Due to a rise in Covid-19 cases some services will be cancelled or amended

Due to a rise in Covid-19 cases some services will be cancelled or amended

Due to the high number of Covid-19 cases, especially in the London area we may cancel or amend some of our services or events at short notice - please check our website regularly for the latest updates.

 

Please take a Lateral Flow Test before coming to church, and please don’t come if you are feeling at all unwell. Depending on numbers we may keep the fire doors open so the church will be cold.

 

There will be no 8.30am service this week.

 

Every Sunday at 10.00am we have a sung service of Holy Communion, except on the second Sunday of each month when we have a praise service for all ages called “Altogether Now”.

Our Sunday news sheet (Pews News) can be downloaded here.

Our 10am Sunday services (and other occasional events as advertised) 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.

 

 

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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 streaming services from the cathedral online

 

 

  

 

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


 


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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