Facilities and features

Accessibility

The church has a unisex toilet facility located at ground level.

Our church has baby changing facilities in the toilet area as well as a full creche facility during the service.

Car parking is available on the public roads nearby.

The church and centre have a full disabled access toilet on each site.

The public roads nearby have plenty of parking available.

A defibrillator is available at the Church Centre (at the bottom of the slope on London Road) with instructions of how to access the equipment on the front of the cabinet.

Our church building has ramped access to the side of the main entrance.

The church building offers a loop hearing system for those with hearing impediments and our crèche room has the service relayed through a speaker for those to enjoy in the separate room.

Our service sheets and church information sheets are available in large print.

We are a dog friendly church and welcome well behaved dogs into the church during our Sunday morning service. All assistance dogs are welcome.


Our Building

Listed Building

Music and Worship

Organ

Our 8 am Traditional Holy Communion services use the Book of Common Prayer on the second and forth Sunday of each month.

Our Worship Band play on some weeks of each month, as well as accompanied by backing tracks and organ on some occasions


Groups, Courses and Activities

We run 'Engage' courses during the year. This flexible course runs for 3 weeks to discover more about Jesus.

Our Bible study groups meet during the week at the church centre as well as at various members’ homes. For further information please contact Pauline in the office: [email protected] or 01424 425863.

We support the local CAP group with donations from our Harvest giving and have local befrienders in our church family.

We will meet in the church centre at 11 am on Tuesday mornings. There is always a friendly face waiting to greet newcomers and lots of tea, coffee and cake!

For debt advice please contact Christians Against Poverty.

Discipleship course

Our Guide group meet in the church centre on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm, after the Brownies. For further information or to enquire about a space for your child please contact [email protected]

Children's holiday clubs will run during the year - see our website for information.

Over 60s event

‘Smarties’ our popular parent and toddler group meet during term time on Wednesday mornings at 10 am in the church centre. The group offers a good range of toys and an organised craft activity each session, and refreshments for all before joining in a singalong to complete the morning.


Help for Visitors

Our coffee morning is run as an open Cafe on Tuesday mornings. We hope to resume Tuesday coffee mornings later on in the year.

Our church is open during the summer months and run by a team of volunteers. It’s a time for meeting local people as well as enjoying the peace and quiet in an interesting building. The church is open on Wednesday mornings 10.30-12 during June, July and August. All welcome!


Other Features

The church family donate food for the work of the food bank that is delivered to the co-ordinations at Kings church regularly.

Audio-Visual Facilities
Urban Priority Area

St Matthews offers a full range of rooms for hire to church groups and the local community. For more information and availability contact [email protected]