A FRIENDLY WELCOMING CHURCH AT THE HEART OF OUR COMMUNITY
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 (sitting on marked seats).
Our next service will be a joint benefice service at St. Matthew's on Sunday 6th June.
This will be followed by our Annual Meeting of the Parochial Church Council which will be held within the church.
The APCM is convened to elect the parish's Deanery Synod Representatives and Parochial Church Council members and to update the Electoral Roll. If you would like to join the Electoral Roll please contact either Hillary Lewthwaite on 01989 770452 or Phyll Hannah on 07717 126596.
Joint Benefice services will be held at 10 am in the following churches:
Sunday 16th May at St. Giles, Goodrich
Sunday 23rd May at St. Mary the Virgin, Welsh Newton
Sunday 30th May at St. Deinst Church, Llangarron
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
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.
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.
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.
Joint benefice service
Sunday 6th June.
In normal times we hold regular services twice a month (but these have not started yet).
1st Sunday - 9.30 a.m.
All Ages Service or Iona Service
3rd Sunday - 9.30 a.m.
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.