Welcome to the website for the Parish Church of Saint Matthew, 
Little Lever, Bolton. A Parish Church in the Anglican Diocese of Manchester.

We hope our website is helpful in enabling people to understand what is happening at Saint Matthew's. We also hope that it will enable us to make contact with friends old and new both in the local community and beyond.

We aim, under God to be an open and welcoming community seeking to serve God through worship and witness. We are committed to mission and constantly seek new ways of proclaiming the Gospel to thse around us.

We hope that this website gives some flavour of how the parish operates.

Whether you are a regular visitor to our website, or are here for the first time, please take a couple of minutes to look at the About UsNewsCalendarService TimesWho's Who and Pictures web pages to discover who we are and some of the things going on at Saint Matthews.

Here you will find details of services, our organisations and forthcoming events.

Please visit the Contact Us page to find full contact details for people at St. Matthew's.

Click here to visit "About Us"

The P C C has considered carefully when to re-open the doors at St Matthew's following the recent lockdown period.  We have made numerous changes to arrangements inside the building to ensure that people feel safe and welcome when returning to Church.  Our Covid-19 Risk Assessment can be found here.

St Matthew’s has offered a warm welcome to everyone since 1865. The P C C is committed to ensuring that everyone at St Matthew’s feels safe and supported. We take the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously. Therefore if you have any concerns please speak to Fr John WisemanMrs Margaret Barnard, or The Diocesan Safeguarding Officer Abbey Clephane-Wilson. Click the links to view our PCC A SAFE CHURCH POLICY and PCC SAFEGUARDING POLICY
During 2020, due to Covid-19 our Fundraising and income has been extremely limited - if you join in with our online streamed services, or feel able to support us, please consider making a donation.


We receive no financial support from local or national government.  All monies we received are from our congregation, local community and our Fundraising activities.

Parish News

  • Crib Service 2020 Crib Service – ONLINE ONLYThe Crib Service will NOT take place in Church.Due to the on-going pandemic, we are unable to accommodate the number of people in Church ...
    Posted 24 Dec 2020, 08:50 by admin saintmatthews
  • St Matthew’s School Remembers As an act of remembrance, the school has been circled with poppies which the children have designed with their own artwork or poems. Their remembrance display is a powerful reminder ...
    Posted 9 Nov 2020, 12:04 by admin saintmatthews
  • Christmas Dinner on Jesus Update 13/12/2020...Many thanks for the generous response to “Christmas Dinner on Jesus”, which is an initiative run by our friends at Urban Outreach.We reached our targets ...
    Posted 19 Dec 2020, 03:32 by admin saintmatthews
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  • Pew Sheet Baptism Final.pdf   1288k - 9 Jan 2021, 06:42 by admin saintmatthews (v1)
  • Pew Sheet Baptism Younger.pdf   795k - 9 Jan 2021, 06:42 by admin saintmatthews (v1)
  • Pew Sheet Baptism Older.pdf   1630k - 9 Jan 2021, 06:42 by admin saintmatthews (v1)
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Parish Calendar

Fun & Events Coffee Shop Christmas Party 
Services Confirmation 2019 
Services Sunday service in school 
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