Special Services Coming Up

Please find below our list of special services that are coming up. For more information, simply download the service poster for the event.


Lent - Stations of the Cross

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Friday 16 February at 7.30pm - at St Matthew’s
Friday 23 February at 7.30pm - at St Gregory’s
Friday 2 March at 7.30pm - at St Matthew’s
Friday 9 March at 7.30pm - at St Gregory’s
Friday 16 March at 7.30pm - at St Matthew’s
Friday 23 March at 7.30pm - at St Gregory’s



Lent Course - The Joy of the Gospel

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Wednesday 21 February at 7.30pm - The joy of the Gospel
Wednesday 28 February at 7.30pm - Going forth
Wednesday 7 March at 7.30pm - Saying yes and saying no
Wednesday 14 March at 7.30pm - Proclaiming the Gospel
Wednesday 21 March at 7.30pm - Making the Kingdom present in our world

The accompanying book ‘The Joy of the Gospel’, containing a sixth session Filled with the Spirit, can be ordered from the Parish Office, priced £7.99.



Sunday 18 March 2018 - 5.30pm

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Passion Sunday

John Stainer - The Crucifixion

On Passion Sunday, 18 March 2018 at 5.30pm, the choir will lead a devotional performance of John Stainer’s beloved oratorio, The Crucifixion: A Meditation on the Sacred Passion of the Holy Redeemer. This work is no stranger to St Matthew’s; it has been sung on numerous occasions since its premiere in 1887.

Read more on the Lent page or Forthcoming Musical Events page.



Sunday 25 March 2018

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Palm Sunday

9.30am - The Liturgy of Palms (in the Parish Centre)
Procession to Church, and Parish Mass of the Passion
5.30pm - A Service of Penitence and Forgiveness for Holy Week



Holy Week

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(All services are held in church)

Monday 26 March 7.30pm -
Mass with homily
Tuesday 27 March 7.30pm -
Mass with homily
Wednesday 28 March 9.30am -
Mass with homily
                                        7.30pm -
The Vigil Office of Tenebrae



Thursday 29 March 2018

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Maundy Thursday

7.30pm - Mass of the Last Supper, Foot Washing, Stripping of the Altar, and All-Night Watch at the Garden of Gethsemane



Friday 30 March 2018

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Good Friday

9.00am - Morning Prayer and Prayers at the Foot of the Cross
10.30am - Stations of the Cross for All Ages
2.00pm - The Solemn Liturgy (Followed by refreshments in the Parish Centre)
5.30pm  - Evening Prayer before the Cross of Veneration



Saturday 31 March 2018

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Holy Saturday

9.00am - Morning Prayer
Preparation on of the Church for Easter
7.30pm - The Pascal Vigil and First Mass of Easter



Sunday 1 April 2018

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Easter Day

9.00am - Mass of the Resurrection
10.15am - Procession and Parish Mass of the Resurrection
5.00pm - Easter Day Organ Recital - Alexander Hamilton, Trinity College, Cambridge
5.30pm - Solemn Choral Evensong



Monday 9 April 2018

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Annunciation of the Lord

7.30pm - Sung Mass With the people of Hanslope and Castlethorpe

Followed by refreshments served in church





  Times of Services  

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  Worship Calendar  

Take a look at our worship calendar for the current month.


Special Services


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Music Lists



Discover what music has been planned for the current month. You can also view music for previous months.



Weekday Scripture Readings



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Healing Ministry


Learn about the theological background to the Ministry of Healing and Wholeness.


Walsingham Cell


Learn about the Parish Cell of the Society of the Holy House of Our Lady of Walsingham

    Walsingham Cell Gallery

View photos relating to the Walsingham Cell.

  Baptisms & Weddings  

Learn about Baptisms & Weddings at St Matthew's church and the Initial Enquiries Evenings that take place.


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