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Tuesday Coffee Shop

posted 11 Sep 2018, 10:02 by admin saintmatthews   [ updated 11 Sep 2018, 10:02 ]

Held every Tuesday from 9 - 11.30am in Church House.
Drop in for a brew , a bite to eat and a natter. 
Take a break and enjoy the company of old and new friends. 

Welcome Service

posted 11 Sep 2018, 10:01 by admin saintmatthews   [ updated 11 Sep 2018, 10:01 ]

This Sunday 16th September we will be welcoming our new Reception Class children during the 10 am Eucharist as they start their first term at St. Matthew's School.

Come and join in the celebration of this significant occasion for our youngsters and extend a warm welcome to the new class of 2018.

Quiet Time

posted 17 Jul 2018, 11:36 by admin saintmatthews   [ updated 17 Jul 2018, 11:36 ]

Church is open for quiet thoughts, prayers or reflection on Tuesdays 10.30 am - 11 am and Thursdays 9 am - 11 am.
If you would like to have a little quiet time to catch your breath and recharge your batteries away from the daily noise and bustle then come in, sit quietly, light a candle, gather your thoughts.

Bolton Lottery

posted 10 Jun 2018, 23:59 by admin saintmatthews

By joining the Bolton Hospice Lottery Partnership Scheme for £1 per week 
you are boosting the funds of Bolton Hospice and St. Matthew's Church. 

Two for the price of one. A fun and easy way to help for just £1 per week. 

For more details contact Fr. John or Mark Brocklebank. 

Tesco Community Fund

posted 8 May 2018, 11:42 by admin saintmatthews   [ updated 8 May 2018, 11:49 ]

Once you've done your shopping at Tesco's - large or small - don't forget to get your Blue Chips Tokens and put them in the box for St. Matthew's Church House project.

Luncheon Club

posted 5 May 2018, 09:49 by admin saintmatthews   [ updated 17 Jul 2018, 11:34 ]

The next Luncheon Club will be on Friday 14th September in Church House .
Drop in between 12 noon and 2 pm for a warm welcome, bite to eat and a chat.
All welcome.  See you there.

Holy Week and Easter Services 2018

posted 20 Mar 2018, 15:59 by admin saintmatthews   [ updated 20 Mar 2018, 16:00 ]

The Parish of St. Matthew, Little Lever 

Holy week will be led for us by Revd. Dr Bill Baldwin

Palm Sunday
9:45 Blessing of Palms and Procession to Church for Sung Mass
(We meet on the grass opposite church)

Monday  of Holy Week
7:30 pm  Mass with short talk

Tuesday of Holy Week
9:30 am  Mass and short talk

Wednesday of Holy Week
9:15 am  Mass  
7:30 pm  Mass with short talk.

Maundy Thursday
7:00 pm  Devotion led by Revd. Dr Bill Baldwin. Fellowship meal -  light ‘bring and share’  supper.
8:00 pm  Mass of the Last Supper and watch before the altar of repose.

Good Friday
3:00 pm  Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
7:00 pm  Good Friday devotion at St. Teresa’s.

Holy Saturday
8:00 pm  Easter Vigil and first mass of Easter.

Easter Day
8:00 am   Said Mass
10:00 am  Sung Mass

Spring Fair

posted 23 Jan 2018, 01:49 by admin saintmatthews   [ updated 18 Feb 2018, 04:34 ]


Sunday 18 March 
11:30 am - 3:00 pm 
In Church House 

Lent Study Group 2018

posted 20 Jan 2018, 11:56 by admin saintmatthews   [ updated 13 Mar 2018, 10:16 ]

Easter is fast approaching and there are just two more Lent Discussion Groups, held in Church House at 7.30 pm.



  • Wednesday 14 March - The Ven. Cherry Vann, Archdeacon of Rochdale. Topic - The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard. 
  • Tuesday 20 March - The Revd. Simon Killwick, Vicar of Christ Church, Moss Side. Topic- The Parable of the Dishonest Servant. 
Please come along for any of the sessions.

Diaries at the Ready

posted 8 Jan 2018, 13:29 by admin saintmatthews   [ updated 13 Mar 2018, 10:18 ]

Date for Diary 
  • Spring Bingo  Friday 23rd March, in Church House.
More details to follow. 

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