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

We have Communion and Services of the Word as well as Dementia Friendly services and events aimed to include our younger community members. Please click on the Church Services, Upcoming Events and Community links for more information.

We are also available for bookable events, please see our Weddings, Funerals, Christenings and Cleave Warne Hall links in the Community tab for more information about how to book these events.

Please be aware that 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 as well as partaking in communion. There will also be hand sanitiser available for all to use. We are very happy to say that we are now singing again and are supported either by CD or the wonderful Markham Chesterfield playing the organ for us.

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 10:30am. 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. We have some parking spaces round the back of church.

To contact St Matthews
email stmatthewsborstal@gmail.com or call Helen Cooper (Churchwarden): 07745 420055

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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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