With an end to most Covid-19 restrictions we will now be holding services in church

With an end to most Covid-19 restrictions we will now be holding services in church

Every Sunday at 8.30am we have a said service of Holy Communion and then at 10am a service of Holy Communion with singing led by the choir.

 

Our 10am Sunday services are now live steamed and can be viewed on our YouTube channel.


On Wednesdays at 10.00am there will be a service of Holy Communion in church.


On Saturday 4th September we are restarting our Coffee Morning in church from 10.30am to 12noon. All are welcome!

 

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

There will 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 to Covid-19 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

  

 

The live stream will start a little earlier than the service time to allow people time to prepare.

 

 

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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