posted 4th March 2021
Reopening Planned for Palm Sunday

Dear Friends,

In the light of the Government’s roadmap we would like to outline the position with regard to public worship at St Matthew’s.

The roadmap indicates that the “stay at home order” will be in place until at least 29 March, however we have made the decision that, if the indications from the Government are that infection rates and hospital admissions are reducing, we will reopen for public worship on Palm Sunday 28 March.

Our online services will continue, so everyone will have an opportunity to worship during this most holy season.

If the indications are that the “stay at home order” will continue beyond 29 March we will re-evaluate this decision and let you know as soon as possible.

With every good wish,
Fr Andrew, Julia Elfred, Chris Roulston

Holy Week Services

Our current outline of the services in church during Holy Week and Easter

Palm Sunday*
Maundy Thursday
Good Friday
Easter Eve
Easter Sunday*

Every Day
Eucharist services at 8:00am, 9:30am & 11.00am
Simple Eucharist at 8pm
Simple Eucharist at 1pm
Simple Eucharist at 10am
Simple Eucharist at 8pm  opportunity to sit quietly for an hour after the service
Private Prayer & Meditation from 12pm – 3pm  prayers said every half hour
Compline & Reflection at 6pm
Eucharist services at 8:00am, 9:30am & 11:00am

Morning Prayer at 8.30am

All our previous safeguards will be in place so please observe social distancing, wear a mask and do not attend if you feel unwell.

*Please attend your normal Sunday service time