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

LATEST NEWS (24.8.2020)

PLEASE NOTE: Our patterns of services are going to be changing from September 2020.

We’ve been running online daily prayers, a weekly Wednesday evening Cafe Church and a weekly 11am Sunday service since lockdown began in March. But from September everything is changing as we gradually transition out of the lockdown situation.

On Sundays there will be the option of 2 services.
10.30am in St Matthew’s or St James’
5pm Zoom Internet Service

We will be opening our building as below:
6th Sept     St Matthew’s
13th Sept   St James’
20th Sept   St Matthew’s
27th Sept   St James’
4th Oct      St Matthew’s
11th Oct    St James’
18th Oct    St Matthew’s
25th Oct    St James’

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

  1. give us your contact details on arrival (name and phone number)
  2. you cannot meet in groups to chat before and after the service
  3. you must wear a face mask
  4. there will be no singing
  5. there will be no refreshments
  6.  there will be no toilet facilities available

LINK for 5pm Service as below:

Meeting ID: 380 537 8038
Passcode: 729757


From September we will follow the pattern below:
9am Morning Prayer led by Dan (Alistair’s day off)
10am Holy Communion in St Matthew’s Mission
7.30pm Cafe Church/Homegroup on Zoom at link above
9am Morning Prayer led by Alistair (Dan’s day off)

As you can see, this pattern will last for 2 months and we will re-assess this by mid-October and let you know the plans for November/December as soon as we can.



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