St Matthew's Church, Luton
Events & News
Sunday 9th August
St Matthews Church Luton joins with St Mary’s Church Luton at 10.30am. Martin Watson will be preaching
The national weekly online service comes from Christ Church, Cambridge and is led by Rev Dr Lee Gatiss, director of Church Society. He reflects in his sermon on God’s kindness and mercy
Sunday 2nd August
St Matthews Church Luton joins with St Mary’s Church Luton for Holy Communion with Rev Mike Jones at the earlier time of 9.00 before St Matts Zoom coffee and chat at 9.45. (Link via church WhatsApp)
The church online stream then joins with New Wine: United Breaks out at 11.00
Sunday 26th July
St Matthews Church Luton joins with St Mary’s Church Luton for worship streamed live at 10.30am. Rev Nick Mwandia speaks on ‘a word of glory’ from Romans 16.25-27
A service filmed at Holy Trinity Brussels which reflects on the theme that nothing can separate us from the love of God
Sunday 19th July
St Matthews joins again with worship streamed live at 10.30 am from St Mary’s Church Luton. Ulrike speaks about giving others space to talk, while Cathy and Catherine share again on experiences of processing difficulties
Students from Eastern Region Ministry Course (ERMC) and Ridley Hall in Cambridge and St Hild College in Mirfield, explore what it means to minister through the Covid-19 pandemic
Sunday 12th July
Chaplains from a hospital and a hospice join newly-elected Archbishop of York as he leads worship from York Minster
Sunday 5th July
Led by Rev Helen Dearnley, the service comes from HMPs Stocken, Low Newton and Pentonville
Sunday 24th May
7th Sunday of Easter with Revd Nick Mwandia
Opening song (The power of the cross), Closing song (Lord from sorrows deep)
Sunday 17th May
6th Sunday of Easter with Revd Nick Mwandia and a reading by Uju Atuchukwu.
Opening song (In Christ alone), Final song (My Jesus I love thee)
Sunday 10th May
Welcome and prayers from Rev Nick Mwandia, reading from John 4:1-14 by Jenny Flannagan, family-friendly talk from Sara Hargreaves, song by Andy Flannagan and closing prayers from Nick.
A familliar song which fits with the theme.
Sunday 3rd May
4th Sunday of Easter Service with Revd Nick Mwandia,
John 10.1-10 and ‘Recognising and Responding to The Good Shepherd’
A family-friendly outdoor reflection from Sara.
A song responding to Nick’s message about hearing Jesus’ voice.
Sunday 26th April
3rd Sunday of Easter with a sermon by Archdeacon Revd Canon Dave Middlebrook on Luke 24.13-35, ‘On the road to Emmaus’
Two familiar songs about Jesus being with us in the storms of life:
Sunday 19th April
Sam Hargreaves speaking on John 20:19-22. Song “Listen to the Words” and prayers. Second song, “When God’s Perfect Plans (Jesus Lord of Peace)”.
Easter Sunday 12th April
Revd Nick Mwandia’s sermon, plus songs and hymns, prayers and a poem. Plus a special welcome from the congregation.
Good Friday 10th April
Revd Nick Mwandia shares a Good Friday message on ‘The finished work at the Cross’ https://youtu.be/SeBDF90XwlA
A song for Good Friday:
A familiar song:
Palm Sunday 5th April:
Revd Nick Mwandia speaks about ‘Hope for the world’ from Matthew 21.1-11 Sara and Sam lead a song with prayer for the current world situation: A fun re-telling of the Palm Sunday story for families:
A Palm Sunday service with the Bishop of Manchester
The Archbishop of York leads a ‘front room’ service on Sunday 29 March.
Recorded at Bishopthorpe Palace, the stream is available from 9am.
on Sunday 22nd March across BBC local radio at 9am https://youtu.be/TrWr4rdN9Kk https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/online-church
We are currently not running any worship gatherings or other meetings.
In common with all Church of England parishes and UK government advice please note that ALL activities at church are now SUSPENDED until further notice. However, we encourage you to stay in contact with the church and one another. Make use of this website, our Facebook page, the WhatsApp group, email and phone to connect with Rev. Nick and one another. If you are in need, want someone to listen or just a friendly voice on the phone then do reach out to us. We are currently talking to other local churches and groups about coordinating a local response to those in need. Watch this space.
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Church takes many forms and is for ‘you’! In St Albans diocese part of the work of the ‘Reaching New People Project’ is to tell the stories of new worshipping communities and to engage with new people.
This link takes you to a page which will tell you more. Stories of Forest Church, Football Church and Messy Church and ‘This is Church’ , a film that highlights how church in the diocese takes many forms.
Welcome to our Church
Our Vision at St Matthew’s Church, Luton is to carry forward the work that Jesus Christ began in all aspects of life. This means loving everyone as he loved us.
If you are new to St Matthew’s or the High Town area we extend to you a very warm welcome! We offer a service on Sunday at 10.30 and a range of mid-week activities for groups. We look forward to welcoming you personally. If you are already an attender, welcome back!
St Matthew's Church, Luton
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