At this very worrying time, our thoughts and prayers are with all those effected by the war in Ukraine.

God of peace and justice, we pray for the people of Ukraine today. We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons. We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow, that your Sprit of comfort would draw near to them. We pray for those with power over war or peace, for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions. Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear, that you would hold and protect them. We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Amen

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.

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.

You will find more information about Weddings, Christenings and Funerals by clicking on the relevant page above.  Christenings are generally held within our Sunday Communion Service. To speak to someone about any these services, get in touch with us via the Contact Us page and we will be pleased to help. Cleave Warne Hall is also available for private hire.  Please click on the Contact Us page for the relevant contact information for enquiries and bookings.

Although we are currently without a Choirmaster, we enjoy singing during services and are supported either by CD or the wonderful Markham Chesterfield playing the organ for us.

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 hymns to modern worship songs. We have colouring activities for children 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 Matthew’s please see out Contact Us page.


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