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 - 20th May
On Sunday 30 th April 2023, we were pleased to welcome the Rt Revd Sarah Bullock, Bishop of Shrewsbury to St. Matthew’s Donnington Wood.
The service was held with clergy and congregations from the East Telford Benefice. It was great to worship together during this special service, where we reflected on 1 Peter 2: 19-end and John 10:1-10. Bishop Sarah’s sermon talked about the importance of taking a step back every so often in our lives and asked us to reflect on what Jesus would want us to do, rather than what we think we should do.
A variety of hymns were sung with gusto by the congregation which was accompanied by music from our beautiful organ.
After the service we all enjoyed the fellowship between our churches in east Telford with plenty of cake, tea and coffee.
We always enjoy welcoming friends old and new to St. Matthews and encourage anyone who might be considering attending church to come along to our Sunday services at 10.30am. St Matthew’s also runs a mid-week service at 10.30am on Wednesday’s.
If you just want to come along and find out a bit more about the worship community at St. Matthew’s why not pop in to one of our Welcome Saturdays, which run between 11am – 1pm on the third Saturday of every month. Our next one is a sausage sandwich extravaganza in support of Christian Aid and will be held on Saturday 20 th May 2023.
We are very pleased to have been able to continue with our Welcome Saturday events throughout the spring months. As well as providing a quiet space for reflection or someone to talk to, our volunteers were able, (and will continue), to arrange adult and child friendly crafts. Some activities
taking place since the beginning of the year have included making small posies for mothering Sunday and decorating crowns to celebrate the King’s coronation.
The atmosphere is light and friendly with free refreshments on hand which are enjoyed by a variety of visitors.
More recently, we are delighted that the Memory Members men’s group, which originally formed prior to the pandemic, has chosen to use our meeting room on a regular basis. Again, they meet on the third Saturday of the month but quite independently of St Matthew’s Welcome Saturday.
We are always happy to welcome new people and groups to use the facilities we have to offer.
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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