Dates for your Diary

Sunday 4th March  - All-Age Service followed by a  Bring and Share Lunch.

Saturday 10th March – Women’s Breakfast 

Wednesday 18th April – St Matthew’s AGM at 19.45.

Sunday 29th April – The APCM at 12.30 at St Luke’s.

Saturday 12th to Sunday 20th May – Art Weeks.

Saturday 6th October – Away Day at Ripon College.

Volunteer Drivers

The Archway Foundation supports lonely people in Oxford and Abingdon and needs Volunteer Drivers!
If you have a driving licence and own a car, you could be a lifeline for somebody who is lonely and isolated. Archway's drivers provide a key service to those who cannot get out to Archway's social groups in order to meet others who are often their only friends.
Do please contact Archway to find out more at this link.


                   Telephone (Archway) on 01865 79055, or

Coffee and Cake

Coffee and Cake takes place on Thursdays from 10am until 12 noon upstairs in the Parish Centre.  It's a time for parents to relax and meet other parents.  This term we are reading a parenting and spirituality book alongside doing some reflection. There is a creche available.  We look forward to seeing you there!

> For more information contact: Jo Hutchence   07960 027901 /

Drop in Lunch – helpers needed

If anyone would be willing to make or buy

some soup or a cake (once every six weeks)

for the drop in lunch we would be very grateful.  

Also if anyone would be prepared to

help with the washing up from 12.15 to 1.30 on Thursday lunchtime (once every six weeks)

then let us know in the office.                 Thank you.

St Matthew’s ‘Prayer 45’

45 minutes of corporate prayer in church, for the church and beyond starting at 45 minutes past the hour: every Tuesday from 6.45pm to 7.30.

In 'Prayer 45' we come together out of a desire to see God's loving purposes, for the church and for the world, fulfilled.
We commit ourselves to praying together with something of that desire that was in the hearts of Jesus' first followers who, having seen Jesus pray and wanting to grow in the practice of prayer, made the request written in stone over our main church door: LORD TEACH US TO PRAY.

Interest-Free Loans!!!

Our PCC has recently approved the setting up of a small interest-free loan fund to help people who urgently need a loan for a good purpose, who are confident they can repay it, and who can't get it realistically elsewhere.

Please speak to John Price 07801 448929 if you:
might be interested in LENDING some money into this fund;
might want to BORROW some money from this fund;
would just like to find out a bit more about it.