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Welcome to the Website

serving Ashford and Stanwell

The Churches of St Mary's and St Matthew's

are temporarily closed for public worship.

Pastoral offices continue in line with government guidelines

response to COVID-19 prevention measures of the 7th of January 2021


As a parish we wish to reassert that access to God’s grace through the sacraments is of paramount importance. However, this does not negate the fact that the sanctity of life is one of the primary beliefs of Christianity.


Therefore, in light of the new lockdown and the local situation of the average cases per 100,000 has now been over 800 for three consecutive days (in consultation with the Bishop and Archdeacon), we have decided in common with the Deanery, we should close the building for two weeks and reassess this with the data available over this period.


Therefore the Mass will be streamed via Zoom at 10:00 on Sunday Mornings and can be accessed via online services.


In the meantime, please keep in touch, either through social media, our website or our mailing list.


In the meantime, we are holding you all in our prayers, and with the conviction that just as God was born in a stable to be alongside us 2000 year ago, so God walks alongside us still today.

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A VERY WARM WELCOME

to the Parishes of

St Mary the Virgin, Stanwell

and St Matthew, Ashford.  


We stand within the Catholic tradition of the Church of England, seeking to respond faithfully to the Gospel message in our own age. We seek to be an inclusive and welcoming Christian community, imposing no conditions on those who come through our doors other than a willingness to be open to the love of God revealed in Jesus Christ.


We are under the episcopal care of Bishop Jonathan Baker SSC, Bishop of Fulham. 

MISSION STATEMENT


St Mary’s and St Matthew’s as part of the one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, the body of
Christ, seek to take seriously and act intentionally upon the mission Christ gave to that Church:


“Go, therefore,

and make disciples

of all nations.”
Matthew 28:19

(c) St Mary's and St Matthew's PCC