Church groups and activities

At St Matthew's we try to be hospitable to whoever comes to us, however long they stay. We want people to feel at home with us whether or not they have a committed faith. The church has a wide variety of activities during the week including a full Youth and Children’s programme [add link] and a range of fellowship and home groups.

Home groups

These meet at different locations around the city – some weekly, some fortnightly, some monthly – on different days of the week. They aim to provide friendship and support in a Christian context. Contact Helen Skertchly.

For further details of home groups please or contact the church office or email

Coffee and cake

A small supportive group of parents who meet to chat, study the Bible and pray with and for each other. A crèche worker looks after the children. Thursday 10-12

During the COVID 19 lockdown the group is meeting via zoom  on Thursdays 11-12.

Details are available via the church office or

Music group

This leads worship in a variety of styles on Sunday mornings and at other times. Practice takes place before each service on a Sunday morning. 

Women's and men's breakfasts

These take place several times a year and are an opportunity to worship, pray and support one another in a friendly, relaxed environment. 

Parenting for faith

A course resourcing care givers in their spiritual nurturing at home. This is a six session course – meeting approximately monthly. We aim to grow this group beyond the end of the material. We have about 14 families who have attended over the time. 

Youth and children's ministry

We offer a fun range of groups for our young parishers to join. More information is available here.