A VERY WARM WELCOME to the Church of St. Matthew’s, Ashford, whether you come as a visitor to look at our lovely Church, to pray where generations of people have prayed before you, or if you come as one looking for a church to make your spiritual home. We are glad to have you with us.
St Matthew’s is a parish in the Spelthorne Deanery of the Diocese of London. We are under the episcopal care of Bishop Jonathan Baker SSC, Bishop of Fulham. We stand within the Catholic tradition of the Church of England, seeking to respond faithfully to the Gospel message in our own age.
We seek to be an inclusive and welcoming Christian community, imposing no conditions on those who come through our doors other than a willingness to be open to the love of God revealed in Jesus Christ.
Being a part of the Church is going to look very different in the days ahead. Our life is going to be less characterised by attendance at church, and more characterised by the prayer and service we offer each day. We may not be able to pray together in the ways that we are used to, but we can certainly pray for people, and we can certainly offer practical care and support. There are resources on the Services page for you to maintain your prayer life, if you would like to use them.
The clergy (in isolation) will continue their pattern of daily prayer and Mass - offering these for the whole parish. If you would like prayers said for any specific purpose, please send them to the confidential email: email@example.com