Our vision and values
This is an exciting time for St Matthews. Paul our new Vicar joined us in June 2018 and the whole church has been involved in vision evenings and special times of prayer as we seek the next stage in our journey.
We want to be people who...
Depend on our Father
Everything we do needs to be guided by prayer that we may learn to live wisely, seek justice and treat our planet with respect.
Share Jesus' love
We read God's inspired word that Jesus may be the centre of our life together. Jesus is the hope for our town, nation and world.
Know the Spirit's presence
As we worship together, we are transformed by the Holy Spirit and propelled out to humbly serve our needy world.
Words that are important to us...
Family - we are a mixed bunch: singles and married, young and old, babies, children and youth too. Some of us are local people whilst others have come from across the world. We are a real church family where everyone and anyone can belong.
Forgiveness - one of the things that we have in common is that we all get things wrong. Whether or not you think your life is sorted out, we know that we all need God's help and each other's acceptance and love.
Fruitfulness - we are all 'work in progress', but we are committed to grow and serve, discover our gifts and offer our lives as we grasp ever more deeply what it means to be chosen by God.