St Matthew with St Chad

We have been a Church in this place since 1855. We are described as "An Oasis of Peace and a Powerhouse of Prayer". We are family and children friendly. You may also wish to follow us on our Facebook Page.

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The Reverend Canon Lucille Arlidge

Via Church after services

What's on

Daily prayer in the day - online

Every day at for 5 mins
At home
At home

Join Lucy for a time of short simple prayers from Common Worship from this website

Readings, prayers and a word


We are a Church that wants everyone to be and feel safe in Church. Our PCC has updated our Parish Safeguarding policy statement and agreed our Domestic Abuse policy in line with National Church of England requirements.

The parish of Smethwick: St Matthew with St Chad is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Birmingham’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.