St Matt’s Live and Online

In these strange and ever-changing times, we find ourselves needing to adapt the way that we meet together.
Now that restrictions are easing, we are able to welcome more people into church each Sunday.
However, we are aware that everyone is moving forward at different speeds, so our services will stay online as well as in church.

The recent easing of restrictions means that when you come into church, this is what you can now expect:

  • we will still ask you to sanitise your hands when you enter the building
  • we will ask you to wear a face mask while you are moving around the building, but you can remove it when you sit down (you can wear a mask for the whole service if you would like to)
  • we can now sing together in church, and we will make sure the building is well ventilated to make this as safe as possible
  • you can sit with whoever you would like to, but the chairs are still well spaced out. If you would like some space around you, you can take a card on the way in to put on the chair next to you to keep it free
  • we will still be taking people’s names for NHS Test and Trace and we will only keep these records for 21 days after the service

If you would rather not come into church, or are unable to, you can join us at 10am every Sunday on our Facebook page (St. Matt’s Facebook) or on our You Tube channel (St. Matt’s You Tube).

If you missed this week’s service and would like to watch it now, here it is…

 

There are also other ways that you can stay connected with us and with God during these difficult times.

  • Please have a look at our calendar on the home page, or read our latest newsletter (links on the home page), to find out what is happening at the moment. We have a few social events over the summer, and small groups meeting on Zoom and in person as well (for more details about our small groups, click here)
  • If you have children and young people, please have a look at what we can offer them, by clicking here
  • The Church of England has a page of prayers you can use at home – some about the Coronavirus outbreak, some for use with children, and some personal prayers – Coronavirus COVID-19 Liturgy and Prayer Resources
  • 24/7 prayer app Lectio 365, which has daily reflections and readings and has been updated for the current season we find ourselves in – Lectio 365
  • Mental health reflections from the Church of England – 13 daily reflections to help us through this time of isolation and fear – Mental Health Reflections

If you need any help or support during this time, do be in touch with us via the office email – office@stmattschurch.org.uk or phone Chris Wicks on 07734 217796.