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Times of Services

St Matthew’s offers a rich variety of opportunities for prayer and worship to nourish and sustain different spiritual needs:

Sunday Worship

9.00am Mass, with homily (with traditional language)
A said celebration lasting about forty-five minutes to cater for those who appreciate a simpler celebration.

On the second Sunday of the month the Laying on of Hands and Sacrament of Anointing is offered in the Lady Chapel immediately following Holy Communion in the nave. For more information please see the Healing Ministry page.

10.15am The Parish Mass
The main act of worship of the community. A sung celebration comprising choral and congregational music. Incense is used. There is a Procession encircling the congregation on principal feast-days.

On the second Sunday of the month the Laying on of Hands and Sacrament of Anointing is offered in the Lady Chapel immediately following Holy Communion in the nave. For more information please see the Healing Ministry page.

A designated family area is provided for those who wish to use it. During term time, children aged between 4 and 10 years who are not involved in serving or singing in the choir are encouraged to join in with the Junior Church group, preceded by Breakfast Club, in the Parish Centre. An All Age Mass is held once a month, normally on the first Sunday. For more information about Sunday activities for children, please see the Families section of this website.

6.30pm Evensong - according to The Book of Common Prayer
First Sunday of the month and on principal feast-days, Choral Evensong with a full choir. Second Sunday of the month is Congregational Evensong. Third Sunday of the month is Choral Evensong followed by Congregational Benediction. Fourth and Fifth Sundays of the month are Evensong.

Please note that when the choir is on holiday (coinciding with school holidays and half terms) Choral Evensong is replaced with Congregational Evensong.

Weekday Worship

The Daily Mass: Unless otherwise indicated Mass is celebrated in the Lady Chapel, and access is via the North Door facing Collingwood Road. On Wednesday and Friday, when Mass is celebrated in the Nave, access is via the main porch, nearest to the Kettering Road. On Bank Holidays, Mass begins at 9.30am.
 

 
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  Worship Calendar  
 

Take a look at our worship calendar for the current month.
 

 
 

Special Services

 
 

Find out what special services are coming up by downloading our service posters.
 

 

 

Music Lists

 

 

Discover what music has been planned for the current month. You can also view music for previous months.
 

 

 

Weekday Scripture Readings

 

 

Step forward in your discipleship and join others in weekday scripture readings.
 

 

 

Healing Ministry

 
 

Learn about the theological background to the Ministry of Healing and Wholeness.

 
   
 

Walsingham Cell

 
 

Learn about the Parish Cell of the Society of the Holy House of Our Lady of Walsingham

 
     
    Walsingham Cell Gallery
   

View photos relating to the Walsingham Cell.

 
     
  Baptisms & Weddings  
 

Learn about Baptisms & Weddings at St Matthew's church and the Initial Enquiries Evenings that take place.

 
 
 

Monday 7.00pm Mass
Tuesday 9.30am Mass (suspended for the foreseeable future)
Wednesday 9.30am Mass
(in the Nave, followed by coffee)
Thursday 9.30am Mass
Friday 12 noon Mass
(in the Nave, followed by a light lunch)
Saturday 9.30am Mass
(Walsingham Cell Mass on the second Saturday in the month)


On Major Feast-days: 7.30pm Procession and Sung Mass
All major feast-days of Our Lord and Our Lady are observed
(The morning Mass may be cancelled. Please refer to the literature in church for details.)

The Daily Offices

Morning and Evening Prayer are said publicly in Quire at 9.00am and 5.30pm respectively. The Office is led by laity as well as clergy, and supported by those who attend with varying frequency ranging from twice daily to occasionally. A hymn is sung at each Office. All are most welcome to join us.

Access for Morning Prayer is via the North Door facing Collingwood Road, and for Evening Prayer via the Vestry Door in the south east corner.

Confession

The Sacrament of Reconciliation, commonly known as 'Confession', is celebrated in the Lady Chapel by appointment with the clergy. They are also available for advice and guidance on any matter of concern. Confession times immediately prior to festivals are as advertised. All aspects of the Sacrament are in confidence.

The Blessed Sacrament is reserved in the Lady Chapel for the sick and housebound and as a focus of prayer and devotion. The Holy Oils are also available.

Rosary Devotions

A group of parishioners meet to recite the Rosary on the second Tuesday of the month. This takes place in the Parish Centre at 2.00pm.

 

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