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Public Worship Resumes at St Matthew's

(Updated: 10 July 2020)
 

Following the Government's recent relaxation of the lockdown a limited program of worship will be offered in church:

On Sundays - from 12 July
10.15am The Parish Mass

(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 - from 20 July
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.


Week beginning 13 July
Holy Hour - a quiet time for prayer and reflection before the Blessed Sacrament
11.00am on Monday 13, Wednesday 15, and Friday 17 July

Wednesday 15 July
7.30pm Mass - live streamed from the Vicarage


Staying in touch

The office can still be reached by telephone and email only.

 

     
 

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Baptisms & Weddings

 

Emergency baptisms can take place in a hospital or at home, though subject to strict hygiene precautions and physical distancing as far as this is possible. Sadly, there can be no weddings in church buildings until further notice.
 

Funerals (Updated: 23 June 2020)


The House of Bishops has advised that from 15 June funerals may be carried out in church buildings. For detailed information regarding funerals, please read our funeral information guide (PDF).

 

 

 
  (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 30.06.2020)  
 

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 June edition of our church magazine is available to download online.

Now available to download is our July edition.

 
 
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  (Updated 10.07.2020)  
     
 

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For more information about the LRF, download the LRF Community Resilience Update - Special edition 100 days.

 
 
  Info for patients & visitors to NGH  
 
  (Updated 25.04.2020)  
     
 

Current information for patients and visitors to Northampton General Hospital. Read more...

 
 

 

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