During this time of heightened infection from coronavirus, for the protection of everyone, we are holding services under the social distancing regulations (more info).

If you would like to use the church for private prayer and reflection, arrangements can be made for the building to be opened for you. Contact us on stmatthewsborstal@gmail.com to arrange a time.

Good news! On Saturday 10th July, we will be holding a Sumner Fair at Cleave Warn Hall – all social distancing and Covid-19 regulations will be adhered to.

To contact St Matthews
email stmatthewsborstal@gmail.com

or call Helen Cooper (Churchwarden): 07745 420055

Keep in touch:

Weekly newsletters:

News from St Matthews 10 March 2021

News from St Matthews 17 March 2021

News from St Matthews 24 March 2021

News from St Matthews 31 March 2021

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 goodn

ess 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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8 Responses to Welcome

  1. kerry jones says:

    Love your beautiful church and its beautiful surroundings, its a great place for a wedding, especially with the hall so close, xxx

  2. Elspet Fleury says:

    Came to messy church for the first time today with my grandsons. Thank you for such a lovely couple of hours. An enormous amount of work goes into making a such a successful afternoon. Thank you and see you next month.
    Elspet Fleury

  3. Ricky James says:

    I would like to volunteer I feel that I want to help. Is there something I can do

  4. Glenn Jardine says:

    Hello i am looking for a church that has a friendly atmosphere as well as a place to pray
    I saw your church photo and it looks so welcoming that i would find out a bit more before i make up my mind
    May i pop along one sunday morning to see how your service runs
    Many thanks
    Glenn Jardine

  5. Mr white says:

    Looking forward to your chuck sounds
    Just about right for me moving down some time soon from Ipswich in am member of church where I am in Ipswich
    Looking forward to meet you soon
    Down on the 18th August to look at new
    Home maybe meet you two
    Best wishes Mr white
    Please reply

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