St Matthew
St Matthew

The Parish of The Risen Lord Preston

St Matthew's Church

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Bishop's visit - St Matthew's School children presenting the story of Saul's conversion

Bishop's visit - Nina Woodfield talking about her life

Bishop Julian preaching at St Matthew

The musicians at the Bishop's visit


Bishop Julian with his wife Heather at the Bring and Share lunch

Bring and share lunch following the service with Bishop Julian


Oldest with the Youngest - Margaret Bibby with her great-grandson


Steve Fairhurst licensing as a Reader for the Parish


Jamaican Anniversary of Independence Thanksgiving Service - with the Mayor and Mayoress

St Matthew's Family Fun Day with Fusion Youth and Community

St Matthew's Family Fun Day with Fusion Youth and Community

St Matthew's Community Fun Day

St Matthew's Community Fun Day

Wedding at St Matthew

Kamran, the new curate, with his family moving in

We've moved some pews at St Matthew to make a bigger area for refreshments

Baptism by immersion at Easter Sunday's service


Ann Gray's licensing


Jamaican Anniversary of Independence Thanksgiving Service


Community Fun Day


Community Fun Day

The Olympic torch passing St Matthew


Derrick Walkden celebrating 50 years of Readership


Lancashire Wildlife Trust Course


St Matthew's Garden


Britain in Bloom Award Ceremony

A service at St Matthew


Parish lunch at the Vicarage


Jacob's Join following Joint Parish Service


Model of Church made by children at St Matthew's School


St Matthew's Noticeboard


St Matthew's church service in school


Some of the congregation with following the Confirmation Service at St Cuthbert

St Matthew's Church, which dates from 1883, was built to seat around 500 people. It serves a large inner-city population from the east of Preston city centre out to the M6 motorway.

The congregation is small, but is growing in number. On average there are about 40 adults at the main service. There is a a wide spread of ages and it includes people of Asian and African and Afro-Caribbean nationalities.

Our aim is to tell the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of East Preston. We run the Alpha Course regularly.

Times of Services

Sundays at 11.00 am
The main act of worship is usually Holy Communion with a Bible-based sermon. We have started to introduce more contemporary music, lay partipication with a more informal style of worship in order to minister to the needs of those who are new to the Christian faith or who are just looking. The service lasts just over an hour and is followed by refreshments. You will be give a warm welcome.

Wednesdays at 9.45 am
Holy Communion - A short 40 minute service with a sermon.

Church Address

New Hall Lane, Preston, PR1 5XB

Church Office Address

St Matthew's Vicarage, 20 Fishwick View, Preston, PR1 4YA

How to find us


To zoom in or out use the control arrows in the top left corner of the map. To change the view from map to the satellite image or the terrain, click on the buttons at the top right of the map.

There are two entrances to the church, both on New Hall Lane. For most occasions the entrance next to school is the one used. There is no car park but cars can be parked along Derby Square or other side streets near the church.

A Short Historical Background


© The Risen Lord Preston 2016
What's New ...
Diary
Sunday 7 Febuary 2016
9.30am Worship at Mission
10.30am Worship at St Jas
11.00am Worship at St Mt
Monday 8 February
1pm Work Club
6pm Rainbows & Brownies
Tuesday 9 February
6pm Youth Cafe
Wednesday 10 February
10am Coffee Morning St James
7.30pm Ash Wed Communion St Mt
Thursday 11 February
9.30am Toddler Group
8pm Home Group
Saturday 13 February 2016
3pm Messy Church
Sunday 14 February 2016
11.00am Joint Service at St Mt