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A FRIENDLY WELCOMING CHURCH AT THE HEART OF OUR COMMUNITY

IMPORTANT NOTICE

 
 
GOOD NEWS - ST. MATTHEW'S IS NOW OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER AND VISITS EVERY DAY.
9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Please enjoy the atmosphere of this beautiful building and stay safe - follow the Covid rules - use the hand sanitiser on entry and exit, wear a face mask, and keep a sensible distance from anyone else in church.  

Services in St. Matthew's for the rest of October

Lay led on Sunday 24th October at 10 am.

Sunday 31st October at 10 am - Benefice "Service  of Light" followed by a shortened Communion. 

Refreshments will be served after the services.



Joint Benefice services will be held  in the following churches:

Sunday 17th October
Meditation & Bible Study - Welsh Newton 8.30 am
Benefice Communion Service - Llangrove 10 am
All Age Service - Llangarron 11 am

Sunday 24th October
Iona Lay Led Service - Marstow 10 am
Benefice Holy Communion - Goodrich 11 am
Welsh Newton Village Event 6 p.m.

ALL WELCOME


  Face masks should be worn during services.

Details of Zoom Prayer meetings, House Groups, on-line Sunday Services and the Weekly Update can be found by contacting Revd Ben on 01989 770454
mail: benbentham@yahoo.co.uk
 
Reredos of The Last Supper

Our fantastic reredos, which depicts in great detail Jesus and the Disciples at The Last Supper, has now been cleaned and protected with the help of a grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.   The Conservationists took the opportunity to carry out the work while the church was closed and now our restored and preserved reredos is ready for everyone to see and enjoy.   Please come and see it.

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At this time, we look to God, whose love is more than we can ever ask for or imagine.   May you be sustained and renewed by Him daily throughout this difficult time.
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ABOUT OUR CHURCH

The church at Marstow was originally called St. Martins and was sited lower down the valley where it regularly flooded.   

 

So in 1855 the old church was demolished and the new church of St. Matthew's was built at Brelston Green and consecrated in 1857.

A WELCOME FOR ALL

We are a small but open and friendly community and welcome everyone to come and worship here or simply to enjoy the church in silence and solitude.

SERVICES

Next Service

Holy Communion

10th October -10 am

We hold regular services twice a month on 2nd and 4th Sundays at 10 am.

2nd Sunday - 10 a.m. 

Holy Communion

4th Sunday - 10 a.m. 

Lay-led or Iona Service

We are the fortunate custodians of a sacred place in which ordinary people have come together for generations.   Our church is open every day of the year.    Please visit us to give thanks, rejoice, grieve, wonder and pray.   

Be still and find peace.

Whoever you are;  wherever you come from,

we will be pleased to see you!

During October/November we will get our regular services and fundraising events up and running.

Watch this website for details.