St Matthew – New Hall Lane

St James – Knowsley St, Avenham

St Matthew’s Mission – Acregate Lane

The Parish of The Risen Lord offers 3 places of Church of England Christian worship in a large area of south-east Preston in Lancashire

We’re Back ….  on Palm Sunday 28th March

 -From Palm Sunday we are returning to our buildings to worship – we will still be following Government and Diocesan guidelines in the meantime (social distancing, etc.).
Until the summer this will be a transitional arrangement where we will worship alternative weeks at St Matthew’s Mission and St James (please note: we won’t be using the main church building of St Matthew’s on New Hall Lane)

The first two months of this transitional period we will be worshipping at the buildings below:

10.30am Sunday 28th March at St Matthew’s Mission
7.30pm Maundy Thursday Service at St Matthew’s Mission
10.30am Good Friday Service online at
10.30am Easter Sunday 4th April at St James
10.30am Sunday 11th April at St Matthew’s Mission
10.30am Sunday 18th April at St James
10.30am Sunday 25th April at St Matthew;’s Mission 

Each Sunday evening we will also run an informal online fellowship evening at 7pm at

Welcome To Our Parish

We consist of 3 places of worship in South East Preston:
St Matthew’s Church, New Hall Lane
St James Church, Avenham
St Matthew’s Mission on Acregate Lane.

Each congregation is small in number, but large in welcome and enthusiasm. You are most welcome to join us, no matter your stage of life.

At each service we seek to worship God
as revealed to us in, and by, His Living Word, Jesus,
and to engage with God’s revelation
in his written Word,
the Bible.

Do have fun exploring our web site, contact us if you would like to know more about us, and do come and worship with us at one of our churches on Sunday morning.

Revd Canon Alistair McHaffie
Vicar, The Parish of the Risen Lord

LATEST NEWS (28th October 2020)

PLEASE NOTE: Our patterns of services are going to be changing for 2 months from November 2020.

On Sundays there will be the option of 2 services.

10.30am at St James’

3pm at St Matthew’s Mission on Acregate
(technology permitting, this will be live-streamed from our church Facebook Page)

Due to COVID-19, as current legislation stands, we will have to ask the following of you at our services

  • scan the NHS Track & Trace QR Code or give us your contact details on arrival (name and phone number
  • you cannot meet in groups to chat before and after the service
  • you must wear a face mask
  • there will be no singing
  • there will be no refreshments
  • there will be no toilet facilities available


From September we will follow the pattern below:

9am Morning Prayer on Zoom led by Dan (Alistair’s day off)


10am Holy Communion in St Matthew’s Mission

7.30pm Cafe Church/Homegroup on Zoom


9am Morning Prayer on Zoom led by Alistair (Dan’s day off)

Zoom Link:


Meeting ID: 380 537 8038
Passcode: 729757

As you can see, this pattern will last for 2 months and we will re-assess this by mid-December and let you know the plans for early 2021