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 short meditative event using the theme of the Last Supper to highlight our newly restored reredos - Maundy Thursday 1st April. This will be held within the church.
EASTER SUNDAY DAWN SERVICE
There is something very special about a dawn service on Easter Sunday - the feeling of being awake before the rest of the world to enjoy the vivid light and colours of early morning and the crisp coldness in the air.
Our outdoor service will take place in front of the church porch and will start with the lighting of the fire at
6 a.m. in the churchyard. A service of readings and music will follow as we watch the sun rise.
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
Over time our reredos, which depicts in great detail Jesus and the Disciples at The Last Supper, had become ingrained with dust and grime and with the help of a grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund we have now had it professionally cleaned. 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.
Sunday 31st January, 11 a.m.
In normal times we hold regular services twice a month.
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.