St Matthew's Church, Luton

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SERVICES

Sunday 29th November

St Matthews Luton joins St Mary’s Luton for worship streamed from 10.30am
 

 
The national weekly online service streamed from 9.00am marks the First Sunday of Advent with a service  of Comfort and Joy 
 

 

Sunday 22nd November

St Matthews Luton joins St Mary’s Luton for worship streamed from 10.30am
 

 
The national weekly online service streamed from 9.00am is centred on prayer for the nation, from Durham Cathedral
 

Sunday 15th November

St Matthews Luton joins St Mary’s Luton for worship streamed from 10.30am

The national weekly online service streamed from 9.00am celebrates friendships that cross continents, with a service from the Anglican Communion

Sunday 8th November

St Matthews Luton joins St Mary’s Luton for worship streamed from 10.30am commemorating Remembrance Sunday

The national weekly online service streamed from 9.00am marks Remembrance Sunday and honours those who gave their lives for the peace of our nation.

Sunday 1st November

St Matthews Luton joins St Mary’s Luton for worship streamed from 10.30am

The national weekly online service streamed from 9.00am celebrates All Saints’ and is led by the Bishop of London, Rt Rev Dame Sarah Mullally from St Paul’s Cathedral

Sunday 25th October

St Matthews Luton joins St Mary’s Luton for worship streamed from 10.30am

The national weekly online service streamed from 9.00am is a celebration of Bible Sunday

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ANNUAL PARISH MEETING

We held our Annual Parish Meeting and Annual Parochial Church Meeting on Sunday, Oct 18th at 12.30 pm.

The following was elected as Churchwarden: John Turner

The following were elected to PCCJill Larkins, Jane O’Hara and Andy Flannagan

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Sunday 18th October

St Matthews Luton joins St Mary’s Luton for worship streamed from 10.30am with a sermon from the Venerable Dave Middlebrook, Archdeacon of Bedford.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy9zQVZMekJAMaRmCnoIFHg/videos

The national weekly online service streamed from 9.00am is a cross-cultural celebration of St Luke

Sunday 11th October

St Matthews Luton joins St Mary’s Luton for worship streamed from 10.30am

The national weekly online service streamed from 9.00am celebrates chaplaincy in care homes.

Sunday 4th October
St Matthews Luton joins St Mary’s Luton for worship streamed from 10.30am for an All Age service.

 
The national weekly online service streamed from 9.00am celebrates the ‘forgotten heroes’ of the COVID 19 pandemic
 

Sunday 27th September

St Matthews Luton joins St Mary’s Luton for worship streamed from 10.30am with Ulrike hunt speaking

The national weekly online service streamed from 9.00am celebrates Harvest Festival service and includes reflections on climate change, farming and the beauty of nature

Sunday 20th September
St Matthews Luton joins St Mary’s Luton for worship streamed from 10.30am with Rev Nick Mwandia preaching

10:30 Service

Gepostet von St Mary's, Luton am Sonntag, 20. September 2020

The national weekly online service streamed from 9.00am celebrates the gifts of Christians with disabilities

Sunday 13th September
St Matthews Luton joins St Mary’s Luton for worship streamed from 10.30am with Rev Mike Jones preaching

The national weekly online service streamed from 9.00am is from All Saints Kings Heath, with contributions from Professor Nicola Slee, poet and theologian.

Sunday 6th September

St Matthews Church Luton joins St Mary’s Church Luton for worship streamed live from 10.30am for an All Age service

The national weekly online service streamed from 9.00am features contributions from St Thomas CofE Academy. This online service will be led by Gas Street Church, recognising teachers and school staff as unsung heroes.

Sunday 30th August

St Matthews Church Luton joins St Mary’s Church Luton for worship streamed live from 10.30am with Rev Nick Mwandia speaking about walking in the light

The national weekly online service streamed from 9.00am is led by Rev Dr Paul Mathole from Holy Trinity Platt

St Matthews Church Luton joins with St Mary’s Church Luton for worship streamed live from 10.30am

The national weekly online service is led by Rev Fergus Butler-Gallie leading BCP Morning Prayer.

Sunday 16th August

St Matthews Church Luton joins with St Mary’s Church Luton for worship streamed live at 10.30am

The national weekly online service is led by the community of Mucknell Abbey, located near Worcester, in the West Midlands

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.

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Sunday 3rd May

4th Sunday of Easter Service with Revd Nick Mwandia,

John 10.1-10  and ‘Recognising and Responding to The Good Shepherd’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oscGspAYksM

A family-friendly outdoor reflection from Sara.

A song responding to Nick’s message about hearing Jesus’ voice.

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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:  

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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)”.

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Easter Sunday 12th April

Revd Nick Mwandia’s sermon, plus songs and hymns, prayers and a poem. Plus a special welcome from the congregation.  

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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 family interactive reflection:
 

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
http://https://youtu.be/Ie-cs4dVb9c
…………..
The Archbishop of York leads a ‘front room’ service on Sunday 29 March.
 Recorded at Bishopthorpe Palace, the stream is available from 9am.

 
…………

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leAtc94CJuI

 
………….
The Archbishop of Canterbury led a national broadcast

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.

Most importantly – no-one can cancel prayer! Be praying for God’s world, your neighbours, and for God’s church as we respond. You are the light of the world, a city on a hill cannot be hidden.
 
Below is a mini-sermon on John 9, the text for 22nd March, by one of our members Sam Hargreaves.

 St a erWe will then As we join w

The national weekly online service streamed from 9.00am celebrates friendships that cross continents, with a service from the Anglican Communion

Sunday 8th November

St Matthews Luton joins St Mary’s Luton for worship streamed from 10.30am commemorating Remembrance Sunday

The national weekly online service streamed from 9.00am marks Remembrance Sunday and honours those who gave their lives for the peace of our nation.

