Maundy Thursday 7.30pm Foot washing and Last Supper
In this service we remember the story of Jesus' last night before his trial and crucifixion. Jesus gives us an example of servanthood by washing his disciples feet, and then celebrates the Passover with them, recasting a story of Salvation from Israel's history into one about God saving all of us through Jesus death and resurrection. We then travel to the Garden where we are urged to watch and pray. Good Friday workshop 10.30am
using craft we re-enact the story of Jesus entering Jerusalem, the Last Supper, Crucifixion and being laid in the tomb. This is suitable for all ages.
Good Friday Vigil at the foot of the Cross
We remember Jesus final hour, how Jesus died for us, this is a meditative service that goes to the heart of Holy week.
Easter Sunday 10.30am
Jesus is risen! He is risen indeed!
Easter Sunday is a joyful service in which we celebrate that Jesus is alive. The service concludes with an Easter egg hunt.
Welcome to the St. Matthew's Thorpe Hamlet website.
We are an Anglican Church (also called Church of England) our Services include sharing bread and wine, sometimes called Communion, the Eucharist or Mass. St Matthew's is home to people who have been Christians for many years, those who have just begun thinking about Faith and have questions, and everyone in between. What unites us is a faith or intuition that our own stories make sense in the light of the Jesus story and that we are created by a God who loves and delights in us.
We are a Church that seeks to welcome everyone, sometimes that means adapting what we do in order to meet people's needs. We are happy to do that, so if you or your family have specific needs please let us know. We are an inclusive Church which means we are all welcome, whatever our gender, race or sexual orientation and with whatever needs we have. We are also a Recovery Friendly Church committed to supporting people in their mental health and well-being. Children and young people are well looked after at St. Matthews. We run a children's Church group during the main service on a Sunday and Outrage, our youth group, on Sunday evenings as well as MESSY Church on the first Thursday of the month after 3.30p.m. During the week we have Family Fun, a children’s craft and story session on Monday, Young Ones, Autism friendly play on Tuesday, And Play Cafe on a Thursday. If you would like to know more please look at our Children's and Youth pagewhere you can also find contact details for our Children and Youth leaders.
You might want to come to St. Matthew's because you are thinking about baptism (also called Christening) or a Church wedding. If so please contact Rev. Patrick Jordan who will be happy to help you.
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