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St Matthew's Church

Blackmoor and Whitehill


Our Services


Monthly pattern of Sunday services:


1st Sunday of the month:

9.30am Communion service in church


2nd Sunday of the month:

9.30am Communion service in church,

plus junior church at Blackmoor village hall


3rd Sunday of the month:

8.30am Communion service in church,

plus 9.30am family service in church (Church alive!)

6.30pm Choral evensong (usually held every month, but please check the calendar)


4th Sunday of the month:

9.30am Communion service in church,

plus junior church at Blackmoor village hall


5th Sunday services combine our two church congregations and alternate between St Matthew's and St John's. Please check the calendar for details.



More about our Sunday Morning Services


Sunday worship at St. Matthew's is held at 9.30am and lasts for about an hour. Tea and coffee are served after the service, and you are encouraged to stay in church after worship for a chat and a catch-up!

The service usually includes Holy Communion, and it is our policy to freely encourage all adults and confirmed children to receive Communion.

Our services are relaxed in style and hope to be welcoming to all, particularly newcomers and enquirers. These services include music led by an organ and choir and you can expect to sing a mixture of both traditional hymns and modern worship songs every Sunday. The choir will also often sing an anthem and have a wide repertoire.


The services are easy to follow, and there are large print hymn books and service books available. There is a loop system for those with hearing aids, and a ramp for wheelchairs and pushchairs.


On the third Sunday of each month, we hold an all-age family service at 9.30am. This service does not include Holy Communion and uses modern worship music led by the piano and other instruments. There is teaching for adults and children alike and the style is more relaxed. This service lasts for about 45 minutes.

At 8.30am on these days, there is a said service of Holy Communion, followed by coffee and croissants.


Healing is also an important part of St Matthew's ministry, and special healing services are offered throughout the year where you can receive individual prayer and the laying on of hands from our experienced and gifted Pastoral Care Team.




Weekday Services


On Wednesday evenings at 7pm there is a shorter, spoken service of Holy Communion.




Other Services


We have a variety of services on Sunday evenings, usually twice a month, and at other occasional times. Please see the church calendar for other services and events.






If you would like to view our rotas, click here to download the current list.