Thanks to all who supported our recent special appeal for Macmillan Nurses led so ably by Nadine De Keyser. She raised £367 for this very valuable work, which is a magnificent result.
A Solemn Requiem Mass was held for Fr Gerard Irvine on Saturday, pictures and sermon on the website: http://www.stmw.org
In a new series of essays, Tamara Katzenbach, a member of our congregation, reflects on what community means for us. Read more
Photographs of last night's patronal festival are now on the website http://www.stmw.org/
In preparation for St Matthew’s Day on 21st September, there will be a church clean taking place on Saturday 17th September, starting at 10.30am. There will a pizza lunch for everyone. Please come along if you are able to – the more people who come, the quicker it gets done!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you are available.
Sunday, 11th September
Lay theologian Courtney Cowart will be visiting St Matthew’s this coming weekend to participate in services commemorating the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Courtney is an old friend of St Matthew’s who worked with a group from here who went to New Orleans to help with the clean up after Hurricane Katrina.
She will be preaching twice on Sunday, 11th September - in the Morning Service on Radio 4 at 8am, live from the Grosvenor Chapel, and in Westminster Abbey at 6.30pm. Do come along if you can.
Full details of Courtney's numerous media appearances over the weekend can be found here.
7pm Wednesday 21st September
This year our celebration will be particularly special. The preacher at the Solemn Mass at 7pm will be the Dean of St Paul’s, Bishop Graeme Knowles, and the principal celebrant will the Bishop-elect of Lincoln, Christopher Lowson who earlier that day will have been consecrated as Bishop in Westminster Abbey. Fr Christopher is an Associate Priest of St Matthew’s, and his wife Susan is one of our churchwardens. Do join us for this very special occasion.
If you oppose the introduction of Sunday parking charges please complete this online petition that will be presented to Westminster City Council. Please distribute this link as widely as possible.
There is nothing quite like the experience of walking to promote comradeship. The Church is meant to be a people on the march, moving forward in solidarity, a pilgrim people. Sadly, it often becomes a stagnant, backward-looking people.
Rather good David Hare interview in Saturday's Guardian http://t.co/7Ul4S
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