St. Matthews C of E

Published on 28 November 2020

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29th November to 6th December



Church open for Individual Prayer



Church open for Individual Prayer



Church open for Individual Prayer



Church open for Individual Prayer


12 noon

Said Eucharist

Sunday 29th November

4 pm

Said Eucharist

Guidance for coming to a church service
please wear a face covering
New guidance from the government and C. of E. strongly advises the use of face coverings.  This need not be a mask – it could be a scarf or bandana.  There are certain recognized exceptions, e.g. children under 11, and people with disabilities which would make it impossible for them.  Remember masks should be handled with care.  And the most important precautions are still FREQUENT HAND WASHING AND SOCIAL DISTANCING (2 YARDS APART).
Please consider if this is OK for you
  – those with any health issues should still be staying away from others
Some very committed members will feel the time is not right for them
Please come to ONE of the five Masses – so we don’t all come at once

Social Distancing Guidelines

2m social distancing to be maintained at all times

Masks not obligatory – up to you

Use hand gel on arrival & departure, & before Communion

Sit only on marked benches (couples/households can sit together)

If children come they must sit with carers for the whole service

No singing, no raised voices – silence in church is best

No collection plate to be passed round  (offertory bucket at the back) or a link to the On-line Giving App will be provided

Approach one by one for Communion, standing (not using rails)

Communion will be in one kind (wafer) only

Chat after service outside (still keeping 2m apart)

Very Limited Toilet facilities will be available

Worship with joy in our hearts and pray for those who can’t come

Church Services


Sunday 29th November
(1st Sunday of Advent)
Mark 13.24-end

Monday 30th November
Matthew 4 18-22

Tuesday 1st December
Luke 10.21-24

Wednesday 2nd December
Matthew 15.29-37

Thursday 3rd December
Matthew 7.21, 24-27

Friday 4th December
Matthew 9.27-31

Saturday 5th December
Matthew 9.35 -10.1,6-8


Sunday 29th November

Almighty God,

give us grace to cast away the works of darkness

and to put on the armour of light,

now in the time of this mortal life,

in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;

that on the last day,

when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge the living and the dead,

we may rise to the life immortal;

through him who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever. Amen

Guidance for coming to church for individual prayer

For a copy of the Eucharist used during the service Click here