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posted 17 Nov 2018, 06:52 by admin saintmatthews   [ updated 17 Nov 2018, 06:53 ]

Thanks to the hard work of Mark Brocklebank, Janet Sproat and those who assisted them in making a brilliant application to Viridor Credits for funding, we have been awarded from Viridor Credits £100,000!!! This will enable us to proceed with the next phase of the roof work on the South transept and Tower Roof and timber preservation. The work will begin in May 2019 with preparation work starting in January. The total cost of the project is around £280,000. With Viridor’s enormous help and money we have saved, raised and kept in restricted funds we are almost there. We do however need to fund raise to raise about £10,000 in order to complete the project and have funds to begin the next stage. £10,000 is only ten percent of the grant that Viridor have kindly given us. I am confident that as a congregation we will achieve that target. Please read the attached statement and make this good news widely known. Very many thanks.

Bolton Homeless Bag Drop

posted 28 Oct 2018, 12:33 by admin saintmatthews   [ updated 21 Nov 2018, 11:18 ]

We are supporting this appeal and would welcome donations of toiletries,warm socks, scarves, jumpers and biscuits. 
Donations can be left in church or brought to Tuesday Coffee Shop.

A tremendous response to this appeal with a car boot full already delivered to the collection point. 
Thanks for all the donations received to date.

Christmas Dinner on Jesus

posted 28 Oct 2018, 12:29 by admin saintmatthews   [ updated 21 Nov 2018, 11:17 ]

Last year we joined in with this initiative organised by Urban Outreach and your response was magnificent. 
It meant such a lot to people who would have really struggled to enjoy a good Christmas dinner for all sorts of reasons. 
The PCC have decided to back the project again and so we are appealing this year for:
  • 50 Christmas Puddings (non- alcoholic if possible)
  • 50 Custard Cartons (500 g)
  • 50 Boxes of Chocolate Mints (200g)
  • 20 Boxes of 6 Mince Pies (Check Best Before Date)
Very many thanks.

Fantastic number of donations brought to church for this appeal.
Already all the bottles of Shloer and packets of Crisps have been donated.

Luncheon Club

posted 28 Oct 2018, 12:27 by admin saintmatthews   [ updated 28 Oct 2018, 12:27 ]

Open to everyone.
Drop in for a chat and something tasty to eat on the following Fridays from 12 noon - 2.00 pm in Church House...
2018: 9th November, 14th December.
2019: 11th January, 8th February, 8th March, 12th April, 10th May, 14th June, 12th July.
All welcome.

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.

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

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