Welcome to St Matthew’s Church.
Following Jesus, serving one another, reaching out in God’s love.
Thank you for visiting our website; a very important tool for sharing and celebrating with you, the activities and events we enjoy within our Church and also our local communities.
As you browse the pages, you will also find information which we hope will help support you as you face life’s various challenges and festivities.
We pride ourselves in offering a warm, hospitable welcome to all who visit St Matthew’s and we are a recognised Dementia friendly Church. As you can see from our photographs and events calendar, we are more than happy to take Church out of the building too!
Please pay us a visit at one of our social events advertised on our news page or join us for worship at 10.30 a.m. each Sunday – we look forward to meeting you!
Every 3rd Saturday of the month– We hold a Welcome Saturday, we welcome you to St Matthew's to enjoy a free hot drink and something to eat. We have activities for both children and adults. We provide a quiet space or somewhere to have a nice chat. Come and see us.
The next Welcome Saturday is on 20thAugust from 11am to 1pm.
Fridays – weekly visit to ACCORD assisted living and residential home Each week members of St. Matthew’s visit friends at Accord to chat and share news. This is
something we started doing in 2020 when restrictions meant that the residents were unable to go out. We also support one resident to attend Church services on a regular basis and take part in an exercise class at Donnington Community Hub.
July 16th –
On the last Welcome Saturday a table was set with craft materials for the children. We had several that were interested. They sat and made Thank you cards for their teachers,. Much thought and chat went into their efforts. They sat there for a great deal of time while their Mother was able to sit and have a coffee and chat with other visitors.
There was a welcome return from Memory Menders, who endeavour to repair
treasured items that have a story behind them, similar to ‘The Repair Shop’ TV programme. They also had refurbished tools for sale in aid of church funds.
For a number of years now, we have been hosting the service attended by members of the Telford and Wrekin Branch of the Fleet Air Arm. On Sunday 24th July they joined again for their service, which was part of the parish Eucharist. It was good to see so many of the FAA there. A happy occasion, but also a sad one, as they came to layup that standard for the last time. We also welcomed members of the Wrekin Sea Cadets and the British Legion. After the service they joined in with members of the congregation for Coffee and Tea.
The service was led by the Rev’d Lynne Morris their chaplain. The photo shows the Standard and members of the FAA. After it had been laid up.
We look forward to welcoming back in church in the future.
During July, over 100 year 6 pupils in our two local primary schools were given
a copy of the Scripture Union book “It’s You Move” which were a gift from the
Church. The book is a guide to making the transition to secondary school and is
full of practical advice and real-life stories. Children at St. Matthew’s school
also took part in a workshop led by Rev. Gareth Ingham.
Loise, A member of Our Team, preparing our notice board as part of our Welcome. We are also Thankful to members of our
congregation who make our church look beautiful with flower arrangements
Following Reverend Paula Smith’s retirement from the parish, we have been grateful and delighted to have welcomed members of our local clergy and others to preside over our services.
They have include the Archdeacon of Salop, clergy from East Telford Benefice and
Telford Minster and Reverend Lynn Morris.
We have been supported during vacancy by clergy from East Telford Benefice, so it
was good to see Reverends Debbie and Lisa and Lisa’s daughter Tara join us for coffee and a chat on our Welcome Saturday. We appreciate their continued support.
We are also looking forward to the Ride & Stride event on 10th September which will coincide with our Community Fair.
St Matthew's Church Team
We welcome you as usual every Sunday at 10:30am for Worship followed by a hot drink and biscuits.
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