fits well with our vision of ‘living for Jesus’. It is based on a set of talks given by retired Bishop Gordon Mursell. These were based in Jesus’ final discourse as recorded in John 13-17. Here Jesus gives teaching to help us live for him which includes both how we speak of God through our life including both action and what we say.
I have recently been challenged by Colossians 3:17, ‘whatever you do in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus.’ In other words do everything, that’s everything, in the way that Jesus would do it. Bishop Mike has also recently spoken from Acts 4 about the need for the church to continue to speak about God as well as doing good works because of our faith. We need to do God while we do good.