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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.
Learning to live with Covid-19
 

We’re so grateful for everything you’ve done to help keep each other safe. Every time you’ve sanitised your hands, worn a face covering and kept a safe distance, it’s made a real difference. So, from all of us, thank you. We look forward to the brighter days that are coming. We ask you to respect one another’s space. Please feel free, if desired, to use the chairs in the side aisles.
 

Hand hygiene

Please use the hand sanitiser provided as you enter and leave church.

 

Sunday 21 August 2022 - 10:15am

 

Live Streaming of The Tenth Sunday After Trinity Parish Mass

 
 

It is our intention to live stream our The Tenth Sunday After Trinity 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 The Ninth Sunday After Trinity Parish Mass

 
 

Our Ninth Sunday After Trinity Parish Mass was live streamed via facebook at 10:15am on 14 August. If you missed it, you can watch the service online now. If you would like to follow along with the service, please download the order of service PDF below to view online or print.
  

 

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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.

  Baptisms
& 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
Centre
 
 

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.

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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.

  Safeguarding
Information
 
 

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

  Stewardship
& 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.
 

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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 www.martinjennings.com
 

 
 
Recorded Services
 
 
 

Watch service recordings via our website.

 
 
  Appointment of a new Director of Music  
 

The legal requirements now having been satisfactorily completed, we are delighted to announce that Thomas Moore BMus, MA, FRCO has accepted the post of Director of Music at St Matthew’s.

 

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  The Choir of St Matthew's  
 
 

Are you interested in becoming a chorister? Watch our recruitment video.

 
 
   
 
  Armistice and Remembrance  
 

Respect and honour to those affiliated to the parish who fell during the two world wars in the period 1914-19 and 1939-45.

 

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  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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Church Magazine

 

 

 
 

The August edition of our church magazine is now available to download online.

 
 

Still available to download is our July Edition.

 

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  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

 

 

 

24 July 2022

 

 

 

August has been added to the Worship Calendar.

 

 

Worship Calendar

 

 


 

 

 

August has been added to the Weekday Scripture Readings

 

 

Scripture Readings

 

 


 

 

20 July 2022

 

 

 

Read about the Summer Fete held on the 2 July 2022.

 

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28 June 2022

 

 

 

Read about the fundraising that took place in Christian Aid Week 2022.

 

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8 February 2022

 

 

 

The music list for February is now available.

 

 

Music Lists

 

 

 

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