With the move to a national lockdown, we have decided not to hold services in church until further notice

With the move to a national lockdown, we have decided not to hold services in church until further notice

Our online services continue and will be shown further down this page and on our YouTube channel.


Please also join us for a Zoom coffee after the service on Sunday (a link to join will be given below the video).


Please watch this space for updates but once this latest period of restrictions is over we plan to have an 8.30am Eucharist (said) on the 1st Sunday of the month and a 10am service the remaining Sundays.

  

Please read this guidance carefully; there is a personal risk assessment in the document to help you decide whether it is safe for you to return to church.

If you would like to view our church's risk assessment for opening the building during Covid-19 please see here


Our weekly services continue online and can be viewed further down this page or on our YouTube channel from 10 am every Sunday and previous services can be veiwed here

There will now be Weekly Messages of hope and encouragement written by members of our ministry team.   

We are still able to offer practical and pastoral support to the members of St Matthew’s and the wider community - please read our “Here for You” leaflet.

Let us remember always that our God is on his throne in heaven and he holds every precious human life in his almighty hands, so we are able to face these uncertain times without fear but with confidence in God’s goodness and his love. Let us all be united in prayerful concern for one another, seeking to meet the needs of others as well as our own needs, and acting always in the interests of this great community of Park Hill. May the Lord bless and keep us all.

Revd Simon Foster

For more information on the latest Church of England response please see here

 

The CofE also provide Daily Prayer resources - including a Daily Prayer App for Google (Android) and Apple 

 

The Diocese of Southwalk also has a number of useful resources on their website including the Bishop's Lent Call and streaming services from the cathedral online

 

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued an open letter to the nation. You can read  it here

  

We will be providing a video link to our Sunday morning services on this page at 10 am each Sunday and also other special services throughout the year so please check back here then! 

 

If you are watching the service at 10.00am you can join with others for a chat over a cup of coffee after the service on Zoom, from around 11.15am. Do join if you can. 

 

Click here to join on Zoom on Sunday 21 February (Meeting ID: 970 706 9858 Passcode: stmatts)

 

The service sheet for this Sunday can be downloaded here


As Young Church is not meeting at present 'Sermons4Kids' provide a short sermon and activities for children to attempt here


Flags of the nations represented by the members of our congregation

                      

 

                     

 

The Park Hill area of Croydon is a community of over 6,000 people living within walking distance of the town centre. Park Hill is a popular location for young professionals, families and older citizens alike.

We at St Matthew's are an inclusive people embracing the joys and challenges of being human with all our differences of race, gender, sexuality and social background. Our mission is to reach out and celebrate God’s unconditional love for the world with all people of our parish and with the wider community. As Desmond Tutu once said: "Christ, when he was lifted up did not say 'I draw some people to myself'. He said 'I draw all, All, ALL'.

Come just as you are.          

 



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