St Matthew
St Matthew

The Parish of The Risen Lord Preston

St Matthew's Church

St James
St James

Services & Events

Bishop's visit - St Matthew's School children presenting the story of Saul's conversion

Bishop's visit - Nina Woodfield talking about her life

Bishop Julian preaching at St Matthew

The musicians at the Bishop's visit

Bishop Julian with his wife Heather at the Bring and Share lunch

Bring and share lunch following the service with Bishop Julian

Oldest with the Youngest - Margaret Bibby with her great-grandson

Steve Fairhurst licensing as a Reader for the Parish

Jamaican Anniversary of Independence Thanksgiving Service - with the Mayor and Mayoress

St Matthew's Family Fun Day with Fusion Youth and Community

St Matthew's Family Fun Day with Fusion Youth and Community

St Matthew's Community Fun Day

St Matthew's Community Fun Day

Wedding at St Matthew

Kamran, the new curate, with his family moving in

We've moved some pews at St Matthew to make a bigger area for refreshments

Baptism by immersion at Easter Sunday's service

Ann Gray's licensing

Jamaican Anniversary of Independence Thanksgiving Service

Community Fun Day

Community Fun Day

The Olympic torch passing St Matthew

Derrick Walkden celebrating 50 years of Readership

Lancashire Wildlife Trust Course

St Matthew's Garden

Britain in Bloom Award Ceremony

A service at St Matthew

Parish lunch at the Vicarage

Jacob's Join following Joint Parish Service

Model of Church made by children at St Matthew's School

St Matthew's Noticeboard

St Matthew's church service in school

Some of the congregation with following the Confirmation Service at St Cuthbert

St Matthew's Church, which dates from 1883, was built to seat around 500 people. It serves a large inner-city population from the east of Preston city centre out to the M6 motorway.

The congregation is small, but is growing in number. On average there are about 40 adults at the main service. There is a a wide spread of ages and it includes people of Asian and African and Afro-Caribbean nationalities.

Our aim is to tell the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of East Preston. We run the Alpha Course regularly.

Times of Services

Sundays at 11.00 am
The main act of worship is usually Holy Communion with a Bible-based sermon. We have started to introduce more contemporary music, lay partipication with a more informal style of worship in order to minister to the needs of those who are new to the Christian faith or who are just looking. The service lasts just over an hour and is followed by refreshments. You will be give a warm welcome.

Wednesdays at 9.45 am
Holy Communion - A short 40 minute service with a sermon.

Church Address

New Hall Lane, Preston, PR1 5XB

Church Office Address

St Matthew's Vicarage, 20 Fishwick View, Preston, PR1 4YA

How to find us

To zoom in or out use the control arrows in the top left corner of the map. To change the view from map to the satellite image or the terrain, click on the buttons at the top right of the map.

There are two entrances to the church, both on New Hall Lane. For most occasions the entrance next to school is the one used. There is no car park but cars can be parked along Derby Square or other side streets near the church.

A Short Historical Background

© The Risen Lord Preston 2017
What's New ...

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During the Vacancy, please contact either the Curate, Kamran Bhatti, or the Church Warden for St Matthew, Bob Woodfield, or the Church Warden for St James, Dot Parker.

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