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Public Worship at St Matthew's

(Updated: 15 November 2020)

Due to the Government’s lockdown restrictions the church building is closed.

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of a second lockdown, all places of worship are closed to communal acts of worship until Wednesday 2 December. St Matthew’s Church will remain closed during this period, although funeral services may continue to take place with a maximum of thirty mourners.

Please note that The Parish Mass on Sunday at 10.15am and a said Mass each Wednesday at 7.30pm will be live streamed on this website and on Facebook. Resources for praying at home are available via the Parish Office.

At the present time, we hope public worship in church will recommence on Sunday 6 December. Further information to follow.

Staying in touch

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



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Weekly notices

Please note that an electronic version of the weekly notices will be emailed to parishioners who have subscribed to our mailing list. Hard copies will be posted out to parishioners that do not have or wish to receive notices via email.

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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 08.09.2020)  

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

Now available to download is our November Edition.

  Information & support from your local community  
  (Updated 10.07.2020)  

For more information about cyber fraud protection download the COVID19 Cyber Fraud Protection information document.


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



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