St Matthew
St Matthew

The Parish of The Risen Lord Preston

St Matthew's Church

St James
St James

Services & Events
Mission & Evangelism

St Matthew's Noticeboard

Bishop Nicholas with the whole congregation

Daffodils ... at last

Baptism on Easter Sunday

The school is applying for a grant so that we can have some raised beds in the churchyard next to the playground for their gardening project

The Gardening Team have been clearing away shrubs down the side in church in preparation for planting a herb garden

St Matthew's church service in school

St Matthew's church service in school

Some of the cleaning team at St Matthew

Edna Bell (centre) celebrating her 90th birthday after the service at St Matthew

The Lent Banner

Congratulations to John Sumner who celebrated his 80th birthday with a party

Matthew Sumner raised over 100 doing a sponsored zip ride at Deepdale (Preston North End's football stadium) on behalf of St Catherine's Hospice.

School Assembly

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

Church Garden at St Matthew

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 2015
What's New ...
Monday 5 October
1pm Work Club
6pm Rainbows & Brownies
Tuesday 6 October
6pm Youth Cafe
Wednesday 7 October
9.45am Communion St Mt
10am Coffee Morning St James
11am Service St James
7.30pm Call to Prayer St James
Thursday 8 October
9.30am Toddler Group
Sunday 11 October 2015
Harvest Services
9.30am Worship at Mission
10.30am Worship at St Jas
11.00am Worship at St Mt
Saturday 24 October
3pm Messy Church