Sunday 1st November

St Matthews Luton joins St Mary’s Luton for worship streamed from 10.30am

The national weekly online service streamed from 9.00am celebrates All Saints’ and is led by the Bishop of London, Rt Rev Dame Sarah Mullally from St Paul’s Cathedral

Sunday 25th October

St Matthews Luton joins St Mary’s Luton for worship streamed from 10.30am

The national weekly online service streamed from 9.00am is a celebration of Bible Sunday

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ANNUAL PARISH MEETING

We held our Annual Parish Meeting and Annual Parochial Church Meeting on Sunday, Oct 18th at 12.30 pm.

The following was elected as Churchwarden: John Turner

The following were elected to PCCJill Larkins, Jane O’Hara and Andy Flannagan

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Sunday 18th October

St Matthews Luton joins St Mary’s Luton for worship streamed from 10.30am with a sermon from the Venerable Dave Middlebrook, Archdeacon of Bedford.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy9zQVZMekJAMaRmCnoIFHg/videos

The national weekly online service streamed from 9.00am is a cross-cultural celebration of St Luke

Sunday 11th October

St Matthews Luton joins St Mary’s Luton for worship streamed from 10.30am

The national weekly online service streamed from 9.00am celebrates chaplaincy in care homes.

Sunday 4th October
St Matthews Luton joins St Mary’s Luton for worship streamed from 10.30am for an All Age service.

 
The national weekly online service streamed from 9.00am celebrates the ‘forgotten heroes’ of the COVID 19 pandemic
 

Sunday 27th September

St Matthews Luton joins St Mary’s Luton for worship streamed from 10.30am with Ulrike hunt speaking

The national weekly online service streamed from 9.00am celebrates Harvest Festival service and includes reflections on climate change, farming and the beauty of nature

Sunday 20th September
St Matthews Luton joins St Mary’s Luton for worship streamed from 10.30am with Rev Nick Mwandia preaching

10:30 Service

Gepostet von St Mary's, Luton am Sonntag, 20. September 2020

The national weekly online service streamed from 9.00am celebrates the gifts of Christians with disabilities

Sunday 13th September
St Matthews Luton joins St Mary’s Luton for worship streamed from 10.30am with Rev Mike Jones preaching

The national weekly online service streamed from 9.00am is from All Saints Kings Heath, with contributions from Professor Nicola Slee, poet and theologian.

Sunday 6th September

St Matthews Church Luton joins St Mary’s Church Luton for worship streamed live from 10.30am for an All Age service

The national weekly online service streamed from 9.00am features contributions from St Thomas CofE Academy. This online service will be led by Gas Street Church, recognising teachers and school staff as unsung heroes.

Sunday 30th August

St Matthews Church Luton joins St Mary’s Church Luton for worship streamed live from 10.30am with Rev Nick Mwandia speaking about walking in the light

The national weekly online service streamed from 9.00am is led by Rev Dr Paul Mathole from Holy Trinity Platt

St Matthews Church Luton joins with St Mary’s Church Luton for worship streamed live from 10.30am

The national weekly online service is led by Rev Fergus Butler-Gallie leading BCP Morning Prayer.

Sunday 16th August

St Matthews Church Luton joins with St Mary’s Church Luton for worship streamed live at 10.30am

The national weekly online service is led by the community of Mucknell Abbey, located near Worcester, in the West Midlands

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’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oscGspAYksM

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 family interactive reflection:
 

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
http://https://youtu.be/Ie-cs4dVb9c
…………..
The Archbishop of York leads a ‘front room’ service on Sunday 29 March.
 Recorded at Bishopthorpe Palace, the stream is available from 9am.

 
…………

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leAtc94CJuI

 
………….
The Archbishop of Canterbury led a national broadcast

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.

Most importantly – no-one can cancel prayer! Be praying for God’s world, your neighbours, and for God’s church as we respond. You are the light of the world, a city on a hill cannot be hidden.
 
Below is a mini-sermon on John 9, the text for 22nd March, by one of our members Sam Hargreaves.

 St a erWe will then As we join w

church of england

Sunday 23rd August

St Matthews Church Luton joins with St Mary’s Church Luton for worship streamed live from 10.30am

The national weekly online service is led by Rev Fergus Butler-Gallie leading BCP Morning Prayer.

Sunday 16th August

St Matthews Church Luton joins with St Mary’s Church Luton for worship streamed live at 10.30am

The national weekly online service is led by the community of Mucknell Abbey, located near Worcester, in the West Midlands

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’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oscGspAYksM

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 family interactive reflection:
 

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
http://https://youtu.be/Ie-cs4dVb9c
…………..
The Archbishop of York leads a ‘front room’ service on Sunday 29 March.
 Recorded at Bishopthorpe Palace, the stream is available from 9am.

 
…………

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leAtc94CJuI

 
………….
The Archbishop of Canterbury led a national broadcast

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.

Most importantly – no-one can cancel prayer! Be praying for God’s world, your neighbours, and for God’s church as we respond. You are the light of the world, a city on a hill cannot be hidden.
 
Below is a mini-sermon on John 9, the text for 22nd March, by one of our members Sam Hargreaves.

 St a erWe will then As we join w

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!

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Blossom

Transform the way you interact with other women. Blossom is group of the next generation of women in the church.

The Pebbles

The Pebbles is a meeting place for kids during church services. We continually work to design new programs for our children to find joy in church.

Mens' Fellowship

The Men’s fellowship provides a forum for men to share their faith as well as to look after the church fabric.

Life Groups

Life groups meet in homes at various times mid-week for bible study, prayer and fellowship. Everyone is welcome.

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Get in Touch

For more information please call us,                                                                      or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible