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Luncheon Club

posted 18 Feb 2018, 04:29 by admin saintmatthews   [ updated 18 Feb 2018, 04:29 ]

A monthly Luncheon Club for the over 60’s is starting in Church House on Friday 2nd March 12 noon till 2.00 pm. 
It’s open to anyone over 60 – everybody welcome. 
Just to give us a bit of an idea for catering numbers, if you think you will be coming to this will you please put your name on the list at the back of Church. 
There will also be a list available at Tuesday morning Coffee Shop. 
Many thanks.

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 23 Jan 2018, 01:45 ]

This year's theme is Jesus' parables and we have a variety of speakers to lead us in discussion.  
All the meetings will be held in Church House at 7.30 pm

  • Wednesday 21 February - The Ven. Karen Lund, Archdeacon of Manchester.
  • Tuesday 27 February - Revd. Vinny Whitworth, Area Dean of Bolton.
  • Tuesday 6 March - The Ven David Sharples, Archdeacon of Salford.
  • Wednesday 14 March - The Ven. Cherry Vann, Archdeacon of Rochdale.
  • Tuesday 20 March - The Revd. Simon Killwick, Vicar of Christ Church, Moss Side.

Diaries at the Ready

posted 8 Jan 2018, 13:29 by admin saintmatthews

Look out for forthcoming dates of a variety of fun events to be announced shortly. 
There will be something for everyone. 
Keep checking the website. 

Bolton Hospice Shop

posted 8 Jan 2018, 13:26 by admin saintmatthews   [ updated 8 Jan 2018, 13:31 ]

New Year, New You! 

Can you spare 3 hours per week to work in our bustling Little Lever shop.

This is a great way to meet new friends whilst doing something very rewarding.


Make a difference today and call into the shop for an application form or contact 




Help us to help Bolton Hospice.

Craft Stall At Tesco Store

posted 18 Dec 2017, 10:10 by admin saintmatthews   [ updated 18 Dec 2017, 10:12 ]

A big thank you to everyone who supported our Craft stall filled with Christmas gifts on Saturday 16th December. 
With your help we raised £356 for Church Funds. 
Our thanks and best wishes to all the Tesco staff who made us so welcome and looked after us so well. 

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. 

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

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