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Spare Chair Sunday

posted 9 Dec 2017, 04:54 by admin saintmatthews

Starmount Villa Residential Care Home are welcoming anyone from the community who would benefit from the friendship and hospitality on offer whilst sharing a Sunday lunch (please arrive 12 noon for 12.30 pm); Christmas Day is included. 
To book a place please see Fr John or Fr Anthony. 

Luncheon Club

posted 2 Dec 2017, 07:17 by admin saintmatthews   [ updated 2 Dec 2017, 07:18 ]

We are exploring the idea of starting a Luncheon Club to be held in Church House in the Spring. 
Starting in a modest way and seeing how it grows. 
If this is something you would be interested  in helping out with please see Fr. John or PCC member. 

Lighting of Little Lever Christmas Tree

posted 2 Dec 2017, 07:16 by admin saintmatthews   [ updated 2 Dec 2017, 07:16 ]

This year's event is joining with a local Schools' event, the unveiling of the sculpture on the Memorial Gardens by the Mayor of Bolton, starting at 6 pm on Tuesday 5th December. 
There will be readings by children from the various schools and a short speech by the Mayor before we move across the road to the Christmas Tree for the grand switching on of the lights. Finishing off with refreshments at St. Matthew's Church House. 
Please come and join the fun.

Christmas Dinner on Jesus

posted 31 Oct 2017, 09:52 by admin saintmatthews   [ updated 4 Dec 2017, 10:06 ]

Urban Outreach 

I very big thank you to everyone who donated items for the Christmas Hampers. 
We now have all the items on our shopping list and these are now at the distribution centre. 

If you would like to help with the packing of the Christmas Dinner Hampers anytime during the week of Monday 18th December please contact Fr. John for details or Laura Bagley on 01204-385848 or at 

Mission Action Launch

posted 11 Oct 2017, 15:26 by admin saintmatthews   [ updated 11 Oct 2017, 15:26 ]

The weather could not dampen the Mission Action Launch, held 30th Sept - 1st Oct 2017, as visitors enjoyed the colourful displays and mouth-watering refreshments at our cafe run by the MU.
Our thanks to everyone who supported the weekend and especially to those who provided material for the displays including....
  • Bolton Camera Club
  • Bolton Art Circle
  • Little Lever School
  • St. Matthew's School
  • St. Teresa's School
  • Ladywood Special School
  • Masefield School
  • Rainbows, Brownies and Guides
  • Ward Councillors and Local Businesses

Church open Friday morning

posted 11 Oct 2017, 15:13 by admin saintmatthews   [ updated 11 Oct 2017, 15:15 ]

Church will be open on Friday morning from 9am - 11am to all for a period of quiet time for prayer and reflection. Feel free to drop in for as long as you wish

Table Top Sale

posted 31 Aug 2017, 09:44 by admin saintmatthews   [ updated 31 Aug 2017, 09:46 ]

Saturday 18th September 
11 am – 2 pm 
Vicarage Garden

Come and enjoy a bargain hunt with a wide selection of Bric-a-Brac, DVD’s , CD’s, Books, furniture and clothes on offer. 
Be an early bird to take advantage of our Table Top selection then enjoy a cuppa and bite to eat.

Afternoon Tea

posted 13 Aug 2017, 05:46 by admin saintmatthews

Sunday 10th September 12 noon until 14:00 in Church House 
No Charge 
Just a Thank You for all who have helped / supported the China Trek 
There will be a raffle for Church funds!

Mission Action Launch Weekend

posted 13 Aug 2017, 05:43 by admin saintmatthews   [ updated 31 Aug 2017, 09:40 ]

Mission Action Launch Weekend on Saturday 30 September - 1 October

To help us celebrate being part of the community of Little Lever, to share friendship and to catch up on all that is good within our ’village’ we are holding an Open Weekend.

We have invited local schools, organisations and groups to be involved in this event by contributing art work, 3D models and photographs . Local businesses are also taking part.

We are looking forward to seeing the church packed with colourful displays of all shapes and sizes .

The church will be open :- 

  • Saturday  30 September 10 am – 4 pm
  • Sunday  1 October 1 pm - 4 pm 
  • Ending with a special Songs of Praise at 4.30 pm

There will be refreshments available throughout the weekend in Church House.

Pop in for a natter and a bite to eat after seeing the lovely displays in church.

There will be something for everyone.

Look out for the posters advertising the event.

Smooth Crossing

posted 19 May 2017, 02:42 by admin saintmatthews   [ updated 19 May 2017, 02:43 ]


7.30 pm till Midnight 

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