After the trying times of the past 18 months, St. Matthew’s Church in Borstal is VERY happy to say that “We’re back!”.

Please be patient with us – we are in the process of updating all of the website with the new or changed items following the pandemic so as you browse, you may notice some things are incorrect. Please be assured that we are working on it and will hopefully have the site up to date very soon.  In the meantime, if there is something you would like to know, please email us at stmatthewsborstal@gmail.com and we will reply as soon as possible.

We are very grateful to all those who continued to brave the pandemic and to attend services under the restrictions. Although things have not returned to “normal” we are happy to let everyone know that we will now be holding regular Sunday Morning Services which are either Holy Communion or Service of the Word.  We are still adhering to the social distancing rules and ask that all those that are able to, wear masks when entering and leaving the church. There will also be hand sanitiser available for all to use.

For more information on upcoming services please see our Church Services page.

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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