St Matthew’s Church is one of the most popular churches for getting married in the Portsmouth Diocese. The majestic architecture, long aisle, grand organ, bells, and sense of peace as one walks through the door all contribute to its popularity. Add to this the church’s location in beautiful, rural countryside and you can see why couples choose it for one of the most special occasions in their lives.
St Matthew’s has witnessed horse drawn carriages, camper vans and shiny classic cars arriving with radiant brides, grooms looking immaculate in top hats, silk ties of various colours, bantering with their best men or best ladies or their fathers. Rings have arrived on Bibles, by owl or carried by grinning page boys. But for all of them - that moment when a couple say the timeless and reverent words of their vows and the presence of God is felt especially keenly is the most breath taking and beautiful and one which will never be forgotten.
If you are interested in finding out more about booking your wedding at St Matthew’s please call Rev’d Alice on 01420 472656 or email us using the form at the bottom of the page. Fees for 2019 can be viewed by clicking here.
“God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God,
and God in them....”
1 John 4.16
From January 2020, restoration work will be taking place in the church. Major disruption is expected, so we regret we are unable to book any weddings from January until June 2020. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause, but hope you will support us in this essential work.
We desperately need the support of our local community.