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Friday 5 July 2019

"Two are better than one..." 

What a great Church Family BBQ we had on Sunday, and I want to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who helped in any way to make it such a special time.

After a wonderfully joyful time of worship, it seemed like the whole church family went into action, setting up, cooking, serving food and drinks – and a great time was had by all - I want to say a special ‘thank you’ to the angels who brought plates of food and ice cold drinks to us on the BBQ!
The fact that the whole site was cleared before 3pm was also testament to the brilliant teamwork in the kitchen, the hall and outdoors. As the writer of Ecclesiastes said, “Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their labour,” and Sunday’s BBQ proved that dozens are even better still!

As Kirstie and I head off to South Africa this week to meet our new grandson, we feel really blessed to be part of such a lovely church family. 

With love in Christ,


TODAY at St Matthew's !

Baptism Sunday & Church Family Lunch

Sunday 28 July

On Sunday 28 July we will be celebrating the baptism of some very special members of our church family.  This a very important step in their journey of faith and we hope that as many of you as possible can come and celebrate with them.

Straight after coffee, please stay on for lunch as we catch up with each other before the wonderful summer break. 
Please note

The two 11.45am services of Holy Communion will be on consecutive Sundays 14th and 21st July instead of 14th and 28th. Thank you.

Make sure you check the changes on the rota and let us know if there is any problem. Please check in the WELCOME AREA

Also coming up...

New Wine 2020

We're getting ready!

If you would like to come to New Wine Week in 2020 do not delay and speak to Pads, Kirstie or Lynn. As you may know, New Wine has just changed venue to Peterborough, which has complicated logistics a little bit so we decided to give this year a miss.

But we want to be ready for 2020 - and for everyone who is planning to join us to have the best, most comfortable experience of New Wine ever by booking caravans etc. These go quickly so please give us a call / email us! DO GET IN TOUCH :-) We need to hear from you.
Useful information

When? Sat. 25 July - Sat. 1 Aug. 2020
Where? East of England Showground, Peterborough PE2 6XE
Transport? Let us know if you need a lift.
Adult     £165
12-18yr £135
5-11yr   £120
0-4yr     £85
Booking? online
Accomodation? Tent / Caravan / Motorhome
Stuff for Kids? Loads - age groups have their own activities
Typical day? Morning Celebration / Bible teaching/ Talks / Prayer Ministry etc
Family Friendly? Yes, yes, yes: you can do all of the activities, a few or none. Relax, have fun, worship God, enjoy time with your friends.

Thames Valley alert - Drivers targeted with fake fines

Action Fraud have received an increase in reports and intelligence where elderly victims are being targeted by individuals purporting to be police officers or traffic wardens.

The victims are being approached whilst parked in a car park and are told by the suspect that they have parked illegally or broken a speed limit and a photo has been taken of their car for ‘evidence’.
Victims are advised that they will face a substantial penalty fine unless they pay a smaller upfront fee immediately. Victims, who opt for paying the smaller penalty, will be directed to a parking meter and asked to enter their card and PIN. These parking meters have been tampered with by the suspect in order to retain the card.
Once the victim inserts their card and are asked for their PIN, the victims are shoulder surfed for their PIN by the suspect. Once victims input their PIN, the card is retained by the machine and victims are told by the suspect to seek help from the company who operates the parking meter or their bank.

What you can do
  • If you are suspicious about the authenticity of the fine, do not pay it until you have verified it with your local council
  • Always shield your PIN from view when using an ATM machine, and never share your PIN with anyone.
If your bank card is retained by an ATM machine, contact your bank immediately to inform them.

Have a great week!

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