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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

Luncheon Club

posted 18 Feb 2018, 04:29 by admin saintmatthews   [ updated 13 Mar 2018, 10:14 ]

Luncheon Club - Next Date
Following the successful and very enjoyable launch of the Luncheon Club last week, 
the next one is on Friday 13th April 12 noon - 2 pm in Church House.
See you there.

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. 

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 

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