With a gradual relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions we will now be holding some services in church

With a gradual relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions we will now be holding some services in church

Please watch this space for updates but we plan to have an 8.30am Eucharist (said) on the 1st Sunday of the month and a 10am service the remaining Sundays. On Wednesdays at 10.00am there will be a service of Holy Communion in church. 

Please note: due to unforeseen circumstances our service this Sunday (25 July) will not be 'Live Streamed' but will be recorded and uploaded to our YouTube channel during the week.

Our weekly services are now live steamed and can be viewed on our YouTube channel every Sunday.  Previous recorded services can be veiwed here. Please also join us for a Zoom coffee after the service on Sunday (see below for details).

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 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.

Join us for a coffee and chat on Zoom after the service on Sunday at around 11.45am.


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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