Posts from 2014

This Christmas

If you live in our parish, I hope you have received one of our Christmas Cards. The image on the card is at first glance a traditional crib scene. The infant Jesus, in an animal shed with three donkeys looking on. But look again…You see, on each of the donkey’s back is a cross (if…

We Will Remember Them

This year marks the centenary of the start of one of the costliest conflicts in our history. Regrettably, the horrors of war are an ever-present reality. Please join us on Sunday 9th November at 10.00 for our Remembrance Service. We will, like much of the country fall silent at 11.00.

Christians in Iraq

Iraqi Christians are being raped, murdered and driven from their homes as Isis seeks to drive all traces of Christianity from large parts of Iraq. Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, speaking in the Lords, said that the wave of attacks against Christians would be viewed as “one of the crimes against humanity of our time”. Lord Alton…

Bible Teacher for our 11-18 year-olds

Do you have a passion for teaching the bible to teenagers? We are currently advertising for someone to join our leadership team to do just that. Full details can be found under the ‘Youth’ heading. If God is calling you to this work, please get in touch; we’d love to hear from you!

Charlotte’s Confirmation!

We had a fantastic afternoon at All Souls Church, St Margarets, Twickenham on Sunday 8th June as Charlotte Hayes was confirmed by Bishop Paul. The text for the service was John 10: 1-10. Bishop Paul reminded us of the glorious truth of vv9 & 10: I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be…

The Most Important Hour of the Month!

I think it’s true that we make time for the things and people we love – a meal with a loved one; an hour at the gym; watching our favourite team. And so as Christians, that this, those who have Jesus Christ as Lord, we should want to spend time with him, reading his word and spending…

Why Being Part of a Small Group is Good

Studying the bible with others is a fantastic way to learn more about Jesus and his will for us. We encourage every member of St Matthew’s to be in a small group. Some meet in the evenings, others during the day and others at the weekend. Why it’s important The bible reminds us just how…