Sunday 25th February 2018
2nd Sunday of Lent

Communion Service at 10:30am

Lead: Isobelle

Readings: Psalm 22:23-end, Genesis 17:1-7 & 15-16, Mark 8:31-end

Talk: Rev. Christy


Almighty God, by the prayer and discipline of Lent may we enter into the mystery of Christ's sufferings and by following in his Way come to share his glory through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Please join us for a cuppa after the service


Sunday 4th March 2018
3rd Sunday of Lent

Morning Service at 10:30am

Readings: Psalm 19, Exodus 20:1-7, John 2:13-22


  • Pray that our love for God and one another may grow.
  • Pray for the sick, especially Len, Matthew, Edward, Jeff Fraser, Alice Howsen and Carmella Gerber's son.
  • Pray for all those who live in Town House in Stratford Square and those we met during the Parish Outreach.
  • Pray for the Government as they grapple with Brexit.
  • Pray for all young people involved in gang activities.
  • Pray that the light of the glorious gospel of Christ may shine into the hearts of all His people.
  • Pray for St Matthew's Youths and Young Adults.
  • Pray for all our children this lent.

Scripture for the Week: Luke 15:32

"My son" the father said, "we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again, he was lost and is found".

prayer clipart


Notice of Revision of Electoral Roll: This is now under way. Speak to Isobelle if you want to go onto the Roll.

Every Saturday 9:30am-10:30am: Join Carmel and others to pray for St Matthews Church

Every Sunday 10am: Join Joyce and others for Prayers before the Service

Stratford Rising Stars: Monday 26th February at 6:30pm.

Morning Prayer: Wednesday 28th February at 9am and coffee at 10am

Parents & Toddlers Group: Wednesday 28th February 10:30am.

Bible Study Group: Wednesday 28th February at 7:30pm. Location to be confirmed.

Prayer & discussion group: meets on a Wednesday every fortnight at Louise's house. Next meeting 28th February.


2nd March - 7pm: Borough wide prayer at revamped Arc Church on Sebert Road, Forest Gate, E7 0NH

8th-29th March: Youth Alpha for 11-18 year olds; 6-8pm at Highway Church. Speak to Ann Kathrin or Christy if you are interested.

Sunday 11th March: Mothers' Day. St Matthew's ladies to organise and lead the service.

Saturday 23rd June: Parish Outing. Where can we go this year? Give your suggestions to Pearla or John latest 18th March

Our Vision for St Matthew's

We are a church centred on prayer, worship and scripture & committed to God and to each other. Jesus's example motivates us to love, care for and support those in our local community and the wider world. We welcome everyone into our community of faith and aim to encourage and inspire so that all may flourish and grow.

Please read the Notice Board every week for St Matthew's events for 2018.

Pick up a copy of 2018 event dates from the welcome desk.

2018 Year of Growth (Acts 2:42-end)

Are you growing in your walk with the Lord? What has changed? What has helped you?

The Food Bank: Please use the Box provided. See Noticeboard for full list of items needed. Please give to the less privileged.

Giving is part of our call to discipleship. You can give and support the Church regularly by setting up a Standing Order for St Matthew's Church. See Isobelle for information.

Facebook & Twitter: You can now follow what's happening at St Matthews by following us on Facebook & Twitter, keep yourself right up to date!

Hospitality is a very important part of our Ministry: Everyone will be given the opportunity to be involved in various groups just as we discussed at the Event Planning meeting

Talk to Rev. Christy about: Baptism, Wedding, Bible Study and Volunteering. See Our Contact page for how to get in touch