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Notice: During the current restrictions owing to the pandemic, please note that the church is not open to visitors outside of our present Services times.


Notice: To see a full list of the planned services for this month please go to our Special Services Coming Up page


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


Notice: Please note the Parish Office will be closed owing to staff holiday from Monday 19 to Friday 23 October inclusive.


Sunday 25 October 2020 - 10:15am


Live Streaming of our Last Sunday after Trinity Parish Mass


It is our intention to live stream our Last Sunday after Trinity Morning Parish Mass on our website and via our facebook page. Those that do not have a facebook account should be able to view the stream on our live stream page.



Live Streaming of our Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity Mass


Our Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity Morning Parish Mass was live streamed via facebook at 10:15am on Sunday 18 October. If you missed it, you can watch the service online now. You can follow along with the service by downloading the order of service PDF below.
Sunday 18 October 2020 - Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity Order of Service (PDF)


Public Worship at St Matthew's

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.


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  Saturday 24 October 2020 at 4.00pm  


Soloist will be the international contralto Rhonda Browne
We are pleased announce that we hope to bring high-quality live music back to Northampton.

Tickets (£10)
(available to purchase online)

Welcome to the Parish Website for St Matthew's, Northampton.

Welcome to the Parish Website for St Matthew's, Northampton. We hope that you will find your visit both informative and interesting, a valuable resource in discovering more about the on-going life and activity of our Parish. Above all we hope that you will feel encouraged to come and see us in person.

We are an Anglican Parish Church, in the catholic tradition, whose primary purpose is to bring others to faith in Jesus Christ and to promote the Christian Gospel. We seek to inspire lives of committed service and, in all respects, live the implications of our faith within our contemporary setting.

We strive to be a welcoming community where worshippers enjoy a sense of belonging to a ‘parish family’. Such a community is characterized by mutual respect and affirmation based on a recognition that, though unique, we are each created in the likeness of Christ.

We aspire to be outward looking, a witnessing community within our local setting for which we have particular responsibilities, and further afield. We do so through a well promoted pattern of prayer and worship, and through a wide variety of community-based activities that attract a broad cross-section of society.

  Thinking of joining
us for worship?

You'll be very welcome!
See the Times of Services
See this month's Music List
See this month's Worship Calendar

  Special Services Coming up

Information about special services being held at St Matthew's Church can be found here

  Weekday Scripture Readings

Step forward in your discipleship and join others in weekday scripture readings. Find out more here.

  Forthcoming Musical Events

Information about forthcoming musical events accompanied by event posters can be found here.

& Weddings

If you are located within the boundary of St Matthew's Church, information about baptisms and weddings can be found here.

  St Matthew's Parish

The St Matthew's Parish Centre, has excellent facilities and is available to hire at exceptional rates. Find out more here.

  Floodlighting of the Church

Celebrate an anniversary or remember a loved one by floodlighting the church for the evening. Find out more here.

  Become a Friend of
St Matthew's Music

More information about becoming a friend of St Matthew's Music can be found here. To signup or renew your membership, click here.


For information about the Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults at St Matthew's, read our Safeguarding Policy

& Giving

To find out how you can donate to St Matthew’s Church, click here.

  Data Protection & Privacy Information

For information about privacy and how we use store and process your information, please read Our Privacy Policy.

  Give Consent to Receive Information

If you would like to keep informed about news, events, activities and services, please complete and return our Consent Form.

A Sermon delivered at St Matthew's Church, Northampton,
5 May 1946

First published as Five Sermons by Laymen, 1946
Matthew 11.28. 'Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.'


"When I came into this church for the first time in my life, which was yesterday evening - coming in by that South West door over there - I wanted to go down on my knees. For this is the sort of church which brings you to your knees. These soaring vistas of pale stone arches, the superb proportion of window to wall space, the delicacy of much of the detail from the profound, primitive simplicity of Henry Moore's Madonna and Child, to the lace-like tracery of this beautiful wrought-iron chancel screen, the way the genius of Holding, the architect, leads your eye to the high altar there below the flashing jewels of the East Window, that altar where the Greatest Mystery in the World happens Sunday after Sunday, and where, as we who try to be Christians try to believe, the Creator of the world, of the universe, of the trees and birds in the road outside, of the stones which Holding used to build the church, of the bones which help you sit upright in your seats tonight, where the Maker of our souls and minds, our very selves becomes present to hear our needs and answer our prayers in accordance with His Will - as I thought of all these things I did indeed want to fall on my knees and thank God for the beauty which man has made to the Glory of God in St Matthew's."

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More information about the John Betjeman sculpture by Martin Jennings can be found at

  Latest Covid-19 Information  
(Updated 30.09.2020)

To read the latest information about the Coronavirus and the impact it has at St Matthew's, please click here.

Recorded Services

Watch service recordings via our website.

  Remember Kingsley's Fallen WW2 Heroes  

(Updated 04.09.2020)



St Matthew's Church has been appealing for information to bring the stories of over 40 World War Two heroes from Kingsley to life.





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Thursdays in term time from 10:00am to 11:30am. For more information click Here.

  St Matthew's Choir CDs  



Find out about the Choir's CDs
O How Glorious and My Lord has come - both still available!

  Guide Book  


Information about the new Guide Book can be found here.

  What's New  


16 October 2020




November has been added to the Worship Calendar.



Worship Calendar






November has been added to the Weekday Scripture Readings



Scripture Readings





28 February 2020




The music list for Lent and Easter is now available.



Music Lists




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