St Matthew's Church

Donnington Wood


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Last Updated 15/04/2019

Holy Week
A gift of space - for all those who find it hard to get away on retreat, finding life is just too busy, with too many responsibilities and constraints; you are invited to make your own retreat here this week. Come for a few minutes, stay as long as you are able. Come each day, or when you are available. Each day there will be things to look at, to engage the senses, ideas to choose from to help you reflect and pray, with no pressure to hurry.
Monday 15th , Tuesday 16th , Wednesday 17th
3.00- 5.00pm
Simple evening Prayer 5.00pm

Maundy Thursday 8.00pm - reflective service of prayer readings, song and Holy Communion. Church will remain open for prayer after the service.

Good Friday 10.30- 12.00 –making , drawing , painting – creative ways of exploring the Easter story for all ages & abilities. 12.00 -brief all- age service followed by hot cross buns and drinks for everyone.

Holy Saturday 10.30 -11.15am -Watching and waiting a short reflective service as we remember Jesus and prepare ourselves to celebrate the Resurrection . With an opportunity, for those who wish, to light candles in thanksgiving for those we have loved who have died.

Thursday Worship 

There will be no 10.00am service on Thursday 18th or 25th April


Crafters meet Tuesdays 1.30-3.30pm, in Church.

Why not join them? Talk to Jackie for more details. New Commers are always welcome

Saturday 20th April Church open until 1.00pm
Drop in while we decorate the Church!
Easter Day– 10.00am Celebration Eucharist & JC

Other Good Friday services in neighbouring Churches
St Peter’s Priorslee - 2.00pm An hour at the Cross
Holy Trinity W. Wood – 6.00pm The Cross of Christ

More Church Diary dates
Saturday 27th Churchyard tidy-up
Monday 29th 2.00pm Funeral in Church
May 5th 2.30pm Worship at Barclay Gardens
May 9th 10.45am -12.45- CAP drop in
Sat May 11th 10.00-11.30am Welcome to Baptism
Sun May 12th 2.30pm St George’s Parade service


Don’t forget to register with easyfundraising and nominate St Matthew’s Donnington Wood as your chosen charity . if your not sure what to do have a word with either Chris or Malcolm


















































God of compassion,

we pray for those we know who are sad or sick or in any kind of need.

We hold before God those who have asked for our prayers Skyla, Michael, Pauline, Lynette, Graham, Nicky, Pamela, Pat Green, Rosemary, Carol.

For all undergoing hospital treatment at the moment .


God of mercy, Lord of life,

we give thanks for all those we have loved & see no longer