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Lent Course 2019

posted by admin saintmatthews   [ updated ]

Our Lent course this year will follow the same pattern as last year with a selection of visiting speakers leading our discussions in Church House. We shall be looking at some of Jesus’ miracles.





Wednesday 13 March
Mark 4: 35 - 41
The Stilling of the Storm
The Bishop of Bolton

Tuesday 19 March
St. John 5: 1 - 9
The healing of the man at the pool.
Fr. James Mannock, Priest of St Teresa’s

Wednesday 27 March
John 6: 1 -13
The Feeding of the Five Thousand
Fr. Jeremy Sheehy, Rector of Swinton & Pendlebury

Wednesday 3 April
Mark 10:46 – 52
The Healing of the Blind Man at Jericho
The Bishop of Middleton

Wednesday 10 April
Luke 8:40-42 & 49-56
The Raising of Jairus’ Daughter
The Ven Jean Burgess, Archdeacon of Bolton

Messy Church

posted 27 Jan 2019, 14:09 by admin saintmatthews   [ updated 27 Jan 2019, 14:09 ]

messy church

Why not come and join in a messy session? 
Where: St.Matthews Church House, Little Lever 
When: Saturday 11th May 2019 
Time: between 3 pm and 5 pm 
A session for adults to enjoy with their children 
All ages welcome 

Afternoon Tea Dances

posted 25 Jan 2019, 13:15 by admin saintmatthews   [ updated 9 Feb 2019, 23:30 ]

Come and join in the fun at the Tea Dances held on the first Friday of the month from 2-4 pm in Church House. 
All welcome. 
See Dennis Hodson for more details.

ROOF PROJECT

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

WE HAVE SOME FANTASTIC NEWS REGARDING OUR ONGOING ROOF PROJECT 
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.

Luncheon Club

posted 28 Oct 2018, 12:27 by admin saintmatthews   [ updated 9 Feb 2019, 23:32 ]

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...
2019: 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. 

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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