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Keeping everyone safe at St Matthew's

 

If you have any of the recognised Covid-related symptoms, please self-isolate immediately and seek a test.

For all others, in accordance with Government guidance and local decision we respectfully request and require you to:


Go directly to a chair where there is an order of service booklet, and remain there. Please fill up the available chairs in the centre of the nave and transepts first. Do not move from chair to chair, or remove a booklet from another chair. (NB - some chairs in the side aisles have a restricted view.) Please do not move the chairs or handle any other furniture.

The wearing of a face covering is mandatory unless you belong to one of the medically exempted groups. This must cover both your mouth and your nose. (Plastic visors are not a substitute for a face covering and do protect others.)

The church toilet facilities are now available for use. Please follow the instructions on the signs, leave the cubical light on and the door open after use to facilitate ventilation and the dispersal of aerosol.

At communion – remain at your chair. You are respectfully asked to ensure that your face covering is in place until the words of administration have been spoken by the priest and you have responded by saying 'Amen'.

After the service – please depart via the north door whilst maintaining the two-metre 'rule'. A monetary offering towards parish funds may be made there. Please sanitize your hands as you leave. Assistance is available for those who require it. You may remove your face covering when you are clear of the building.

The 'rule of six' returns – you may gather on the green at the east end of the church building in physically distanced groups of up to six people, or two households. We ask that you do not congregate on the grass at the side of the church or the end of the Lady Chapel where ashes have been interred. Thank you.

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Singing
Congregational singing is not permitted. A 'small group' drawn from our choir may sing in accordance with current guidelines.

 


 

 
  (COVID-19) Guidance for Churches from the Church of England  
 

 

For the latest information from the Church of England please visit the Church of England website.

 

 
  Bishop Donald Videos  
 
 

Since the middle of March (when the UK lockdown started to begin), Bishop Donald has been recording videos for the whole diocese.

You can watch these by visiting the Diocese of Peterborough website.

 
 
 
Recorded Services
 
 
 

Watch service recordings via our website.

 
 
  Spiritual Communion  
 
 

Find out about Spiritual Communion - how to make it.

 
 
  Praying at Home  
   (Updated 04.12.2020)  
 

Find out about praying at home with this informative guide.

 
 
  Church Without  
 
 

Read how to establish your home as a place of worship.

 
 
  Children's Guide to Coronavirus  
 
 

Download this informative guide Children's Guide to Coronaviris.

 
 
  Church Magazine  
 
 

 
 

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

Now available to download is our April Edition.

 
 
 
Recorded Services
 
 
 

Watch service recordings via our website.

 
 
  Funeral of Ann Walker Live Streamed from the Church  
 

By request of the family, the funeral of Ann Walker was live streamed on our website and via our facebook page on 12 April at 12:00pm. If you missed it, for a limited time, you can watch the service online now.

 
 
  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.

 

Read more...

 
 

 
 
 

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Raise funds for St Matthew's Church every time you shop online at amazon.

 

 

 
 

 
 
 

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.

 

 

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