Following the Government's announcement on public worship we will be resuming some Sunday services

Following the Government's announcement on public worship we will be resuming some Sunday services

We will be having a 10am Eucharist in church this Sunday (16 August) to which everyone is welcome. Our prerecorded online service will follow the format of this service as closely as possible and will be shown below at 10am. 


Please watch this space for further updates but we plan to have an 8.30am Eucharist (said) on the 1st Sunday of the month and a 10am service the remaining Sundays.

Please note we are having a summer break for services (in church and online) on 23rd and 30th August.  Many churches will not be reopening until September, so the Diocese have been producing online services for each Sunday during the month of August.  

The easiest way to access these is via the Diocesan YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/southwarkdiocese or via the Diocesan FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/SouthwarkCofE

 

Please read this guidance carefully; there is a personal risk assessment in the document to help you decide whether it is safe for you to return to church.

If you would like to view our church's risk assessment for opening the building during Covid-19 please see here


On Wednesdays from 10am onwards (other than the 19th and 26th August) the church will be open and there will be a quiet and reflective non-eucharistic service from around 10.15am to 11am, to which everyone is warmly invited.


Our weekly services continue online and can be viewed further down this page or on our YouTube channel from 10 am every Sunday and previous services can be veiwed here

There will be a daily message of hope and encouragement as we all together go through this time of anxiety and even fear and Revd Linda Fox will be leading occasional 'Worship at Home Daily Prayers 

We are also able to offer practical and pastoral support to the members of St Matthew’s and the wider community - please read our “Here for You” leaflet.

Let us remember always that our God is on his throne in heaven and he holds every precious human life in his almighty hands, so we are able to face these uncertain times without fear but with confidence in God’s goodness and his love. Let us all be united in prayerful concern for one another, seeking to meet the needs of others as well as our own needs, and acting always in the interests of this great community of Park Hill. May the Lord bless and keep us all.

Revd Simon Foster

For more information on the latest Church of England response please see here

 

The CofE also provide Daily Prayer resources - including a Daily Prayer App for Google (Android) and Apple 

 

The Diocese of Southwalk also has a number of useful resources on their website

 

See here for a view of COVID-19 from a scientist who is also a priest (Revd Professor Mary Seller)

  

We will be providing a video link to our Sunday morning services on this page at 10 am each Sunday so please check back here then! 

 

 

Flags of the nations represented by the members of our congregation

                      

 

                     

 

The Park Hill area of Croydon is a community of over 6,000 people living within walking distance of the town centre. Park Hill is a popular location for young professionals, families and older citizens alike.

We at St Matthew's are an inclusive people embracing the joys and challenges of being human with all our differences of race, gender, sexuality and social background. Our mission is to reach out and celebrate God’s unconditional love for the world with all people of our parish and with the wider community. As Desmond Tutu once said: "Christ, when he was lifted up did not say 'I draw some people to myself'. He said 'I draw all, All, ALL'.

Come just as you are.          

 



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