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Public Worship at St Matthew's

(Updated: 25 September 2020)

Important: If you are planning to attend a service at St Matthew’s please read this first.


Following the Government’s relaxation of the lockdown a limited program of worship is offered in church. In line with the Prime Minister’s recent announcement, please note that the wearing of a face covering in church is now mandatory. There are exemptions for clergy leading services, and those who assist them by reading, preaching, or leading prayer. Other worshippers are required to wear a face covering, though children under 11 and people with certain disabilities are exempt. Physical distancing is to be maintained at all times.

On Sundays
10.15am The Parish Mass
5.30pm Choral Evensong

(Please note the maximum seating capacity, observing two metre physical distancing, is 70)
The Parish Mass will be live streamed via Facebook and on this website.

We are currently fundraising to install high quality equipment to improve your experience.
If you would like to make a donation toward this cost please contact our Parish Office.

On weekdays
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
11.00am Said Mass
Entry for all services is via the main porch.

At each service, worshippers will be assisted by a team of stewards who will record your contact details for track and trace purposes.

Our aim is to ensure the very best and safest practice in Covid hygiene protocols is followed.
Worshippers are invited to meet afterwards in physically distanced groups of up to six on the green.

Staying in touch

The office can still be reached by telephone and email only.



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Weekly notices

Please note that an electronic version of the weekly notices will be emailed to parishioners who have subscribed to our mailing list. Hard copies will be posted out to parishioners that do not have or wish to receive notices via email.

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Baptisms & Weddings


Emergency baptisms can take place in a hospital or at home, though subject to strict hygiene precautions and physical distancing as far as this is possible. Sadly, there can be no weddings in church buildings until further notice.

Funerals (Updated: 23 June 2020)

The House of Bishops has advised that from 15 June funerals may be carried out in church buildings. For detailed information regarding funerals, please read our funeral information guide (PDF).



  (COVID-19) Guidance for Churches from the Church of England  


For the latest information from the Church of England please visit the Church of England website.


  Bishop Donald Videos  

Since the middle of March (when the UK lockdown started to begin), Bishop Donald has been recording videos for the whole diocese.

You can watch these by visiting the Diocese of Peterborough website.

Recorded Services

Watch service recordings via our website.

  Spiritual Communion  

Find out about Spiritual Communion - how to make it.

  Praying at Home  
   (Updated 08.09.2020)  

Find out about praying at home with this informative guide.

  Church Without  

Read how to establish your home as a place of worship.

  Children's Guide to Coronavirus  

Download this informative guide Children's Guide to Coronaviris.

  Church Magazine  


The September edition of our church magazine is available to download online.

Now available to download is our October edition.

  Information & support from your local community  
  (Updated 10.07.2020)  

For more information about cyber fraud protection download the COVID19 Cyber Fraud Protection information document.


For more information about the LRF, download the LRF Community Resilience Update - Special edition 100 days.



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