Special Services


St Matthew's provides regular opportunities for believers in Jesus Christ to be baptised, and for parents to have their children baptised. Preparation is required for this significant step.

Where mature aged people have not been baptised as an infant, our church provides for Adult Baptism.  The Rector would be very happy to discuss this with anyone interested.

Thanksgiving for the birth of a child

This service provides an opportunity for parents to give thanks to God for the birth of their child and to have the congregation pray for the family in their responsibility of spiritual nurture.


For followers of Jesus Christ who have previously been baptised, confirmation is an opportunity to publicly conform the vows their perents took on their behalf, and openly confess their faith. Confirmation Services are held each year, and a preparatory course is run for interested candidates.


Arrangements and preparation for marriage and the booking of the church are welcome.



Please contact the Rector to make arrangements for funerals and the booking of the church.

For more information about any of these services, please contact the Rector on 0111 23 32 60