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Times of Services

St Matthew’s offers a rich variety of opportunities for prayer and worship to nourish and sustain different spiritual needs:

10.15am The Parish Mass
The main act of worship of the community. A sung celebration comprising choral and congregational music. Incense is used. There is a Procession encircling the congregation on principal feast-days.

On the second Sunday of the month the Laying on of Hands and Sacrament of Anointing is offered in the Lady Chapel immediately following Holy Communion in the nave. For more information please see the Healing Ministry page.

A designated family area is provided for those who wish to use it. An All Age Mass is held once a month, normally on the first Sunday. For more information about Sunday activities for children, please see the Families section of this website.

5.30pm Evensong - according to The Book of Common Prayer
First Sunday of the month and on principal feast-days, Choral Evensong with a full choir. Second Sunday of the month is Congregational Evensong. Third Sunday of the month is Choral Evensong followed by Benediction. Fourth and Fifth Sundays of the month are Evensong. Evensong is Choral on principal feast-days. Please see the weekly notices for variations to the regular pattern.

Please note that when the choir is on holiday (coinciding with school holidays and half terms) Choral Evensong is replaced with Congregational Evensong.

Weekday Worship

During the winter months of November to March, held in the Parish Centre. Morning and Evening Prayer are said publicly at 9.00am and 5.30pm daily. The Daily Mass: Unless otherwise indicated Mass is celebrated in the Lady Chapel, and access is via the North Door facing Collingwood Road.


As from Monday 6 June 2022 we will revert to our normal pattern of weekday services.

Monday 7.00pm Mass
   (on Bank Holidays at 9.30am)
   (Healing Mass and Devotions on the first Monday in the month)
Tuesday Currently suspended
Wednesday 9.30am Mass
Thursday 9.30am Mass
Friday 12 noon Mass
Saturday 9.30am Mass

(Mass of Our Lady of Walsingham followed by a Cell Meeting on the second Saturday of the month)

On Major Feast-days: 7.30pm Procession and Sung Mass
All major feast-days of Our Lord and Our Lady are observed
   (The morning Mass may be cancelled. Please refer to the literature in church for details.)

The Daily Offices

Morning and Evening Prayer are said publicly in Quire at 9.00am and 5.30pm respectively. The Office is led by laity as well as clergy, and supported by those who attend with varying frequency ranging from twice daily to occasionally. A hymn is sung at each Office. All are most welcome to join us.

Access for Morning Prayer is via the North Door facing Collingwood Road, and for Evening Prayer via the Vestry Door in the south east corner.


The Sacrament of Reconciliation, commonly known as 'Confession', is celebrated in the Lady Chapel by appointment with the clergy. They are also available for advice and guidance on any matter of concern. Confession times immediately prior to festivals are as advertised. All aspects of the Sacrament are in confidence.

The Blessed Sacrament is reserved in the Lady Chapel for the sick and housebound and as a focus of prayer and devotion. The Holy Oils are also available.


Recorded Services

Watch service recordings via our website.


Spiritual Communion



Find out about Spiritual Communion - how to make it.


Church Without



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Times of Services


Find out what times our services are held.


Worship Calendar


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


Services Coming Up


See a full list of the planned services for this month.



Music Lists



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



Weekday Scripture Readings



Step forward in your discipleship and join others in weekday scripture readings.



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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