To make sure you can stay in touch with all we are doing at St Matthew’s during the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, we have created this dedicated page. It will be regularly updated with any new information, resources, messages and reflections.
Whilst we cannot visit you in your own homes, we are on the end of the phone and ready to chat. We also have a team of volunteers who can make deliveries to your home if you are unable to get to the shops. We are ready to pray for you or any of your family and friends.
3 Oct 9.30am – 1pm
Webinar on County Lines
The Reigate Archdeaconry Social Justice Focus Webinar hopes to bring together people to help raise awareness to one of the issues that we are facing – county lines drug dealing. If you are interested in finding out more about this issue, please join us live online.
Latest Online Service: 20 September
APCM Venue Changed
The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held on Wednesday 23 September at 8pm in the church. We have 5 places available on the PCC and 5 places available for Deanery Synod representatives. Please have a word with Fr Andrew if you would like to stand.
So that we can maintain social distancing we are limited to 30 people attending and we need to know in advance if you intend to come. Please contact Louise Hill firstname.lastname@example.org
The Foodbank continues to be in heavy demand and donations are dropping. Any help you can give is greatly appreciated
Before donating, please check:
News Article: Open for Public Worship & Daily Prayer
We are delighted to announce that our church is once again open for public worship … Our regular service of daily Morning Prayer will also be held in the church from Monday to Saturday and everyone is welcome… Read Article
Face Coverings Compulsory in all Places of Worship
Recent Government changes to Covid-19 regulations will make the wearing of face coverings compulsory in all places of worship from Saturday 8 August. This will apply for private prayer and public worship. Exemptions apply. Read full message
Thank you to everyone who has been able to maintain their giving to our church during these past months. Even though we are not currently holding services we still have many expenses to meet.
News Article: Fr Mick Explores the Scriptures in Weekly Blog
Are you ready to explore the Bible? This is a chance to engage with and to think about what is possibly the most important book ever written. Each week I will publish a post to my blog Exploring the Scriptures… Read Article
Bishop’s Pastoral Letter
A pastoral letter from the Bishops of the Diocese.
Judith Brooks joins St Matthew’s as Curate in training
I am delighted to announce that Judith Brooks will be joining us at St Matthew’s as a Curate in training. Please pray for her in the days ahead and I know that as circumstances permit, you will welcome her into our church family. Find out more
Rev Helen’s Final Service
Sunday 14 June will be the final service where Rev Helen will be leading us for a while as she guides the parish of St Peter and St Paul Limpsfield through a time of vacancy.
Sunday Worship: Get Involved
We would love to have more church members taking part in our Sunday worship. So if you or your family would be interested in reading or leading prayers, do let Fr Andrew know. You will need to have the equipment to record your contribution.
News Article: Drive-thru food donation hub at Reigate Grammar
“This is a brilliant example of the local community coming together in a positive way to help those in need and I hope it will be a legacy after this crisis”… Read Article
Christian Aid Coronavirus Emergency Appeal
The usual activities to raise money – house collections, church collections, and The Big Brekkie, cannot take place this year, but the need for help across the world is greater than ever. Whilst we are confined to our homes, many people have no refuge and are in even more danger. Please donate today if you can.
News Article: SIAMS grades St Matthew’s School “Excellent”
Some good news for our local community to celebrate at this time! St Matthew’s School received the top grade of Excellent in all categories following the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS)… Read Article
Reigate & Redhill Mutual Aid Group
Reigate & Redhill Mutual Aid Group is a local volunteer network setup to support those who may need help over the coming weeks and months. If you want to volunteer or find out more about them, please check their Facebook group or give Fr Andrew a call.
Morning & Evening Prayer
If you would like to follow exactly the same service as we do – there is an app you can install or a service of Morning and Night Prayer which may be helpful to use.
At these services, we shall be holding all our community in prayer, so please, if you have any particular matters you would like us to pray for, send a message through to me at email@example.com and we will pray your request at the next service.
Prayer App churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/