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. During the week we have Family Fun, a children’s craft and story session on Monday from 3.15pm to 5pm, and Play Cafe on Thursday mornings from 9am to 11am. 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. All of our children's activities are free though of course donations are very welcome.
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.
Whatever the reason you have for visiting our website we hope you find the information you need, if not then please contact us, we are keen to help!