Like St Matthew's Church on Facebook


‘Sins of Old Age’

13 July 2019

Step back in time to experience a bustling 19th century Parisian salon during our entertaining summer concert, held on the eve of Bastille Day. The title of the concert comes from a collection of salon pieces written by Rossini after his retirement from opera, which he gave the self-deprecating and ironic title, Péchés de vieillesse or Sins of Old Age. These charming pieces made frequent appearances in Rossin’s salon during his fashionable Saturday-evening musicales, which he hosted with his wife. Our concert will be based around the last of his péchés de vieillesse, the Petite Messe Solennelle, which clearly demonstrates that the elderly Rossini had not lost his compositional skill nor his sense of humour.

We are thrilled to be working with the London-based group SALON MUSICAL for this concert. Created by pianist Marc Verter and tenor Daniel Turner, Salon Musical uses theatre and music to bring the spirit, elegance and glamour of 19th century Parisian Salons to modern audiences. Rossini’s Petite Messe will be interspersed with salon music typical of the period performed by our outstanding soloists.

In order to create the most authentic atmosphere for the audience, we’ll be clearing out the nave of St Matthew’s Church and setting up tables and chairs for the audience. Each table of 6-7 people will have a tasty cheese and biscuit platter, and wine glasses will be provided. Feel free to bring along a bottle and a group of your friends for what will surely be a unique and entertaining evening.

Advance booking is essential – visit for tickets (£16) or speak to Justin Miller at St Matthew’s.

Recorded Services

Watch service recordings via our website.

  Become A Chorister  

The Director of Music, Thomas Moore, is looking to recruit BOYS from school year 4 to 7 and GIRLS from school year 5 upwards who are keen to sing and eager to learn.


See poster for details...

  The Choir of St Matthew's  

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



This is the title of a new CD of romantic organ music by Elgar and Bairstow recorded here at St Matthew's, and performed by Callum Alger.



  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.



  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.




How to Donate


There are two ways you can donate. You can make donations via PAYA MyGivingHub, and easyfundraising.





Thursdays in term time from 9:45am to 11:30am. For more information click Here.


Church Magazine




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


Still available to download is our April Edition.


Download St Matthew's Mail subscription form.

  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 our Guide Book can be found here.


Latest News




8 February 2021




Rose of Northamptonshire Award for 32nd St Matthew's Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers








11 November 2020




Remembrance Sunday Poppies.






What's New




19 May 2024




June has been added to the Worship Calendar.



Worship Calendar






June has been added to the Weekday Scripture Readings



Scripture Readings





4 May 2024




The music list for Music in May is now available.



Music Lists




© Copyright 2012 - , St Matthew's Church, Northampton. All Rights Reserved.
Website Designed and Maintained by Visual Interactive

Sitemap | Cookies | Our Privacy Policy

Like St Matthew's Church on Facebook