With Christmas behind us and 2023 well and truly underway, St. Matthew’s has some fun events coming up! The first of these is a family friendly and very fun pantomime – all together now…”oh no it isn’t!”…”Oh YES it is!” – click on the YouTube link for a sneaky peek of the Alternate Shadows team rehearsing for the upcoming performance at Cleave Warne Hall on Saturday 11th February at 3pm.

We never cease to be amazed by the unending generosity of the members of our congregation and community. In the past few months we have collected food from our Harvest Festival and from the children of The Pilgrims School which has been donated to the Medway Food Bank. We have also supported the Salvation Army with donations of toys from our Toy Service, coin collections from our Christingle Service and supplies for babies and toddles from our Crib Service. Thank you so much to everyone that has contributed, we are very grateful to you all.

The Amazing donations for the Salvation Army from our Crib Service – knitted toys, cardigans, hats, scarves and mittens, nappies, formula, blankets and so much more that it overflows the Moses’ basket! Thank you again everyone.

We at St Matthew’s are 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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