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Covid-Safe Public Worship

(Updated: 26 July 2021)


In accordance with the Prime Minister’s confirmation of Stage 4 of the Government’s route map out of lockdown on 19 July, communal worship at St Matthew’s continues as advertised without legal restriction.

Instead, and by local decision, we advise worshippers of certain Covid-related measures intended to keep everyone safe whilst at St Matthew’s:

We ask that a face covering is worn whilst in church.

Seating – couples, households and former ‘bubbles’ in particular are now able to sit together if they wish. All others are asked to respect one another’s space, spread out, and take advantage of our spacious environment. Individual chairs remain available in the transepts.

As far as possible, we ask that you keep the touching of other surfaces to a minimum.

The church toilet facilities are available for use.

Holy Communion is be administered in one ‘kind’ only, standing, at the front of the nave.

After the service we warmly invite you to join us on the green for fellowship.

Please note that Sunday morning services, and other occasional services, are live streamed via this website and on Facebook.


Staying in touch

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



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  (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 September edition of our church magazine is now available to download online.

Still available to download is our August Edition.



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