Sunday Worship re-starts Sunday August 2nd 10.30am
From August 2nd, Sunday services will be back at St Matthews at 10.30am.
The Service will be short and will be in line with government Coronavirus guidelines on social distancing and hygiene. Sadly we are not yet allowed to sing in church, but we are delighted that Markham Chesterfield, our organist, has agreed to play for us.
Current government advice is that face coverings should be warn by all visitors and worshippers.
We look forward to welcoming you on Sunday.
Church open for private prayer
We are delighted to welcome you to our lovely church for private prayer, reflection or remembrance
The church is open every Wednesday morning between 10am and 12noon.
Measures have been put in place to ensure your safety so that social distancing can be practiced, and hosts from the congregation will be present to make you welcome.
Come for 5 minutes or for an hour or more… you will be very welcome.
We are looking forward to seeing you… .
To contact St Matthews call Revd Sue Brewer on 07930 492323 or
St Matthew’s is a friendly and inclusive church in the heart of Borstal Village in Rochester. We meet together each Sunday to celebrate the love of God and to learn more about the divine goodness of Jesus Christ.
All are welcome at St Matthew’s, whether you are regular worshippers, new to the Christian faith or ‘just having a look’. Our worship takes place every Sunday morning at 10:30 and is usually a communion service, traditional in style but with some contemporary elements and creative surprises. Our music ranges from traditional hymn to modern worship songs, accompanied by organ and supported by a small choir. We have activities for children most Sunday mornings during the service and young people are always made welcome. Tea and coffee are served after morning worship. On the first Sunday of each month the service is designed to appeal to all ages together.
We have some parking spaces round the back of church. This is also where you will find our beautiful multi-sensory garden, which is fully accessible and open for the community to use. Our church hall, which seats up to 70 people and has a kitchen and stage, is available for hire on a regular or occasional basis. We have lots of other events going on, including our Messy Church service which takes place on the third Sunday of the month at 3:30pm in the Church Hall.
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