Church of England Diocese of Rochester South Gillingham

Facilities and features

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Accessibility

Our building is well-equipped with men's and women's toilets, and a wheelchair accessible toilet - which are all warm in the winter.

There is a baby changing area in the accessible toilet.

There is a Church car park next to the church, and three spaces are reserved for blue badge users - these are nearest to the step free access door.
On busy occasions there is plenty of local street parking in Drewery Drive (north side) and Edwards Close.

We have a wheelchair accessible toilet.

There are spaces reserved for blue badge users, next to the accessible (step free) entrance.

This is located in the corridor between the Church and the Community Centre.

There are three entrances to the church, and the most accessible entrance is from the car park. Inside the church there is a ramp from the main body of the church into the transept/coffee area.

There is a loop system in place.

Assistant dogs would be welcomed


Our Building


Music and Worship

Currently, congregational singing is not permitted, but we aim for live music, the church organ, or recorded music, before and after the service, as well as during Holy Communion.

Congregational hymn singing is not currently permitted, but we sometimes have organ music playing.


Groups, Courses and Activities


Help for Visitors


Other Features

St Matthew's is a collection point for the Medway Food bank - and members of our congregation are involved as volunteers. There is a basket in the porch by the entrance into the Memorial Garden (Rectory side of the church) which is available for donations.

We have flat screen TVs and use these to project liturgy which means we avoid giving out paper service sheets,

Our Community Centre is available for bookings, but all bookings must be carefully risk assessed and follow the appropriate Covid 19 guidance.